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AGENTS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR TERRORISM” COURSE TO BE HELD AT LMU-DCOM



August 7, 2013 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., will host a free continuing medical education course entitled “Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism” on September 19-20, 2013. This is the second year LMU-DCOM has hosted the course.

The course content was developed and is presented by the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS), a part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, and the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT). The course, course materials and CME credits will be provided at no charge for registered participants. Day One of the course will cover Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs) and Toxic Industrial Materials (TIMs); Day Two of the course will cover Toxic Radiological Materials (TRMs).

In recent years, there has been growing concern that many of the most likely terrorist threats will involve “agents of opportunity” or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country.

This two-day course is designed to familiarize health care providers and others who might have a role in planning and preparations for an emergency response to toxic exposures with a variety of toxic syndromes. The course will review the medical and psychological consequences of exposures to a variety of materials, ending with emergency response demonstrations.

The course will be held in the Math and Science building on the LMU main campus in Harrogate. The course is open to students and practitioners in all health care fields, including medicine, nursing and emergency medical services. Practicing physicians, physician assistants, nurses and emergency responders are all encouraged to attend. Medical, physician assistant, nursing and emergency responder students are also encouraged to participate.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim on the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. LMU-DCOM has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 12.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

Registration for the course is available online at http://alumni.lmunet.edu/reacts. For more information about the course, please contact Patricia Stubenberg, LMU-DCOM director of CME and preceptor development, at patricia.stubenberg@LMUnet.edu.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of health care professionals to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, email dcom@lmunet.edu, or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

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