On 18 January, Fukushima Medical University (FMU) and the Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) signed an MOU to advance their international cooperation in various aspects of radiation emergency medicine.
This MOU recognizes many collegial relationships that developed from KIRAMS’ outreach following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crisis. FMU and KIRAMS have cooperated in academic exchange, including the dispatch of delegates and speakers to conferences held by each institution. This MOU formalizes a growing cooperative relationship.
Projects that will emerge from this MOU include joint sponsorship of radiation emergency medicine training programs intended for participants from around the world.
KIRAM’s National Radiation Emergency Medical Center and FMU’s Fukushima Global Medical Science Center are the designated partners in this MOU.
Areas of Cooperation
– Medical preparedness for radiation emergencies
– Education and training for REM personnel
– Physical & biological dose assessment
– Therapeutics for high-dose radiation-induced damage
– Radiation effects and radiation protection of public from low-dose accidental and natural irradiation
– Risk communication
【MOU Signing Ceremony between KIRAMS and FMU】
Proceedings of the 25th Prefectural Oversight Committee Meeting for Fukushima Health Management Survey were released.
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The Nippon Foundation delivered the recommendations of the 5th International Expert Symposium in Fukushima on Radiation and Health held September, 2016 to the Governor of Fukushima Prefecture on December 9, 2016.
For further information, please visit the Nippon Foundation site.
Video and presentation materials of the 5th Int’l Expert Symposium in Fukushima were released.
Please visit here to see them.
The proceedings of this symposium were published as “Thyroid Cancer and Nuclear Accidents” as described at the following site:
United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) delegates, led by Mr. Malcolm Crick, Secretary of UNSCEAR, met with FMU President Shin-ichi Kikuchi and other management of FMU on 16 November 2016.
Then they had a meeting with FMU professors. FMU made presentations on (1) Overview of Fukushima Health Management Survey, (2) Current status on public dose assessments, (3) Current status on thyroid cancer examination, and (4) Current status on other health effects. The participants from the two organizations exchanged views on the situation in Fukushima and confirmed further cooperation between them.
Mr. Crick and Dr. Kikuchi (the 3rd and 4th from the left)