SESSION 5 - CBRNe medical emergencies, first aid, and pandemics management


Prof. Vasilis Vasiliou

Department Chair  of Epidemiology (Environmental Health Sciences) 

Director of the Yale Superfund Research Center

Yale University



Prof. Guglielmo Manenti

Department of Biomedicine and Prevention - University of Rome Tor Vergata



Dr. Marco D'Arienzo

Medical Physics Section - ASL Roma 6


This session will host presentations based on the following description.


Whereas first aid plays a key role in an effective response to a CBRNe emergency, proper medical management is equally crucial to successfully respond to pandemic events. Hospitals and other health services represent critical infrastructure that must be prepared and resilient in case of CBRNE incidents and attacks. This means having plans, procedures, equipment, and trained personnel, on the one side, and smooth cooperation among first responders and stakeholders on the other. An increasing number of research and innovation projects addressing the issue of medical management and first aid in the framework of CBRNE events testifies to the growing need to find new and smart solutions in terms of materials, equipment, procedures, communication, and general management. 

This session will host the work of the experts that will reflect those concepts.

Keywords: Medical management and the role of medical management in CBRNe safety and security; Medical countermeasures: vaccines, antimicrobial and antiviral drugs, blood products and antibodies, devices including diagnostic tests; Triage; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Collective Protective Equipment (CPE); Decontamination; Diagnostic and Surveillance; Biological emerging and re-emerging threats and Epidemiology; Dual-use technologies; Chemical, Biological, Radiological threats to medical management; Hazardous materials – hazmat; Innovative materials for medical applications; Public Health emergencies management 

Here it is the list of the oral presentations of technical session 5.

The abstract will be available on the book of abstract.

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77.TS5. CBRN defence capabilities within the biological defence domain based on Covid-19 lessons learned.

Bernd Allert(1)

1. German Armed Forces, Joint CBRN Defence Centre of Excellence, Vyskov, Czech Republic


78.TS5. Fire scenario in a nuclear medicine department: an impact assessment.

Marco D'Arienzo(1,2), Gian Marco Contessa(2,3), Maria Antonietta D’Avanzo(4), Massimo Mattozzi(4), Sandro Sandri(5), Edoardo Cavalieri d’Oro(6), Francesco Campanella(4)

1. Medical Physics Section, ASL Roma 6, Rome, Italy 

2. UniCamillus International Medical University, Rome, Italy

3. Italian National Institute of Health (ISS), Rome, Italy 

4. INAIL - Dipartimento Medicina, Epidemiologia, Igiene del Lavoro e Ambientale, Italy

5. Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy 

6. CBRN Unit and Laboratories of the Lombardy Region, Italian National Fire and Rescue Service, Milan, Italy


79.TS5. Military Pharmaceutical Chemical Plant - Quality and security from 170 years.

Gabriele Picchioni(1)

1. Military Pharmaceutical Chemical Plant, Florence, Italy


80.TS5. Radiological Dispersal Device: A Risk for the Human species.

Susanna Ferrero(1)

1. Clinica Valle Giulia, GENERALIFE, Rome, Italy


81.TS5. CBRNE medicine Procedures: CBRNE Point of Care Testing – A new procedure for rapid detection and identification of hazardous materials for Emergency Departments and Medical Hubs in Poland.

Arkadiusz Trzos(1), Karol Łyziński(1)

1. Jagiellonian University Medical College, Faculty of Medicine, Chair of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Department of Disaster Medicine and Emergency Care, Kraków, Poland


82.TS5. Monitoring of Evolution of Vibrio cholerae O1 associated with cholera outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Lonid M. Irenge(1), Jérôme Ambroise(1), Jean-Luc Gala(1) 

1. Centre de Technologies Moléculaires Appliquées (CTMA), Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Belgium


83.TS5. Role of emergency medical care and emergency health care system in CBRNe management and new medical - biological emergency.

Anna Kostihova(1,2), Roberto Fiorito(1,3), Livio Colombo(2), Clemente Verrusio(2,4), Carmine Grelle(5), Alessandro Zacchei(6), Claudio Chieppa(7)

1. Tor Vergata University of Rome, Italy, Faculty of Medicine – Master International Security/Safety, Global Strategies and Medical Maxi-Emergency in the Non-Conventional Events: Analyses and Management, Rome, Italy 

2. ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Milano, Emergency Department, Milan, Italy

3. Tor Vergata University of Rome Italy, Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Dipartimento di Biomedicina e Prevenzione, Rome, Italy 

4. ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Milano, General Surgery, Milan, Italy 

5. SHIELD REPLY, Rome, Italy 


7. CONCEPT REPLY, Turin, Italy


85.TS5. Diagnostic Department of the Hospital Policlinico Tor Vergata (PTV) and Specialization School of Nuclear Medicine of the Tor Vergata University: my experience as Medical Doctor and Professor during normal days and emergencies

Guglielmo Manenti(1)

1. Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy


86.TS5. Effects of low dose radiation on acute immunological and physiological outcomes in vivo.

Dani-Louise Dixon(1,2,3), James McEvoy-May(1,2), Stephanie Puukila(2,3), Stacey Muise(2,3), Sujeenthar Tharmalingam(3), Samual Jobson(2), Douglas Boreham(3), Antony M. Hooker(1,2)

1. Centre for Radiation Research Education and Innovation (CRREI), University of Adelaide 

2. College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, South Australia 

3. NOSM University, Ontario, Canada


87.TS5. CBRN Ambulance during Pandemic.

Mahmoud Alblooshi(1)

1. Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority, Abu Dhabi, UAE


247.TS5. Wastewater Surveillance for Public Health using Advanced Analytical Approaches.

Aikaterini Galani(1), Athina Markou(1), Anastasia Zafeiriadou(1), Marios Kostakis(1), Alessandro Zulli(3), Jordan Peccia(3), Vasilis Vasiliou(1,2), and Nikolaos S. Thomaidis(1,2)

1. Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

2. Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT, USA 

3. Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA