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Myths of Radiation: Communicating in Radiation Emergencies - Myth 5

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Communicating in Radiation Emergencies: Myths of Radiation introduces participants to some common myths of radiation and identifies communications strategies to combat these and other myths. The training uses Person-On-The-Street interviews to identify the myths and features a discussion between risk communication and radiation subject matter experts to set the record straight.

OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe seven common misconceptions associated with radiation.
  2. Debunk seven misconceptions using science-based explanations.
  3. Discuss one strategy to communicate accurate information during a radiation emergency for each misconception presented.

FACULTY/CREDENTIALS
Armin Ansari, PhD, CHP
Scientist
CDC Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health Radiation Studies Branch

Vivi Siegel, MPH
Associate Director for Communications
CDC Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects
National Center for Environmental Health

ORIGINATION DATE: December 15, 2016
RENEWAL DATE:
EXPIRATION DATE: December 15, 2018

URL: https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/radiationmyths.asp

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE:
Computer Hardware
Internet connection
Video streaming capability

MATERIALS:
None

TARGET AUDIENCE:
State and local public information officers (PIOs)
Radiation protection professionals
Public health directors
Public health administrators

PREREQUISITES:
None

FORMAT:
Web on demand

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Carol McCurley, CDC Radiation Studies
Branch at (770) 488-3800 or cmo3@cdc.gov

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:
CEU:The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU’s for this program.  

DISCLOSURE: In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use. CDC, our planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters. Planners have reviewed content to ensure there is no bias. Content will not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use. CDC did not accept commercial support for this activity.

To receive continuing education (CE):

FEES: No fees are charged for CDC’s CE activities.

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