Course on Medical Aspects of Assistance and Protection Against Chemical Weapons

Xi'an, China

14 – 18 October 2019

Aim

The course will address the physiological effects of chemical warfare agents, acute and chronic health effects of exposure, concepts of medical countermeasures, including antidote therapy and advanced treatment pathways, as well as the principles of mass casualty management, triage, emergency response systems, and hospital emergency plans, among others.

Content

The course, which will include theoretical lectures, demonstration sessions, and a practical exercise on chemical casualty management, will also facilitate the exchange of information and experience regarding medical assistance and protection practices for victims of this type of incident, in line with the provisions of Article X of the Convention.

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