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The CBRN Track at the World Congress April 25-28 TORONTO

The CBRN Collaborative along with Sunnybrook Health Science Centre of Toronto, are proud co-hosts with WADEM of the 2017 World Congress. The conference is one of the most professionally and culturally diverse events of its type. Over 50 countries are participating to deliver  600+ abstracts and many workships. The CBRN track chairs are Dr. Frank Walter from University of Arizona, lead developer of the Advanced Hazmat Life Support Program and Dean Popov, a local Advanced Care Paramedic who has lead the training of CBRN and Tactical medics in the GTA and surrounding region for over 10 years. Together they bring a formidable combination of experience.

Pre-Congress the CBRN Collaborative hosted an Advanced Hazmat Life Support Course. April 22-24.

The CBRN Track Highlights April 25-28.

April 25.

CBRN Evidence-Based Mass Casualty Decontamination for Chemical Exposures. Dr. Chuck McKay, President American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT).
Dr. McKay was a primary author of Patient Decontamination in a Mass Chemical Exposure Incident: National Planning Guidance for Communities, published by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, at the request of the White House National Security Council 

Workshop: Pediatric Decontamination 10 Steps to Success
Abstracts from Around the World: Chairs:  Frank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT & Robert Feldman, MD, FAAEM

April 26

CBRN State-of-the-Art Treatment for Poisoning. Stephen Borron, MD, MS, FAACT, FAAEM, FACEP, FACMT is a professor of Emergency Medicine & Medical Toxicology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine; Medical Director of the West Texas Regional Poison Center; and is an editor of Haddad &Winchester's Poisoning & Drug Overdose. He ranks in the top 0.1% of academic emergency physicians in the USA and helped develop hydroxocobalamin as an antidote for cyanide poisoning.

CBRN Abstracts from Around the World. ChairsFrank G. Walter, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT; Dean Popov, ACP; & David J. Heslop, MBBS, PhD, MPH, Moran Bodas
CBRN Toxidrome Case Presentations with Recognition and Diagnosis using CHEMM-IST.Presenter:  Dr. Chuck McKay, President American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and Associate Director, Connecticut Poison Control Center (USA).

April 27

PHARMACY TRACK PRESENTATIONS WITH A CBRN FOCUS. Including the development of regional and national emergency stockpiles.
PUBLIC HEALTH TRACK SESSIONS WITH A CBRN FOCUS: Emergency Responses to the Opioid Epidemic and the Risk of Illicit Fentanyl and Carfentanyl

April 28

The Syrian Experience: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Dr. Shahriar Khateri: Senior Officer, Assistance and Protection Branch AND Steven Wallis: Fact finding Mission, Team Leader.
Building CBRN Readiness-With and Without PPE: Andrew Proudlove European Union P54 Project AND Dr. Laurie Mazurik CBRNE Collaborative Middle East Projects

The Goal of the CBRN Track: Increase awareness of CBRN threats and meeting others whose goal is to mitigate these.

Want to learn more? Check out this link. https://wadem.org/congress/toronto-2017/

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