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FY15 MEIR Course Host Request Information

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General Information  
MEIR course logoThe Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation (MEIR) course is taught by a Mobile Training Team (MTT) of three instructors over a period of 3 days. Please visit the MEIR Description web page and the MEIR Brochure for additional information about the course. 

Courses are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. The MEIR course is a training requirement for many DoD units. Requesting installations/units agree to allow non-tenant personnel (HRF, CERFP, CST, etc.) to attend the course. Exceptions may be made by the MEIR course director in special circumstances. Due to timing constraints, we can only support 5 CERFP courses per fiscal year.
Requirements  
A MTT may be scheduled at installations/units that meet the following conditions:
  1. Anticipated 40 student minimum attendance from the installation/unit (OCONUS courses are case-by-case)
  2. Suitable teaching area with space for 40+ students (classroom, theater, lecture hall, etc.)
  3. Audio/Video capability in the teaching area
  4. Designated host facility Point of Contact (POC) for further coordination
  5. Request made at least two months in advance
Funding
  1. Active Duty Installations/Units—The MEIR course is funded by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD(HA)) when hosted by active duty military installations/units. DoD military personnel, DoD civilians, National Guard personnel and allied military personnel are authorized to take the course free of charge. Other civilians, including contractors, must pay a $200 fee at the time of registration. Requests for courses before February must be within the National Capital Region (NCR) or funded by the host.

  2. National Guard Installations/Units—When the MEIR course is hosted by National Guard installations/units or the primary audience will be National Guard personnel, the hosting installation/unit must fund the MTTs' travel. The host site has the option to restrict which students may attend or allow all qualified personnel to attend. The forty student minimum criterion does not apply in this case.

  3. Other Installations/Agencies—Federal and state government agencies may request the MEIR course, but will be responsible for all course-related expenses. Please note that courses taught within the NCR are local and incur no travel costs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  1. My installation/unit would like to host the MEIR course, but anticipate only 30 personnel. Can I still request the course even though I don't meet the required attendance?
    Often attendance can be bolstered by advertising the course installation-wide and connecting with other installations/units/agencies near you. Contact the MEIR coordinator prior to requesting the course. OCONUS courses are handled on a case-by-case basis.

  2. Can the length of the MEIR Course be changed?
    Only under special circumstances will the course be adjusted to installation/unit requests. Please contact the MEIR coordinator (e-mail button at page bottom).

  3. Are you able to teach the MEIR Course at OCONUS facilities?
    Yes. Please contact the MEIR course coordinator for further information.

  4. How much does the MEIR Course cost to host?
    CONUS $3,500–$5,000; OCONUS $9,000–$15,000. Precise estimates are provided on a case-by-case basis.

  5. How far in advance do I need to submit my request to host the MEIR Course?
    Please submit your requests at least two months before the start date of your anticipated class. It is highly recommended to request the course sooner rather than later.

  6. What exactly is needed for the teaching space and A/V capability?
    The course utilizes PowerPoint and the teaching space needs to have an area that PowerPoint can be projected onto a wall for the entire class to view. Some lectures have audio requirements that necessitate speakers. Larger venues (theaters, auditoriums, etc.) may require microphones for the instructors. Facilities with writing surfaces for each seat are preferred, but not required.

  7. My installation/unit/agency is within the NCR, but I only anticipate 15 interested personnel. May I still request the course?
    Yes. The 40-student minimum is waived because there is no travel cost associated with hosting the course.

  8. How can I request funding from AFRRI for student travel?
    AFRRI does not fund travel for students. Students must seek funding for travel costs from their chain of command.
Request to Host a MEIR Course
Use the below online form to request to host a MEIR Course at your installation. After you fill in its fields and click the form's Submit button, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your request has been submitted.