The mission of the Global Emergencies / Nuclear Accident Management Committee is to promote worldwide awareness of public health emergencies, radiation or other disasters that may impact global HCT practice or there could be a role of HCT in the management of these emergencies. Committee objectives include the following: 1. Increase preparedness in WBMT countries, members, teams and organizations to provide assistance in the event of a massive radiation incident or a public health emergency. 2. Develop international consensus guidelines for triage and treatment of casualties that require hematopoietic support. 3. Establish coalitions within member countries to share information following radiation or other types of incidents or relevant global emergencies.
Meetings & Teleconfereces
The group meets on ad-hoc basis as well as quarterly in a year via teleconference. Face to face meeting will be planned at the annual EBMT meeting.
- Changes in Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Practices in Response to COVID-19: A Survey from the Worldwide Network for Blood & Marrow Transplantation
This Global Emergencies / Nuclear Accident Management Committee continues to work on the following projects:
- Gain recognition as a formal/affiliated member of the WHO’s Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REPAN).
- Continue partnerships with EBMT, ASTCT, APBMT, AABB, disaster task force, and other appropriate organizations.
- Future Plans: The Global Emergencies and Nuclear Accident Management Committee plans to review the model for how this committee operates. • Gain recognition as a formal/affiliated member of the WHO’s Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN). • Write a consensus paper on the role of WBMT in radiation disasters. For this, a committee has been formed including radiation oncology and other experts.
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