The ever-popular, annual CBRNE Convergence, with the theme of ‘Growing Closer; Staying Distinct: Merging Civilian and Military Response to CBRN and Explosive Threats’, continues to be the must attend event each year to network and get an update on the state-of-the-art in CBRNE.
The annual workshops, focussing on particular issues, deliver a perfect forum for enhancing capability and co-operation between agencies. Unlike other events, they are delivered at the specific request of supporting organisations.
Together with bespoke events they deliver the best in essential knowledge and collaboration in CBRNE.
Now is the time to plan your attendance at the 8th Annual CBRNe Convergence Congress & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, USA from 27 October - 30 October, 2015. The most important annual congress for the global CBRNE community.
Growing closer, staying distinct, merging civilian and military response to CBRN, IED and all hazard threats is the constant theme of CBRNe Convergence.
The conference programme is planned by Gwyn Winfield, editor of CBRNe World magazine, who brings together expert speakers from around the globe, chosen for their insight and challenge, providing attendees with shortcuts to best practice.
Streamed sessions allow you to choose presentations that best fit the needs of your organization and foster an understanding of how you can bring together civil and military forces in such fields as CBRN, EOD and hazmat to better prepare for current and future challenges.
• October 27- Two Pre-Congress workshops:
1) Taking CBRN forensics out of the laboratory. This workshop will be held on the afternoon and bring together both the discrete and overt forensic skills needed for the CBRNE crime scene. Run by the FBI’s Laboratory’s Forensic Response Section and a member of the UK’s armed forces this will combine the need for forensic science in a contaminated environment and the ability to do traditional forensic tasks on contaminated evidence. The Workshop will look at what skills and tools are needed at the CBRN crime scene, what samples might be possible from outside the facility, which should be taken first and what are your priorities as soon as you enter a high pressure, hazardous environment. What sampling strategies are the most successful and what pieces of conventional evidence can hold the greatest promise?
The first half of the Workshop will look at pre-zero day and be given by David Powell. This will look at how law enforcement officials can gain an awareness and understanding of what might be happening at a facility while remaining unobserved. The second half of the workshop will look at what needs to happen immediately after entry to the facility. This will give an understanding to law enforcement officers as to what constitutes priority samples and for forensic technicians an increased understanding of how they can bring their skills to bear in a complex environment.
2) REAC/TS by ORISE. The Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site or REAC/TS, is a United States Department of Energy (US DOE) emergency medical preparedness and response asset. It is operated as part of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science & Energy (ORISE), by Oak Ridge Associate Universities (ORAU). REAC/TS was established to provide rapid medical attention to individuals exposed to radioactive material through direct or consultative help with medical and health physics problems for local, national, and international incidents. The workshop is a one-day training course in the medical management of radiation emergencies. Topics covered will include basic radiation protection, basic radiobiology, diagnosis and treatment of local and whole body irradiation, treatment for internal contamination, and adapting emergency response to manage radioactively contaminated patients.The course will be taught by faculty from the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center / Training Site (REAC/TS) of the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). ORISE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This eight hour live activity has been designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
More information is available via the Workshop tab above.
An an Icebreaker Reception for all attendees will be held at 18.00
• October 28 and 29- Main two day streamed conference of over 35 expert speakers PLUS an exhibition of over 60 companies displaying the latest and most innovative CBRNE and hazmat technology PLUS Poster presentations which outline some of the latest developments in science and technology.
• October 30- 09.00 to 11.30 Dynamic demonstration of US CBRNE and hazmat assets coordinated by the FBI WMD Directorate
To book your exhibition place simply contact David Levitt at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel +1 443 605 2583 or James Ross at James.Ross@cbrneworld.co.uk Tel +44 1962 832536MORE