Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism Two-Day Course (ACMT - Day Two) Registration

Harrogate, TN US
September 20, 2013

In recent years there has been growing concern that many of the most likely terrorist threats will involve "agents of opportunity" or materials that are readily available in most communities around the country.

This course is designed to increase practitioners' and public health response and planning personnel's awareness of industrial compounds as potential chemical agents of opportunity for terrorism. The American College of Toxicology (ACMT) in cooperation with the Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response, National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), Office of the Director are pleased to offer a 1-day course providing awareness-level training on a variety of toxic syndromes likely to be encountered following exposures to TICs and TIMs. Topics include: irritant gases; cyanide and fumigants; toxicants with delayed-onset syndromes; the neurological manifestations of chemical toxicity; food, water, and medications as a vehicle for delivery; ionizing radiation; and the psychological response to mass terroristic activities. This course employs a symptom-based clinical approach to describe the medical impact of various chemical poisons. The framework provided will enhance recognition of the common health effects of apparently disparate chemical toxins and introduce clinical and public health management strategies to address the risk to responders. This course is recommended not only for practicing nursing and medical communities, but also for medical students, physician assistant students, and nursing students to ensure that these soon-to-be graduated practitioners have adequate basic training in potential chemical agents of opportunity for terrorism. Early basic training in graduate health sciences education will ultimately reduce costs, maximize fund of knowledge at an early stage of development and promote direct application to real-world medicine, thus, benefiting 21st Century healthcare.

This is Day Two of the Two-Day Agents of Opportunity (AoO) Course. Registrants may sign-up for one or both days and CME credit. If signing up for Day One (REAC/TS) please register separately.

Both days are FREE

Accreditation and Designation Statements


The oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

These CME activities were planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians and other health care professionals.

Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM) and the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) approve this educational activity for a maximum of 6.25 hour of AOA Category 1-B CME credits. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

It is the practice of ORISE and LMU-DCOM to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All participating faculty, CME planners, and reviewers in these programs are required to disclose any relevant financial relationship(s) they have with a commercial interest that benefits the individual in any financial amount occurring withthin the past 12 months; and the opportunity to affect the content of CME about the produces or services of the commercial interest.

The ORISE and LMU-DCOM CME Committees also review activity content and the required financial disclosures to identify any relevant financial relationships potentially affecting CME activities.

If necessary, the providers will be required to make changes to activity content as a result of these reviews. ORISE and LMU-DCOM will ensure that any conflicts of interest are resoved before the educational activity occurs. Information concerning faculty financial interests or its absence will be conveyed to participants at the beginning of all CME activities.

Target Audience

Primary Care Physicians - Emergency Medicine, Occupational, Family Practice, General Surgery, Internal Medicine Physicians
Medical Directors for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System
Medical Students, Nursing Students, Physician Assistant (PA) Students, Paramedic Students
Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Clinicians
Physician Assistants (PA)
Medical Residents
Pre-Hospital First Responders (EMTs)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this one-day activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify and discuss past use of chemical agents of opportunity.
2. Describe health effects and treatment available to victims of TICs/TIMs.
3. Understand the psychological impact of mass chemical exposures.


Course summary
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
09/20/2013 - 7:45am EDT
Event ends: 
09/20/2013 - 5:00pm EDT
Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
United States

Michael Beuhler, MD
North Carolina

Ziad Kazzi,MD
ACMT/CDC/Emory University School of Medicine

Kathy Kopec, DO
ACMT/Duke University

Gerald O'Malley, DO

Melissa Halliday, DO
ACMT/Emory University School of Medicine


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