The mission of the Global Emergencies and 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.
This Global Emergencies/Nuclear Accident 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).
- Form partnerships with the EBMT, ASTCT, APBMT, AABB, Disasters Task Force, and other appropriate organizations.
Future Proposed Projects
- Form strong relations with the WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) for the management of HCT related matters.
- Form strong relations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) especially concerning Nuclear Accidents. Joint workshops or symposium with IAEA on nuclear accident preparedness.
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