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Programme for the Event

Day 1 - 28th June 2023

1800 - Ice Breaker – Sponsored by RSCS & FLIR

           Oakley's Sports Grill, 119 S Illinois Ave, Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Day 2 - 29th June 2023

0800 - Registration – The Pollard Technology Centre

0830 - Administration Briefing

           LTC Tommy Rezentes

           Chair, NATO CBRN Medical Training Panel (USA)

0840 - Opening Address - Major General Tim Hodgetts CBE, KHS, DL, OStJ

           UK Surgeon General & Chair, Committee of the Chiefs of Military Medical Services in NATO (GBR)

0850 - Opening Address - Mr Adam Polling, MA, MSc, MBA 

           Deputy Joint Staff Surgeon and US Representative to NATO COMEDS Steering Group (USA)

           Allies and Partners - How NATO Can improve CBRN by Working Together

Stream 1 – Chemical

Stream 1 Moderator – Surg Capt Steve Bland (GBR)

0900 - Welcome to Oak Ridge!

           Travis Solomon

           Fire Chief – City of Oak Ridge (USA)

0925 - Hidden in plain sight - Rodney Satterfield, AAS, EMT-P, TCC

           Training Coordinator, Jefferson County (TN) EMA/EMS (USA) 

0950 - Medical Countermeasures – Countering the Threat of Weaponized Opioids

           Gary L. Riddle MPA

           Kaléo  - Director of Government and Community Relations, Richmond, Virginia

1015 - Coffee and Snack Break

1045 - Medical Countermeasure Considerations to Biological and Chemical Threats

           Dr Mario Rodriguez Pharm D

           Senior Director Medical Affairs, Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (USA)

1110 - Nerve Agents: New, Old, and Mysterious

           Dr Emily Kiernan, PhD - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology at Emory                          University School of Medicine; Attending Physician Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Department; Staff                    Toxicologist at Georgia Poison Center; Staff Physician at Medication Assisted Opioid Treatment Clinic, Grady               Memorial Hospital (USA)

1135 - ‘Phosgene’

           Lt Col (Dr) Tim Nicholson Roberts BSc FRCP FRCA FFICM DipMedTox EDIC RAMC

           Consultant Intensive Care Medicine and Anaesthesia, Prehospital Emergency Physician, Royal Army Medical                Corps (GBR)

1200 - Panel Question & Answer Session 

1230 - Lunch – Sponsored by Emergent Biosolutions

Stream 2 – Biological

Stream 2 Moderator – Lieutenant Colonel Tommy Rezentes (USA)

1330 - Civil-military collaboration in diagnostics during the early COVID-19 pandemic 

           Commander Philip Bacchus Mac Bsc

          Chief of Staff, Exercise Evaluation, Armed Forces Defence Staff, PhD Student, Lund University, Sweden (SWE)

1355 - Identification of deliberate release events using near real time disease surveillance

           Wing Commander (Dr) Robert Lindfield OBE - (Virtual)

           Force Health Protection Branch, NATO Centre of Excellence for Military Medicine, Munich, Germany

1420 - Therapeutics role in smallpox and orthopoxvirus preparedness

           Dr Phil Gomez BS, MS, MBA, PhD

           CEO, SIGA Technologies Inc (USA)

1445 - Coffee and Snack Break

1515 - Reducing the impact of Q fever on military personnel:  the role of antibiotics as prevention and                            treatment

           Lt Col (Dr) Katherine Clay, PhD, RAMC

           Military Infectious Diseases Consultant, Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Universities Hospital Birmingham              (GBR)

1540 - Population Protection as an Inherent Military Responsibility within Peer-Peer Conflicts

1605 - Dr Catalina Florez PhD 

           Senior research scientist at U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases/The Geneva                            Foundation (USA)

1630 - Patient Decontamination Methods in the German Armed Forces

           LTC (Dr) Gelimer Genzel 

           Desk Officer for Biological Medical Defense (DEU)

