10-11 Nov 2015 STS Technical Meeting in Nagasaki

“The 2nd Technical Meeting: Science, Technology and Society (STS) Perspectives on Nuclear Science, Radiation and Human Health: The View from Asia”

The above mentioned meeting took place on November 10-11, 2015, organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Nagasaki University, in collaboration with Hiroshima University and the National University of Singapore.

The theme of this meeting was to share knowledge and expertise on radiation, human health and STS in order to enhance communication among stakeholders, including health professionals.

The meeting consisted of four symposia:
(1) Communication between health professionals and stakeholders
-The case of Fukushima and more concrete examples
-Broader examples: worldwide lessons
(2) The dynamics of an accident site
(3) The role of physicians in policy debates and education
(4) Young researchers’ presentations on Fukushima’s recovery and resilience (Hiroshima Phoenix Leader Education Program and Fukushima/Nagasaki University Program).

At the meeting, lessons learned from Fukushima Medical University (FMU) after the Fukushima Daiichi accident were key on the agenda and six FMU professors and experts made presentations:

・Prof. Akira Ohtsuru, MD, PhD; Department of Radiation Health Management
-Challenge of risk communication problem-based learning for medical students
・A/Prof. Michio Murakami, PhD; Department of Health Risk Communication/ Office of Risk Communication, Radiation Medical Science Center
-Risk analysis as regulatory science: a bridge between pure science and decision-making
・Prof. Shinichi Suzuki, MD, PhD; Department of Thyroid Endocrinology
-Childhood and adolescent thyroid cancer occurrence in Fukushima Prefecture after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident
・Prof. Koichi Tanigawa, MD, PhD; Vice President, FMU; Deputy Director, Fukushima Global Medical Science Center
-Evacuation in nuclear reactor accidents – Lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident
・A/Prof. Atsushi Kumagai, MD, PhD; Education Center for Disaster Medicine
-Communicating about radiation to Fukushima residents: Who should we support next?
・Mr Koji Yoshida, MSNRN; Education Center for Disaster Medicine Graduate School of Medicine, Master’s Program
– Changes in Radiological Imaging Frequencies in Children Before and After the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima Prefecture


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