2020 PDS Draft Talks

Key Note Speaker

Colonel (retired) S. John Whidden of the US Army Special Forces

“The inception of the nascent DHS CFATS and Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC) with the Chemical Infrastructure risk Analysis (CIRA) and Chemical Terrorism Risk Analysis (CTRA)”

Colonel Whidden will review his experience as to how they began with the DHS National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) to understand and protect these vital resources and the mitigation measures requirements and treatments using the DHS CSAC CIRA and CTRA.

Colonel (Ret) Whidden retired from the US Army Special Forces Green Beret after 39 years, with lifelong CBRNE WMD knowledge skills and abilities based on the highest civilian education level one PhD MD; simultaneously with the highest military education level one senior executive service management training War colleges; culminating in the broadest CBRNE WMD defense interagency international intra-agency experience. COL Whidden is a highly decorated combat veteran of three different combat operations on three different continents . Moreover he has completed fellowships in the following: 1, LSUMC, NiH, Shock Trauma, burns; 2 USAF SAM, Hyperbaric Medicine;  3, NASA BRI Space Hyperbaric Medicine; 4, USA CHPPM  WMD CBRNE medical treatment .He has publishished 40 articles and a chapter in in the HANDBOOK of Shock and Trauma .

The seminar will be held at Johns Hopkins University Rockville Campus located at

9601 Medical Center Drive (Gilchrist Hall)

Rockville, MD 20850-3332

The PDS will have concurrent breakouts (including a 2 hour Ethics session required for CIHs and those planning on sitting for the CIH exam). The proposed tracks* include.  

Climate Change and Air Travel
OSHA Incident & Injury Recording Keeping from an Occupational Health Perspective
Demystifying Industrial Hygiene Programs: A Simplified Process”
Male Mental Health – Why it Matters in the Workplace
Welding Fume and Cancer – Review of IARC Report
Best practice solutions for musculoskeletal health of the workforce
Strategies to improve waste management
Watershed Science and Water Quality/Chesapeake Bay
3D- Printing

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