10-11 Mar 2015 KIRAMS and WHO co-sponsor “Medical Preparedness and Response to Radiation Emergencies” in Seoul, ROK
The Korea Institute of Radiation and Medical Science (KIRAMS), with co-sponsorship from the World Health Organization (WHO), sponsored a two-day workshop, March 10-11, “Medical Preparedness and Response to Radiation Emergencies.” Delegates from Asia-Pacific countries and North America attended and made presentation.
Delegates from Fukushima Medical University included Prof. Kenneth Nollet, A/Prof. Michio Murakami (presenter), and A/Prof. Atsushi Kumagai (presenter).
Following the radiation emergencies workshop, KIRAMS hosted an “International Workshop on Radiation Monitoring and Dosimetry” on March 12, with many of the same international delegates, and additional participation from around Korea.
On 17 October, FMU hosted jointly a workshop with the International Agency for Research on Cancer as well as Danish Cancer Society, IARC’s collaborating institute to seek possibilities of future collaborative studies in radiation epidemiology at Fukushima Medical University. The delegates, led by Dr Joachim Schüz, included Drs Ausra Kesminiene, Isabelle Thierry-Chef, Isabelle Deltour, Sara Schonfeld, and Pernille Envold Bidstrup. Joined by FMU Vice-Presidents Masafumi Abe, MD PhD and Shunichi Yamashita, MD PhD and the Dean Hitoshi Ohto, MD PhD, the workshop brought together around 30 scientists and stakeholders from IARC and FMU. Each presentation by IARC and FMU faculty members was followed by a lively discussion regarding mental health, dosimetry and radiation and health.
FMU and IARC intend to conduct more workshops and events that will encourage further collaborative studies.
With over 80 participants, a special lecture organized by Fukushima Medical Association in cooperation with Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey was concluded with a great success. Dr. Schüz, Head of Section of Environment and Radiation at the International Agency for Research on Cancer, presented a lecture on the principles and immediate effects of cancer screening at the Fukushima Medical Association Headquarters.
An FMU-ICRP Informal Meeting was held 8 July on the FMU Hikarigaoka campus. Nine delegates from ICRP, including 2 Belarussians, and 1 delegate from OECD joined the meeting.
FMU Vice President Shunichi Yamashita welcomed guests, after which ICRP Scientific Secretary Christopher Clement gave a greeting.
Thereafter, Dr. Jacques Lochard presented “Application of ICRP System of Radiological Protection to Fukushima” followed by questions and answers.
Prof. Akira Ohtsuru of FMU then gave a presentation on “Fukushima Health Management Survey,” and answered questions from ICRP.
FMU’s Dr. Arifumi Hasegawa gave a presentation on “Implementing Radiological Protection in a Medical Scene” and Dr. Makoto Miyazaki spoke about medical care for evacuees. Participants openly exchanged their views and discussed pertinent health issues.
31 Jul 2012 Dr. Shinichi Kikuchi (President of FMU) made a presentation at Spine Across the Sea held in Hawaii
◾’Earthquake and Healthcare’ by Dr. Kikuchi