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Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism

Online CME Course on Toxic Radiological Materials, Toxic Industrial Chemicals, and Toxic Industrial Materials

Radiation detection equipment

Dates Scheduled

  • Available 24/7 online

Fees and Credits

Course Credits Type Costs
AoO-TRMs (REM) Agents of Opportunity Day One 6.00 enduring $94.50
AoO-TIMs (ACMT) Agents of Opportunity Day Two 5.50 enduring $87.00

The Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ORISE takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.


This two-day, online CME course is designed to familiarize participants with emergency medical response to toxic exposures. Participants will receive an introduction to a variety of toxic syndromes understandable by anyone involved in planning and preparations for such incidents. The course will also review the medical and psychological consequences of exposures to a variety of materials. Upon completion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of “agents of opportunity”
  • Identify chemical and radioactive agents of opportunity that could be used by terrorists
  • Discuss the history of these agents in individual and mass exposure situations
  • Describe the major health effects of TICs, TIMs and TRMs
  • Identify primary methods available to treat victims
  • Understand the psychological impact of mass exposures

This course is intended for:

  • Physicians – emergency, occupational, family practice
  • Medical directors for the emergency medical services system
  • Nurses, nurse practitioners, nurse clinicians
  • Physicians’ assistants
  • Students – medicine, nursing, PA, EMT, EMTP, veterinary
  • Pre-hospital first responders
  • Hospital first receivers
  • Veterinarians

This Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism course has been developed with support from the Office of the Director, Office of Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response (OTPER); National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The course is produced by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and the Radiation Emergency Assistance Center/Training Site (REAC/TS).


To register, participants must visit the Lincoln Memorial University Office of CME and Preceptor Development. To access the Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism course, click the CME Course Catalog menu option.