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Annals of Hematology

, Volume 85, Issue 10, pp 671–679 | Cite as

Consensus conference on European preparedness for haematological and other medical management of mass radiation accidents

  • N.-C. GorinEmail author
  • T. M. Fliedner
  • P. Gourmelon
  • A. Ganser
  • V. Meineke
  • B. Sirohi
  • R. Powles
  • J. Apperley
Conference Report

Preface

A consensus conference on the medical management of mass radiation accidents was held by the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT), the Institute for Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety (France) and the University of Ulm (Germany) at Vaux de Cernay Abbey (France) on October 25–27, 2005.

This consensus on the diagnosis and treatment strategy in the event of accidental overexposure to ionising radiation has been established by a working group of 65 physicians and health ministry representatives from the 25 European Union countries with representation from the fields of haematology, radiopathology and dosimetry. The authors of this consensus conference report wish to acknowledge the competent and constructive contribution of the following speakers and discussion group leaders who were extremely helpful in establishing a common knowledge platform regarding the effects of radiation exposure on human beings and guided the group discussions: Dr. M. Akashi (Japan),...

Keywords

Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Keratinocyte Growth Factor Primary Triage Prodromal Phase Radiation Accident 
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References

  1. 1.
    Fliedner TM, Friesecke I, Beyrer K, British Institute of Radiology (eds) (2001) Medical management of radiation accident—manual on the acute radiation syndrome (METREPOL European Commission concerted action). Oxford, pp 1–66; compendium pp C1–C21Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Fliedner TM, Meineke V, Akashi M, Dainak N, Gourmelon P, British Institute of Radiology (eds) (2005) Radiation-induced multi-organ involvement and failure: a challenge for pathogenetic, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and research. Br J Radiol (Supplement 27):1–200Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N.-C. Gorin
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • T. M. Fliedner
    • 3
  • P. Gourmelon
    • 1
  • A. Ganser
    • 4
  • V. Meineke
    • 5
  • B. Sirohi
    • 2
  • R. Powles
    • 2
  • J. Apperley
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut de Radioprotection et de Sureté Nucléaire (IRSN)Fontenay aux RosesFrance
  2. 2.European Cooperative Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT)Paris Office, Université Pierre et Marie CurieParisFrance
  3. 3.University of UlmUlmGermany
  4. 4.Hannover Medical SchoolHannoverGermany
  5. 5.Institut für Radiobiologie der BundeswehrMünchenGermany

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