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9th Annual Countermeasures Against Chemical Threats Network Research Symposium

Chemical threats - both accidental and deliberate - are of critical concern globally. The NIH CounterACT program was initiated by the United States in 2006 to facilitate research aimed at improving therapeutic countermeasures and diagnostic technologies against chemical threat agents. This symposium will bring together chemists, toxicologists, drug developers, pharmacists, clinicians, and public health researchers. The convening will offer NIH CounterACT scientists the opportunity to present their latest research findings for hte purpose of sharing this information with their fellow researchers and Program Officials. For more information click here.

Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security

The Rutgers Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security is a universitywide, multidisciplinary center of excellence, blending expertise and experience in the sciences and humanities from all campuses statewide to protect and enhance life, health, and wellness of individuals and populations—and to safeguard the physical, economic, and societal infrastructure—through national and international collaboration in research, education, community outreach, and practice. For more information, see click here.

Center Director Dr. Clifton Lacy provides testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, 11/21/14

Dr. Clifton Lacy recently presented thoughts on disaster preparedness before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency at the U.S. House of Representatives. A full text of his testimony can be found here.

9/11 - 10 Years Later: A National Conference on Preparedness and Response

This conference defined and discussed established advances and opportunities for further improvement in disaster preparedness and response since 9/11 in a multidisciplinary forum of practitioners, educators, and researchers. Please see the attached brochure for further information: Program.

Best Practices for the Management of Explosive/Incendiary Incidents

Sponsors
This conference was supported by the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
National Guard Association of the United States
Walsh-Reckord Hall of States
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Ethical and Legal Issues in Disaster Response

Joint Sponsorship
This conference has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas standards and policies of the Medical Society of New Jersey through the joint sponsorship of Capital Health System, The University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response, and The Medical Coordination Centers of central New Jersey.  Capital Health System is responsible for this activity as the accredited sponsor.

Accreditation:
Capital Health System is accredited by the Medical Society of New Jersey to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Capital Health System designates this educational activity for a maximum of
3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1.   Summarize ethical and legal aspects of disaster care, including individual and societal considerations.
2.   Locate and apply the various aspects of the New Jersey Emergency Health Powers Act.

Target Audience:
Individuals with expertise, experience, and/or interest in ethical and legal issues in disaster care including physicians in the specialties of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Psychiatry, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and nurses, pharmacists, health care, public health, emergency management, law enforcement, homeland security, law, and bioethics disciplines.

Conference Chair:
Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., Director, University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response

Presenters/Discussants:
Richard L. Canas, Director, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness
Eric R. Frykberg, M.D., Professor & Chief of General Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine
Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes, Ph.D., Superintendent, New Jersey State Police
David W. Gruber, Senior Assistant Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Heather Howard, J.D., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services
Clifton R. Lacy, M.D., Director, University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response
Melissa H. Raksa, J.D., Deputy Attorney General, New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety
Major General Glenn K. Rieth, Adjutant General, New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs
Griffin Trotter, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Clinical Consultation, Center for Health Care Ethics,
St. Louis University
Jennifer Velez, J.D., Commissioner, New Jersey Department of Human Services
Senator Joseph F. Vitale, State Senator 19th Legislative District, Deputy Majority Leader, Chair of the
Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee
Catherine Weiss, J.D., Director, Division of Public Interest Advocacy, New Jersey Department of the Public Advocate

Conference Agenda:
5:30 p.m.         Registration and light refreshments
6:00 p.m.         Talk 1:  New Jersey Emergency Health Powers Act
6:30 p.m.         Talk 2: Altered standards of care in overwhelming mass casualty events
7:00 p.m.         Talk 3: Civil liberties and legal aspects of disaster care
7:30 p.m.         Talk 4:  Ethical issues related to emergency health powers and disaster care
8:00 p.m.         Roundtable Discussion:  Experts in disaster medicine, health care, public health, emergency management, homeland security, law enforcement, law, and bioethics.

Date:               Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Time:               6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Venue:             The Conference Center at Mercer County Community College
                      1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, New Jersey 08850

   Cost:                There is NO COST to attend this conference.