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Health Physics Society Journal

June 2010, Volume 98, Number 6

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CONTENTS

EDITORIAL

12th Coordination and Planning Meeting of the WHO-REMPAN (Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network), Buenos Aires, 15–17 October 2008 — Zhanat Carr and Viktor Meineke

FOREWORD

Welcome Address to the Participants of the 12th WHO-REMPAN Planning and Coordinating Meeting, 15–17 October 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina — Maria Neira

AGENDA

The 12th Coordination and Planning Meeting of the WHO-REMPAN Collaborating Centers and Liaison Institutions 15–17 October 2008—Buenos Aires, Argentina

PARTICIPANTS

The 12th WHO-REMPAN Meeting—List of Participants

SESSION 1. WELCOME AND OPENING

Welcome Address of the President of the Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN) to Participants of the 12th Coordination and Planning Meeting of WHO-REMPAN, 15–17 October 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina — Raul Oscar Racana

WHO-REMPAN for Global Health Security and Strengthening Preparedness and Response to Radiation Emergencies — Zhanat Carr

Incident and Emergency Centre of the IAEA — Florian Baciu, Elena Buglova, Rafael Martincic, Rejane Spiegelberg Planer, Warren Stern, and Guenther Winkler

SESSION 2. NEWS FROM THE TRENCHES

Medical Preparedness for Radiation Emergency for the Olympic Games, Beijing 2008 — Ying Liu, Cuiping Lei, Bin Qin, Huifang Chen, and Xu Su

A Guide to Radiation Accidents for the General Practitioner — Wendla Paile

SESSION 3. PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO RADIATION EMERGENCIES

Some Considerations for Mass Casualty Management in Radiation Emergencies — Michael Hopmeier, Jonathan Abrahams, and Zhanat Carr

Management of Acute Traumatic Stress in Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies — Marina Vazquez, Osvaldo Jordan, Enrique Kuper, Daniel Hernandez, Martin Galmarini, and Augusto Ferraro

German Hospital Database—Allocation of Patients to Appropriate Hospitals — Rita Schneider and Christoph Reiners

Concerns of Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) Members about Troubles at the Nuclear Power Plant: Experience from the Niigata Chuetsu-Oki Earthquake, 16 July 2007, in Japan — Makoto Akashi, Ken Kumagaya, Hisayoshi Kondo, and Yasuo Hirose

The Role of the European Haematologist in a Large Irradiation Emergency: The European Blood and Marrow Transplantation Society (EBMT) Nuclear Accident Committee (NAC) — Ray Powles, Bhawna Sirohi, and Dietger Niederwieser

SESSION 4. RADIONUCLIDE INCORPORATION MANAGEMENT

Rapid Internal Dose Magnitude Estimation in Emergency Situations Using Annual Limits on Intake (ALI) Comparisons — Stephen L. Sugarman, Richard Toohey, Ronald Goans, Doran Christensen, and Albert Wiley

Late Effects in Hemopoiesis and Bone Tissue among People with Incorporated Osteotropic Isotope 90Sr — Alexander V. Akleyev, Georgy P. Dimov, and Tatyana A. Varfolomeyeva

SESSION 5-A. TOWARDS GLOBAL CONSENSUS ON MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF RADIATION INJURIES: ACUTE RADIATION SYNDROME MANAGEMENT

European Consensus on the Medical Management of Acute Radiation Syndrome and Analysis of the Radiation Accidents in Belgium and Senegal — Patrick Gourmelon, Marc Benderitter, Jean Marc Bertho, Christelle Huet, Norbert Claude Gorin, and Patrick De Revel

Medical Management of Radiation Victims in the United States — Matthew S. Davids, Cullen Case Jr., Dennis L. Confer, Daniel J. Weisdorf, and David M. Weinstock

Rationale and Recommendations for Treatment of Radiation Injury with Cytokines — Nicholas Dainiak

SESSION 5-B. TOWARDS GLOBAL CONSENSUS ON MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF RADIATION INJURIES: LOCAL RADIATION INJURIES AND COMBINED INJURIES MANAGEMENT

Advances in the Management of Localized Radiation Injuries — Kerstin Müller and Viktor Meineke

New Emerging Concepts in the Medical Management of Local Radiation Injury — Marc Benderitter, Patrick Gourmelon, Eric Bey, Alain Chapel, Isabelle Clairand, Marie Prat, and Jean Jacques Lataillade

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Cutaneous Radiation Syndrome — Sadanori Akita, Kozo Akino, Akiyoshi Hirano, Akira Ohtsuru, and Shunichi Yamashita

Radiation Combined Injury: Overview of Niaid Research — Andrea L. DiCarlo, Narayani Ramakrishnan, and Richard J. Hatchett

SESSION 6. LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF HIGH-DOSE ACUTE EXPOSURES

An Update on Three Radiation Accidents in South America — Nelson José de Lima Valverde, José Ferreira da Silva, and Oscar Barriga Tantalean

Long-Term Follow-Up of the Patients Injured in the Lilo Radiological Accident — David Jikia

Non-Cancer Effects in Acute Radiation Syndrome Survivors in Ukraine — David Belyi, Aleksander Kovalenko, Dmitrij Bazyka, and Vladimir Bebeshko

Follow-Up Study by Chromosome Aberration Analysis and Micronucleus Assays in Victims Accidentally Exposed to 60Co Radiation — Qiang Liu, Jia Cao, Ying Liu, Yu Min Lü, Bin Qin, Bo Jiang, Li Ping Jiang, Bao Hua Fu, Feng Ling Zhao, En Hai Jiang, Xu Su, and Fei Yue Fan

SESSION 7. SUSTAINABILITY OF EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

Training Programs for Radio-Nuclear Emergency Response in the Asian Region — Kyung Duk Park, Mee Jang, and Makoto Akashi

Radiation Accident Preparedness: A European Approach to Train Physicians to Manage Mass Radiation Casualties — Mark E. Hotz, Theodor M. Fliedner, and Viktor Meineke

A New Handbook on Triage, Monitoring and Treatment of People Following Malevolent Use of Radiation — Maria del Rosario Pérez, Zhanat Carr, Carlos Rojas-Palma, Klaus van der Meer, Karen Smith, Tua Rahola, Maarit Muikku, Astrid Liland, Alicja Jaworska, and Anne Jerstad

NIAID/NIH Radiation/Nuclear Medical Countermeasures Product Research and Development Program — Nathaniel Hafer, David Cassatt, Andrea DiCarlo, Narayani Ramakrishnan, Joseph Kaminski, Mai-Kim Norman, Bert Maidment, and Richard Hatchett

OTHER CONTENT

News and Notices

Health Physics Society Prospectus

Health Physics Society Affiliate Members

Author Guidelines

Advertisers Guide

Advertisers Index

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