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Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness

A group of 436 participants and distinguished speakers attended the conference Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness from March 21st-March 24th, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, providing a forum for professionals working in the fields of radiation preparedness, risk communication, and response in further understanding how to better respond to a radiation emergency. To address the Japan emergency (Fukushima Daiichi), a session was added to answer questions and concerns.

This site aims to summarize the proceedings of the Bridging the Gaps conference on the following pages:

Summary -- A detailed summary of the conference Bridging the Gaps: Public Health and Radiation Emergency Preparedness.

Slides and Resources -- PowerPoint presentations and agenda information from the four day conference.

Training Resources -- Additional training Tool Kits, initiatives and products composed by the Radiation Studies Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Proceedings -- Summary of the Bridging the Gaps conference plenary and breakout presentations and activities.

Media Information -- Additional information on the Bridging the Gaps conference, the Radiation Studies Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and radiation emergencies.

Poster Abstracts (PDF, 179Kb) -- Description of posters presented at the Bridging the Gaps conference.