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Challenges in Initiating and Conducting Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations following Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in the United States: A Workshop

Workshop
March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

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Statement of Task


The National Academies will establish an ad hoc planning committee that will organize a workshop to discuss challenges and considerations for setting up a registry for long-term health monitoring of populations following nuclear or radiological emergencies in the United States. Workshop participants will discuss the following topics:
-- Existing international inclusion criteria for such registries and possible alternative approaches, including a dose-tiered approach.
-- Challenges associated with communicating inclusion criteria for a registry with the affected population.
-- Considerations regarding health screening of the affected population, such as thyroid screening.
-- Operational considerations for setting up and maintaining a registry, taking into account practicality and implementation issues.
The workshop presentations and discussions will be summarized in National Academies proceedings of a workshop authored by a rapporteur.

Committee Roster (PDF)

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PLENARY SESSION: Setting the Stage

 

Opening remarks

Jonathan Fielding, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

 

Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations after Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies: About the Study Request

Armin Ansari, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

The Need to Prepare for Population Monitoring

Kevin Yeskey, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

 

Environmental Consequences and Dose Impacts of Radioactive Material following a Nuclear or Radiological Incident

Steve Musolino, Brookhaven National Laboratory

 

Radiation Dose Reconstruction

John Till, Risk Assessment Corporation

 

Biodosimetry Tools to Support Long-Term Health Monitoring After a Large-Scale Radiological Event

David Brenner, Columbia University

 

SESSION 1: Existing Radiation Registries and Population Monitoring

Moderated by Betsy Kagey, Georgia Department of Public Health

 

Follow-up of the Atomic Bombing Survivors

Eric Grant, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima

 

The Chernobyl State Registry

Andrei Cheshyk, Republican Research Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology, Belarus

 

Dosimetry During the Radiological Accident in Goiânia

Luiz Bertelli, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 

Fukushima Registry

Koichi Tanigawa, Fukushima Medical University

 

SESSION 2: Health Screening

Moderated by Tener Veenema, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

 

Radiation Screening/Decontamination

Angela Leek, Iowa Department of Public Health   

 

Resources That Could Support Acute and Longterm Health Surveillance in a Radiological / Nuclear (R/N) Incident

Carol Iddins, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site

 

The Principles of Screening

Steven Woolf, Virginia Commonwealth University

 

Long-Term Strategies for Thyroid Health Monitoring after Nuclear Accidents

Kayo Togawa, International Agency for Research on Cancer

 

Mental Health and Nuclear and Radiologic Emergencies: What to expect, surveillance, triage and coordinating care

Robert Ursano, Uniformed Services University School of Medicine

 

Radiation Injury Treatment Network®: Shared Resources for Rad/Nuke Disaster Preparedness

Cullen Case, Radiation Injury Treatment Network

 

Session 3: Lessons Learned from Setting up Population Monitoring Registries

Moderated by Lorna Thorpe, NYU Langone Health

 

World Trade Center Health Registry

Mark Farfel, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Katrina, Sandy, and Deepwater Horizon: Lessons Thrice-Learned

Jonathan Sury, Columbia University

 

1 October -

Jeff Quinn, Southern Nevada Health District

 

Lessons Learned: U.S. Zika Pregnancy & Infant Registry

Peggy Honein, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

SESSION 4: Operational Considerations for Setting up and Maintaining a Radiation Registry

Moderated by Meghan McGinty, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

International Perspectives

Eduardo Herrera, International Atomic Energy Agency [Additional presentation available: Medical Follow-up of Individuals involved in a Nuclear or Radiological Emergency: IAEA Safety Standards and Guidelines]

Kayo Togawa, International Agency for Research on Cancer (speaking on behalf of the World Health Organization) [Oral remarks ONLY]

 

Federal Perspectives

Daniel Sosin, Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention [Oral remarks ONLY]

John Koerner, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [Oral remarks ONLY]

Oleg Muravov, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry [Oral remarks ONLY]

 

State and Territorial Perspectives

Tess Konen, Minnesota Department of Health [Oral remarks ONLY]

Jennifer Beggs, National Alliance for Radiation Readiness [Additional presentation available: National Alliance for Radiation Readiness (NARR): Preparing for a Radiation Registry]

Betsy Kagey, Georgia Department of Public Health [Oral remarks ONLY]

Andrew Pickett, Pennsylvania Department of Health [Oral remarks ONLY]

 

Local Perspectives

Richard Kozub, Middlesex County Office of Health Services [Oral remarks ONLY]

 

SESSION 5: Communications

Moderated by Brooke Rogers, Kings College London

 

Communicating about the Event and What to do

Jessica Wieder, Environmental Protection Agency

 

Considerations for Long-term Communications Planning: What about the non-immediate aftermath?

Vivi Siegel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Sharing Expectations: How Enrollees and Epidemiologists May View the Role of a Radiation Registry Differently

Monica Schoch-Spana, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

 

Communicating Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria for a Registry

Eddie Olivarez, Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department, Edinburg, Texas

 

Communicating and Health Monitoring Following the Salisbury Nerve Agent Attack

Brooke Rogers, King’s College London

 

Social Media Monitoring for Radiation/Nuclear Incidents

Tamer Hadi, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

 

Challenges in Initiating and Conducting Long-Term Health Monitoring of Populations Following Nuclear and Radiological Emergencies in the United States: A Workshop – Key Points Summary

Jonathan Fielding, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health