December 16, 2013 - Lincoln Memorial University-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) in Harrogate, Tenn., in partnership with Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) radiation emergency medicine physicians and experts has created an online Continuing Medical Education (CME) program entitled “Increasing Patient Safety: Recognition and Management of Acute Local Radiation Injury."

The release date for the online CME program is December 16, 2013. The two-hour online program will address acute local radiation injuries, providing a deeper understanding of the subject matter through the study of current publications, addressing related case study issues and with a panel discussion highlighting subjects of concern for osteopathic physicians. Primary care physicians will usually be the first health care providers to see the conditions that result from accidental or malevolent overexposure to ionizing radiation. This online CME will deliver education and training curricula to address the time and resource constraints of the busy practitioner who traditionally does not have the time or resources to engage in disaster medicine CME offerings.

The faculty includes: Dr. Doran M. Christensen, ORAU associate director/staff physician; Dr. Ronald E. Goans, ORAU senior scientific/medical advisor; Dr. Carol J. Iddins, ORAU staff physician; and Dr. Michael Seaman, assistant professor of family medicine and emergency medicine at LMU-DCOM.

Registration cost is $40 and is available online at The program is best viewed through a computer internet browser, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer. It is recommended that participants view the online program on a computer with an operating system of Windows 7 or higher. The program is not optimized for viewing on a mobile device. Two hours of Category 1-A AOA credit will be available to current AOA members. The program is made possible by a grant from the American Osteopathic Association.

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 osteopathic physicians 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. 7108, e-mail, or visit us online at

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance research and education, protect public health and the environment and strengthen national security. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and federal contractor, ORAU manages the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) and the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS) for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Visit for more information.


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