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Doctors Prepare for the Unthinkable: Chemical & Biological Terrorism Casualties

NYU College of Dentistry to Host Army's Training Course, April 26-28th

The New York University College of Dentistry is hosting a three-day training course, "The Medical Management of Chemical Casualties," taught by experts from the US Army Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense, April 26 though April 28, 2003 at the NYU College of Dentistry, 24th St & 1st Ave, Manhattan. The course is free and open to faculty and students from medical and dental intuitions across the city and state. Faculty will receive CME/CDE credits, and students will receive a certificate of participation upon completion of the course.

To register, faculty and staff should email the Associated Medical Schools of New York, which has organized the program, at crystaltrinh@amsny.org by April 21, 2003.

Dr. Michael Alfano, dean of NYUCD, said, "NYU as well as other medical and dental centers in the New York area have been working together on this particular issue of physician preparedness, and we are pleased that the Army has agreed to produce this course for medical and dental faculty and students in the NYC/NYS area. As 9/11 has demonstrated, it is important, as healthcare providers, that we educate ourselves for potential catastrophic events, such as a chemical attack."

"The Medical Management of Chemical Casualties" course will include lectures on chemical, biological and radiological threats, differential diagnosis of and triage and treatment of casualties. Additionally, segments with demonstrations of patient decontamination and detection equipment are also scheduled.

The course is sponsored by: the Associated Medical Schools of NY, the Medical Society of NYS and NYS Academic Dental Centers.

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