1655 - The Case to Declare Fentanyl and its Analogs as Weapons of Mass Destruction

           David Digregorio, BS, MS

           Vice President – Hazard 3, LLC

1720 - Panel Question & Answer

1745 - Day 1 Closing Comments

           LTC Tommy Rezentes (USA)

Day 3 - 30th June 2023

0800 - Registration – The Pollard Technology Centre

0830 - Administration Briefing and Opening Comments

           LTC Tommy Rezentes

           Chair, NATO CBRN Medical Training Panel (USA)

Stream 3 – Radiological/Nuclear

Stream 3 Moderator – Dr Carol Iddins (USA)

0840 - SIM-Teq – Radiation Training Solutions

           Eric Darois

           Executive Director RSCS (USA)

0905 - Acquired Experiences from a Healthcare Coalition Radiological Exercise

           Angie Bowen, MPS, RN, CPEN, NRP IC

           Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinator, Jefferson County (TN) EMA/EMS (USA)

0930 - The Radiation Contamination Burrito: Practical Tips from Oak Ridge Fire Department

           Todd Derrick, BS, EMT-P (USA)

           Oak Ridge Fire Department, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

0955 - Without a Big Bang: Radiological Incidents without Explosive Detonation

           Dr Jason E. Davis  PhD. CHP 

           Senior Radiological Engineer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA)

1020 - Coffee and Snack Break

1050 - Current and future developments of biodosimetry tools for triage after radiological/nuclear mass                                      casualty incidents

           Dr Adayabalam S. Balajee, Ph.D

           Director of REAC/TS Cytogenetic Biodosimetry Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN (USA)

1115 - Radiation exposure in an increased Global Threat Environment; The necessity for accurate dosimetry for                      medical response. (USA)

           Cpt (Dr) Eliot Fletcher BSc, MPH, PhD

           71B Biochemist, 491st MCAS CMD (USA) 

1140 - Population Protection as an Inherent Military Responsibility within Peer-Peer Conflicts

           Dr Nicholas Studer PhD

          Physician-Scientist, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USA)

1205 - Panel Question & Answer Session

1230 - Lunch – Sponsored by Emergent Biosolutions


Stream 4 – Casualty Care, Training and Education

Stream 4 Moderator – Warrant Officer Class 1 Robbie Beech MBE (GBR)

1330 - CBRN Medical Deep Dive and Future Challenges

           Surg Capt Steven Bland MB ChB MSc(MedTox) FRCEM FFMLM (GBR)

           British Liaison Officer (Healthcare), Washington DC, Consultant in Emergency Medicine & Chair, NATO CBRN              Medical Working Group

1355 - Individual and Organizational Dynamics in Psychological Debriefing Interventions 

           Dr Pamela Jones PsyD, Dr Sarah Hill PhD, Dr Mark Waugh PhD, ABPP & Matthew R Price, MA, BS-RN,                      AEMT 

           Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee

1420 - Fighting Dirty - SFC Tracy Banta

           State Standardization NCO, Critical Care Flight Paramedic, TN Army National Guard, AASF#2 (USA)

1445 - Coffee and Snack Break

1515 - CDC Tools, Training and Planning Resources for Response to Radiation Emergencies

           Dr Adela Salame-Alfie, PhD, FHPS

           Radiation Studies Section, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and                            Prevention (USA)

1540 - Population Protection as an Inherent Military Responsibility within Peer-Peer Conflicts

           Dr. Nicholas Studer PhD - Physician-Scientist, U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USA)

1605 - Far forward deployment of agnostic genomic sequencing tools

           Maj(P) Jeffrey Kugelman PhD

           Branch Chief Synthetic Biology & Surveillance, Molecular Biology Division, U.S. Army Medical Research                        Institute of Infectious Diseases (USA)

1630 - Panel Question & Answer Session

1650 - Day 2 Closing Comments

           LTC Tommy Rezentes (USA)

1700 - Close of Symposium

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