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AHEPP April Webinar - Ready for Some Radiation?
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When: Wednesday, April 10
Noon Central Time
United States
Presenter: Presented by John Hick, MD, Emergency Physician at Hennepin County Medical Center
Contact: Kristine Sanger

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During this presentation, Dr. Hick will discuss the different types of radiologic events and the response issues that they generate, review the distinction between radiation contamination and radiation illness and the specific issues of each, discuss key issues for medical response to radiation emergencies



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John L. Hick is a faculty emergency physician at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) and a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.  He serves as the Associate Medical Director for Hennepin County Emergency Medical Services and Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at HCMC. He is also Assistant Medical Director and Vice Chair of the Clinical Council for LifeLink III.


He served the Minnesota Department of Health as the Medical Director for the Office of Emergency Preparedness from 2002-2014 and currently works part-time for US Health and Human Services (HHS/ASPR) as an Advisor to the Director of the Office of Emergency Management. 


He is an expert on hospital preparedness and crisis medical care issues and has published over fifty peer-reviewed papers dealing with hospital preparedness for contaminated casualties, disaster standards of care, and surge capacity.


John also has a strong interest in rotor-wing and fixed wing medical care and worked in 1998 for the Royal Flying Doctors Service in rural Queensland, Australia performing fixed-wing retrievals across a large area of outback Australia from the Mt. Isa base. He returned to Australia for six months in 2012 to work as a retrieval physician for the New South Wales helicopter service performing rescue and inter-facility responses.


In his spare time, he practices disaster mitigation, response, and recovery at home with his two daughters ages 14 and 17.

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