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Congressional Seminar Series

2nd Congressional Seminar:
Advancing US Resilience to a Nuclear Catastrophe


Overview

On October 17, 2011, the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC held the second of 3 briefings in a congressional seminar series on biological and nuclear security, co-hosted by the United States Senate Caucus on WMD Terrorism.

This briefing featured a panel discussion on US Preparedness for a Nuclear Detonation, moderated by Tom Inglesby, Director and CEO of the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC.


More events in the Center for Biosecurity Congressional Seminar Series:




Agenda

Welcome

  • Thomas V. Inglesby, Chief Executive Officer and Director, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC: US Preparedness for a Nuclear Detonation:

Panelist Presentations

  • Donald Daigler, Director, Planning Division, Response, FEMA: US Government Response Preparations for a Nuclear Disaster

  • Brooke Buddemeier, Global Security Directorate, LLNL: Latest Science on the Effects of a Nuclear Detonation

  • Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC: Checklist of Actions Cities Can Take That Could Save the Most Lives Following a Nuclear Detonation

Moderated Panel Discussion and Audience Questions




Speakers

Brooke Buddemeier photo
Brooke Buddemeier
Global Security Directorate, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
 
Donald Daigler photo
Donald Daigler
Director, Planning Division, FEMA
 
Dr. Tom Inglesby
Tom Inglesby
CEO and Director, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
 
Monica Schoch-Spana photo
Monica Schoch-Spana
Senior Associate, Center for Biosecurity of UPMC
 



Conference Photos

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L to R: Tom Inglesby, Brooke Buddemeier, Donald Daigler,
Monica Schoch-Spana
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Donald Daigler and Monica Schoch-Spana
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Tom Inglesby
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Donald Daigler
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Brooke Buddemeier
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L to R: Monica Schoch-Spana, Brooke Buddemeier, Donald Daigler
All photos by Kaveh Sardari