Dr. Nestor Nicolas, Undersecretary of Emergency of the Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina, visited Fukushima on 15-16 October. He joined in the meeting at the Department of Radiation Health Management and discussed issues including initial responses to the Fukushima nuclear accident, training for radiation medicine and effective risk communication tools. Dr. Nicolas visited Koriyama to meet Dr. Hokuto Hoshi, the President of Hoshi General Hospital & a board member of Fukushima Medical Association, as well as an officer of the Fukushima Prefectural Government in charge of emergency management, to learn about experiences and roles of local institutes during and after the disaster.
Dr. Zhanat Carr, coordinator of the WHO Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Network (REMPAN), from the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, visited FMU on 4 October 2012 and met with FMU President Dr. Shinichi Kikuchi and Vice President Dr. Shunichi Yamashita. They discussed possible collaborative activities between the WHO and FMU that is joining the REMPAN network as a Liaison Institution.
Dr. Carr participated in a meeting of the Department of Radiation Health Management and visited the Radiation Emergency Medicine class for FMU students held at the Education Center for Disaster Medicine. She also visited FMU Radiation Medical Science Center, exchanged views with faculty members and other staff, and discussed the progress of the Fukushima Health Management Survey led by FMU.