Chemical Warfare Agents

Sunday, 22 September 2019
08:00 – 17:00

 

Course Description

Recently chemical warfare agents have been used in Syria and Iraq causing thousands of injuries and death. Additionally, in the United Kingdom and Malaysia, they have been used for criminal assassinations. These incidents highlight the critical importance of enhancing our preparedness towards these hazards through training of our health care workforce on the rapid recognition and safe optimal management of these injuries and exposures.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Describe major historical uses of chemicals in war and criminal acts
  2. Discuss clinically relevant chemical properties
  3. Describe the clinical toxidromes of major chemical warfare agents
  4. Discuss prevention and management of chemical injuries from exposure to these agents

 

Course Fee

  • Organizing Society Member (AAEM, MAEM): $325 USD
  • Non-Member: $375 USD
    *course fee includes boxed lunch

 

Tentative Course Schedule

Sunday, 22 September 2019

08:00 – 08:30

Registration and Breakfast

08:30 – 09:00

Chemical Warfare Agents: Here & There; Now & Then
Ziad Kazzi, MD FAAEM FACMT FAACT

09:00 – 09:30

Vesicants

09:30 – 10:00

Nerve Agents

10:00 – 10:30

Break

10:30 – 11:00

Asphyxiants
Stephen Borron, MD MS FAAEM FACMT

11:00 – 11:30

Irritants
Badria Alhatali, MD FACMT

11:30 – 12:00

Good Old Ricin
Stephen Borron, MD MS FAAEM FACMT

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:30

Scene and Hospital Response
Ziad Kazzi, MD FAAEM FACMT FAACT

14:30 – 15:00

Preventing the Problem: Basic Principles of Chemical Security
and Information Resources

Lisa McCormick, DrPH MPH

15:00 – 15:30

Break

15:30 – 17:00

Case Studies from Iraq: Mustard, Chlorine, Thallium
All Faculty

Target Audience

Physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses and paramedics

 

Course Director

Ziad Kazzi, MD FAAEM FACEP FACMT FAACT
Associate Professor, Director, International Postdoctoral Medical Toxicology Fellowship, Assistant Medical Director, Georgia Poison Center, President, MENATOX, Board, Member, ACMT, Editor, AHLS for Radiological Incidents and Terrorism, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

Faculty

Badria Alhatali, MD FACMT
Director, Oman Poison Center, Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, Consultant, Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Stephen W. Borron, MD MS FAAEM, FACMT
Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology, TTUHSC El Paso Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Medical Director, West, Texas Regional Poison Center at UMC of El Paso, Director, PEHSU Region 6, Houston, TX, USA

Lisa McCormick, DrPH MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

 

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Important Dates

20 May 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline

12 September 2019
Hotel Reservation Deadline

22 September 2019
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23-25 September 2019
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