CBRN Resilience 2010 conference announced

The CBRN Resilience 2010 conference, which will bring together high level policy briefings and first responder presentations to ensure that England is prepared for a bioterror attack, has been announced for June 29 and 30.

The goal of CBRN Resilience 2010 is to improve inter-agency cooperation to enhance capabilities and maximize readiness under the UK government's CBRN Strategy, which aims “to ensure that the UK is capable of responding quickly and effectively to deal with a recover from the consequences of CBRN incidents."

CBRN Resilience 2010 will focus on maximizing preparedness for a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear attack during the vital first ten hours following an attack.

To achieve its goal, CBRN 2010 will examine the importance of improving interoperability in technology, communication and working culture as well as offer a serious analysis of current training methods and the importance of a model to ensure coordination and effective response between agencies.

Additionally, the conference will answer questions and offer lessons that have been learned regarding training and interoperability. Updates will also be offered to government offices, including the Civil Contingencies Secretariat, the Department of Health, and the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The role of the military and of business in ensuring resilience and business continuity int he nation will also be examined as will challenges faced by the CBRN community and first responders in ensuring continued resilience.