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Presentations at the Scientific MEIR Course, July 28–August 1, 2008, Bethesda, MD
  1. Population Monitoring—Practical Consideration in a Radiation Emergency (1-mb PDF)
    Armin Ansari, PhD, CHP, Radiation Studies Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards & Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  2. Radiation Epidemiology (3.2-mb PDF)
    John D. Boice, Jr., professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and scientific director of the International Epidemiology Institute (IEI), Rockville, Maryland, USA
  3. Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation—Nuclear Weapons Effects (4.2-mb PDF)
    COL John R. Mercier, Military Medical Operations, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  4. Automated High-Throughput Cytogenetic Biodosimetry (1-mb PDF)
    P.G.S. Prasanna, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  5. Radiation Injuries after the Chernobyl Accident: Management, Outcome, and Lessons Learned (1.7-mb PDF)
    Alla Shapiro, MD, PhD, Medical Officer, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Coordination
  6. Fundamentals of Radiation Physics (253-kb PDF)
    Col. Mark S. Smyczynski, Military Medical Operations, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  7. Fundamentals of Radiation Biology (310-kb PDF)
    Col. Mark S. Smyczynski, Military Medical Operations, Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  8. Medical Operations in a Contaminated Environment (2.8-mb PDF)
    CAPT Jeffrey W. Timby, MC, USN, Command Surgeon
  9. Radiation Accidents, Medical Highlights (Selections from the REAC/TS Registry) (1.5-mb PDF)
    Albert L. Wiley, MD, PhD, USNR (Ret)
    Director, Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS)
    Director, WHO Collaborating Center at Oak Ridge
    Vice President, Radiation Emergency Medicine, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU)
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