Long-Term Health Monitoring following Nuclear & Radiological Emergencies
The National Academies will establish an ad hoc planning committee that will organize a workshop to discuss challenges and considerations for setting up a registry for long-term health monitoring of populations following nuclear or radiological emergencies in the United States. Workshop participants will discuss the following topics:
Existing international inclusion criteria for such registries and possible alternative approaches, including a dose-tiered approach.
Challenges associated with communicating inclusion criteria for a registry with the affected population.
Considerations regarding health screening of the affected population, such as thyroid screening.
Operational considerations for setting up and maintaining a registry, taking into account practicality and implementation issues.
The workshop presentations and discussions will be summarized in National Academies proceedings of a workshop authored by a rapporteur.
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