On behalf of FMU, Dr. Ohtsuru made a presentation on the Fukushima Health Management Survey at the “Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety”. About 30 participants (Delegation and Press) attended it.
Led by the NCKU Chair/Professor Yung-nane Yang and AEC Deputy Director Wen-Fang Chen, the delegation included two officials from the Atomic Energy Council; a doctor and a nurse from the National Cheng Kung University Hospital; a doctor from the National Taiwan University Hospital; and two doctors from the Tri-Service General Hospital.
The NCKU-FMU Bilateral University Conference was held on Day 1 (15 December 2012) of the visit, joined by FMU Vice-President Shunichi Yamashita and the Dean Hitoshi Ohto, as well as 13 FMU faculty members. Participants actively discussed issues related to radiation emergency medicine and management of complex emergencies in Fukushima and Taiwan.
On Day 2 the delegation visited the disaster-affected areas of Minami- soma. Day 3 began with a courtesy call on the FMU President Shinichi Kikuchi, followed by the visit to FMU Department of Radiation Health Management. The delegates also visited Fukushima University and Fukushima’s Nuclear Off-Site Center.
Cooperation between Fukushima Medical University and the International Atomic Energy Agency
15 December, 2012
Fukushima Medical University
1. The government of Fukushima Prefecture and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) signed on 15 December 2012, in Koriyama City, Fukushima, on the occasion of the Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety, the “Memorandum of Cooperation between Fukushima Prefecture and the International Atomic Energy Agency following the Accident at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station”.
2. This Memorandum is made between Fukushima Prefecture and the IAEA in order to confirm the willingness of both sides to implement cooperative activities.
3. Under this Memorandum, “Practical Arrangements between Fukushima Medical University and the International Atomic Energy Agency on Cooperation in the Area of Human Health” are made. The objective of these Practical Arrangements is to set forth the framework for the cooperation and relationship between Fukushima Medical University and the IAEA on cooperation in the area of Human Health. The scope of cooperation is health management survey, capacity building and research, enhancement of public awareness and exchange of expert support and information.
4. Under this Practical Arrangements, 3 projects are proposed.
4.1 Enhancing radiation medicine education by building capacity of health professionals and medical students
4.2 Strengthening research cooperation in radiation disaster medicine including post-traumatic stress disorders
4.3 Development of a specific training package for medical radiation physicists in support to nuclear or radiological emergency situations
Delegats and international press for the “Fukushima Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety” visited FMU on 14 Dec to know how FMU coped with the situation after the disaster. 2012. Dr. Munakata (President of the FMU Hospital) and Dr. Yasumura (Senior Director of the Radiation Medical Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey) made presentations for them. About 20 people participated.
Dr. Emilie van Deventer, Team Leader of Radiation Programme, WHO, and Dr. Joachim Schuz, Head of Section of Environment and Radiation of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) visited FMU on 17-18 November and met Dr. Shunichi Yamashita, Vice President and Dr. Ohtsura Niwa, Professor of FMU. Key issues discussed included: radiation risk assessment; the role of risk communication; and potential future collaboration in long-term epidemiological studies. The meeting was joined by Dr. Shigeto Maeda of National Hospital Organization Nagasaki Medical Center.