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North Carolina State Preparedness Conference. June 6, 2012.

The Rad Resilient City checklist was briefed to North Carolina State Staff and County Preparedness Coordinators at the annual meeting hosted by North Carolina Public Health Preparedness and Response.

Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors 44th Annual National Conference on Radiation Control. May 7-10, 2012.

Members of the Rad Resilient City team presented a poster describing the Checklist during the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors 44th Annual National Conference on Radiation Control. The conference was attended by radiation professionals in federal, state, and local government who regulate the use of radiation sources, and by other professionals interested in radiation protection.

National Radiological Emergency Preparedness Conference, April 26, 2012

The Rad Resilient City team reviewed the fallout preparedness checklist in St. Paul, MN, with professionals involved in radiological emergency preparedness and response, including personnel from federal, state, and local emergency management agencies, radiological health programs, and commercial nuclear power utilities.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness and Response: Coordinating Efforts between Public Health and Public Safety Agencies, March 29, 2012

The Rad Resilient City Initiative was briefed to Maryland state and local officials from fire, police, public health, and emergency management at a conference held in Linthicum Heights, MD, to strengthen public health and public safety partnerships in anticipation of radiological emergency response challenges.

National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements, March 12, 2012

The Rad Resilient City checklist was briefed at the annual meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements in Bethesda, MD. The council, whose professionals provide an independent scientific viewpoint on radiation protection, considered the benefits and challenges of checklist implementation.

Public Health Preparedness Summit, February 24, 2012

The Rad Resilient City team delivered an interactive workshop outlining the nuclear threat, checklist actions, and public education principles at the annual U.S. conference of public health emergency practitioners and policymakers held in Anaheim, CA.

National Evacuation Conference, February 9, 2012

The Rad Resilient City Initiative was presented at the National Evacuation Conference in New Orleans, LA, to an array of professionals, academics, not-/for-profit organizations, emergency managers, government officials, and transportation planners with an interest in evacuation planning.

Building Owners and Managers Association International, January 30, 2012

The Rad Resilient City checklist was briefed to the preparedness committee of Building Owners and Managers Association International at their winter business meeting in Washington, DC. BOMA expressed special interest in the checklist due to their responsibilities overseeing and servicing commercial properties, a potentially valuable source for shelter.

EMForum, November 30, 2011

The Rad Resilient City team leader, Monica Schoch-Spana, provided a briefing on the checklist via the EMForum, a live meeting webinar hosted by the Emergency Information Infrastructure Project which is dedicated to enhancing the practice of emergency management, and thereby public safety. Learn more

National Alliance for Radiation Readiness, November 16, 2011

The Rad Resilient City Initiative was presented to members of the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness at a November 16, 2011, meeting in Washington, DC. This coalition of public health, healthcare, and emergency management organizations acknowledged the Rad Resilient City Initiative’s important contribution to the field of nuclear/radiological preparedness.

EMEX 2011, November 14–16, 2011

The Rad Resilient City Initiative exhibited at IAEM’s Emergency Management & Homeland Security Exposition in Las Vegas, Nevada. Officials from all levels of government, private sector, public health, and disaster preparedness learned more about saving lives after a nuclear detonation.

National League of Cities, November 10–11, 2011

The Rad Resilient City Initiative exhibited at the National League of Cities Congress of Cities and Exposition in Phoenix, Arizona. The initiative was well received among mayors, city council members, and city managers. 

Big City Emergency Managers, October 20, 2011

The Rad Resilient City team provided a briefing on the checklist at the Big City Emergency Managers’ fall meeting in New York City. Emergency managers from the 15 largest U.S. cities as well as representatives from FEMA, DHS, and the private sector discussed the benefits of and challenges to adopting the checklist.

Congressional Seminar Series on U.S. Preparedness for a Nuclear Detonation, October 17, 2011

The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC held the second of 3 briefings in a Congressional Seminar Series on Biological and Nuclear Security, with honorary co-host the U.S. Senate Caucus on WMD Terrorism. The briefing featured a panel discussion on U.S. Preparedness for a Nuclear Detonation, moderated by Thomas V. Inglesby, Director and CEO of the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC. Learn more

National Press Club, September 27, 2011

The Center for Biosecurity of UPMC officially launched the Rad Resilient City Initiative at a National Press Club event in Washington, DC. Learn more