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Our meetings provide a national forum for leaders in the field to explore and discuss priorities, challenges, and policy implications in health security.


Advancing US Resilience to a Nuclear Catastrophe


The conference Advancing US Resilience to a Nuclear Catastrophe was held on May 19, 2011, in Washington, DC. The meeting focused on policies and new proposals to strengthen the capacity of major US cities, and the nation as a whole, to withstand a nuclear catastrophe. With particular emphasis on response to a terrorist detonation of a nuclear weapon and early lessons emerging from the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, distinguished speakers and panelists addressed a number of key issues, including governance challenges, measures to protect people from nuclear fallout, and new proposals for building medical response capacity.

We invite you to explore the conference website, where you will find videos of the day's discussions as well as the conference agenda and other relevant materials.

Rad Resilient City: We also invite you to learn about the Rad Resilient City, which was created by the Center for Biosecurity to provide leaders from high terrorism risk cities with a checklist of preparedness actions that could save tens of thousands of lives or more following a nuclear detonation through adequate protection against radioactive fallout. To learn more, please visit the RRC website or download a brief on the iniative.

This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.