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1-2 Jun 2015 FMU experts dispatched to United Nations (UNSCEAR and IAEA) in Vienna, Austria

FMU professors Seiji YASUMURA, Masaharu MAEDA, and Kenneth NOLLET spoke at a special seminar held in conjunction with the 62nd session of UNSCEAR. UNSCEAR is the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of Atomic Radiation. As usual, UNSCEAR delegates from around the world came to the UN’s Vienna International Center (VIC) for their deliberations. This special seminar with FMU keynote speakers was the first of its kind to be convened during an UNSCEAR session. A full room of UNSCEAR delegates and UN staff attended.

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Shown above, from left to right: Professor YASUMURA introduced the Fukushima Health Management Survey, highlighting general changes in the health status of Fukushima residents over the past 4 years. Professor MAEDA spoke specifically about the psychological consequences of Fukushima’s earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. Professor NOLLET presented the latest results of thyroid ultrasound screening for those who were 18 years old or younger at the time of the nuclear accident, and those born in the year that followed. The session was chaired by Professor Wolfgang WEISS, who heads the Department of Radiation Protection and Health at Germany’s Federal Office for Radiation Protection.

Access these PowerPoint presentations by clicking on the links below.
Seiji Yasumura, MD, PhD: The Fukushima Health Management Survey.

Kenneth E. Nollet, MD, PhD: Thyroid Ultrasound Examination Results.

Masaharu Maeda, MD, PhD: Psychological Consequences of the Disaster.

Before and after the UNSCEAR event, FMU experts met with leaders and liaisons from IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, also based in Vienna.

 

 Shown above, Mr. Thanos GIANNAKOPOULOS, Acting Head of the IAEA Library, receives a copy of Fukushima: Lives on the Line from Prof. YASUMURA. In attendance are (left to right) members of the IAEA Library staff, FMU professors, and IAEA Division of Human Health Director Dr. May ABDEL-WAHAB and STS Consultant Mr. Uwe SCHOLZ. Meetings between FMU and IAEA Division of Human Health on June 1 and 2 were held to discuss joint projects in professional education.


Shown above, Mr. Thanos GIANNAKOPOULOS, Acting Head of the IAEA Library, receives a copy of Fukushima: Lives on the Line from Prof. YASUMURA. In attendance are (left to right) members of the IAEA Library staff, FMU professors, and IAEA Division of Human Health Director Dr. May ABDEL-WAHAB and STS Consultant Mr. Uwe SCHOLZ. Meetings between FMU and IAEA Division of Human Health on June 1 and 2 were held to discuss joint projects in professional education.


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