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AASU to Host Broadcast on Biological and Chemical Warfare and Terrorism, Medical Issues and Response

Savannah, GA— The events of September 11 have significantly increased concern about the potential use of biological and chemical weapons by terrorists. This concern is heightened by concurrent intelligence assessments of offensive programs in certain foreign countries, numerous recent bioterrorism threats, advances in molecular biology, and the ease of information dissemination through the Internet.

Military and civilian medical and public health professionals and interested members of the community are invited to attend a live, interactive satellite broadcast on proper medical response in the event of an intentional biological or chemical agent release. The broadcasts will be shown November 28, 29, and 30 from 12:30 to 4:30 P.M. each day. It will be held in room 156 of AASU's University Hall.

Day one will feature an overview of biological agents; day two an overview of chemical agents; and on day three experts will discuss the management of a biological and chemical warfare or terrorist event. The audience will be able to send questions during the broadcast through facsimile and telephone access.

World-renowned experts from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, and other organizations will present this program at no charge. The program will be hosted by the Medical Research and Materiel Command.

The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (CME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The U.S. Army MEDCOM takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

For more information on the three-day satellite broadcast, contact Ginger Pruden in AASU's Department of Nursing at 921.7453.



November 21, 2001

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