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The STS Consultancy Meeting in Hiroshima

The STS Consultancy Meeting on nuclear science, radiation and human health was held in Hiroshima University in 2014, Nagasaki University in 2015, and National University of Singapore in 2016. This time again the conference was held at Hiroshima University on May 23 and 24, 2017, and achievements and lessons learned from the STS curriculum in Japan, and further internationalization of STS on nuclear science, radiation, human health were presented followed by Q & A as the final project phase.

From FMU, 11 doctors and scientists gave presentations shown below:
The presenting PDF file of Prof. Kenneth Nollet, Director of the Office of International Cooperation, can be browsed by clicking his name below.

  • Low dose radiation in medical interventions Radiation oncology experience
    Tomoaki Tamaki, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Examples of experiences with self-monitoring D-shuttle experiences
    Makoto Miyazaki, Health Promotion Center
  • Lessons learned from “Dialogue on the rehabilitation of living condition after the Fukushima accident”
    Yujiro Kuroda, Department of Public Health
  • Archive project from the experience of earthquake and nuclear disaster
    Arifumi Hasegawa, Department of Radiation Disaster Medicine
  • Developing effective risk communication through understanding risk perception factors
    Yuliya Lyamzina, Office of International Cooperation
  • Nudge theory and health risk control measures after the Fukushima disaster
    Michio Murakami, Department of Health Risk Communication
  • Health literacy promotion in Fukushima after the nuclear accident: A case of responding to health care professionals’ needs through the development of a health literacy toolkit
    Aya Goto, Health Information and Epidemiology
  • Status of STS Program in FMU
    Sanae Midorikawa, Department of Radiation Health Management
  • FMU new curricula and training
    Akira Ohtsuru, Department of Radiation Health Management
  • EU project on development of health surveillance procedures: OPERRA/SHAMISEN brief overview
    Koichi Tanigawa, Fukushima Global Medical Center
  • Generations to guide & borders to bridge: going global at FMU
    Kenneth Nollet, Office of International Cooperation

 

“Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents” Published

book_thyroidcancerProf. Gerry Thomas (Imperial College London) co-edited a new book with Prof. Shunichi Yamashita (jointly appointed as a Vice President of Fukushima Medical University and Nagasaki University), “Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents: Long-Term Aftereffects of Chernobyl and Fukushima” (©2017 Academic Press, 246 pages, ISBN 9780128127698 for e-book and 9780128127681 for paperback).

This book is one outcome of the 5th International Expert Symposium in Fukushima, held in the momentous year 2016, marking 30 years since the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, and 5 years after Japan’s earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis. The symposium was organized by the Nippon Foundation and jointly hosted by Fukushima Medical University, Nagasaki University, and the Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation.

With 72 contributors authoring 20 chapters, this book applies academic rigor to the relationship between nuclear accidents and thyroid cancer, drawing on data and expertise from respected international authorities. It also describes the current status of Fukushima and future challenges related to thyroid screening after a nuclear accident.

 

“Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents: Long-Term Aftereffects of Chernobyl and Fukushima” is expected to be used globally as a definitive textbook in radiation medical science..

For more details, including editors’ credentials and a table of contents, please visit your favorite bookseller or the publisher’s web page:
https://www.elsevier.com/books/thyroid-cancer-and-nuclear-accidents/yamashita/978-0-12-812768-1

Proceedings of the International Symposium Held in March 2016 Published

Proceedings of the international symposium “Five Years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis” held in March 2016 were released.

For all proceedings(English and Japanese), please click here.

Or you can download English or Japanese part only:

For the index and English part, click here,

and Japanese part, please click here.

14 Mar 2017 French local authority for information on nuclear safety visited FMU

France, which relies on nuclear reactors for about 70% of its electrical power demand, has a commission in every location that hosts a nuclear power plant. The “Commission locale d’information” serving Manche, France (Les CLI de la Manche, http://www.climanche.fr), is one such commission. They have previously published about Fukushima on their website, and dispatched a follow-up delegation to FMU for the purpose of discussing up-to-date results of the Fukushima Health Management Survey. Each CLI’s mission is to disclose reliable information on nuclear facilities to the residents they serve.
The delegates of Les CLI de la Manche were led by their deputy chair and included other members of the Manche département assembly, mayors, experts, NGO members and other stakeholders.

FMU Vice President Koichi Tanigawa and other doctors, including Professors Seiji Yasumura, Akira Ohtsuru and Masaharu Maeda presented in detail how the Fukushima Health Management Survey is organized, and its latest results, especially focusing on thyroid screening and mental health issues among individuals who have been displaced or otherwise affected by Japan’s March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear crisis.

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13 Mar 2017 International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) leaders visited FMU

International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) delegates, led by Dr. Claire Cousins, Chair of ICRP, were received by FMU President Shin-ichi Kikuchi and other FMU professors on 13 March 2017. They discussed the long and productive relationship between ICRP and FMU including remarkable progress in the Dialog Seminar series, most recently culminating in the 16th Dialog on March 12, which followed a March 11 study tour in the “Difficult-to-Return Zone” closest to the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.

After their visit to President Kikuchi’s office, ICRP delegates proceeded to FMU’s Office of International Cooperation for further discussions with FMU professors. Mr. Lochard of ICRP made a presentation on ICRP and its history with FMU, and the participants discussed future cooperation.

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Dr. Cousins and Dr. Kikuchi (the 5th and 6th from the right)

 
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