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25-27 Jul 2014 2nd FMU-IAEA International Academic Conference

The 2nd FMU-IAEA International Academic Conference successfully proceeded 25-27 July 2014 in Room N301, Building 8, Fukushima Medical University, co-organized by FMU and IAEA. A cumulative total of 269 people from 13 countries participated in this conference.

This conference was held as a part of two projects entitled “Enhancing radiation medicine education by building capacity of health professionals and medical students” and “Strengthening research cooperation in radiation disaster medicine including post-traumatic stress disorders.”

On the 3rd day, students from FMU, Hiroshima University, Nagasaki University, and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (USA) organized and presented several sessions.

The program, presentation materials, and videos have been uploaded to the extent granted by each author. Please note that authors of the presentation materials retain their rights and responsibilities concerning the contents.

1.The Program (including Abstract)
2.The Presentation Materials and Videos


Day 1, Friday, 25 July 2014

9:00-9:20 Opening Remarks
Prof. Shin-ichi Kikuchi, President of FMU
Dr. Rethy K. Chhem, Director, Division of Human Health, IAEA
Keynote Lectures: Chaired by Dr. Hideo Tatsuzaki
(National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Japan)
and Dr. Hitoshi Ohto (FMU, Japan)
09:20-09:50 Keynote Lecture (1):
Fukushima Compound Disaster: Knowledge and Road to Recovery
Dr. Rethy K. Chhem (IAEA)
09:50-10:20 Keynote Lecture (2):
The contribution of professional education to the disaster recovery process
Dr. Penelope Claire Engel-Hills (Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa)
 10:20-10:50 Keynote Lecture (3):
Medical Responses in Radiation Disaster
Dr. Koichi Tanigawa (Hiroshima University, Japan)
 Symposium 1:   Scientific Risk Communication and STS (Science,Technology, and Society)
Chaired by Dr. Akira Ohtsuru (FMU, Japan) and Dr. Robert Yanagisawa (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
 11:10-11:30  At what risk? The duties of physicians in public emergencies.
Dr. Tamra Lysaght (National University of Singapore,Singapore)
 11:30-11:50  Transition of the Issues in Minamisoma
Dr. Tomoyoshi Oikawa (Minamisoma Municipal General Hospital, Japan)
 11:50-12:10  Science Risk Communication Activities According to Low Dose Radiation after the Nuclear Disaster. (tentative title)
Dr. Masaharu Tsubokura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
 12:10-12:30  The experience of risk communication and role of scientist in the Fukushima nuclear accident
Dr. Kenji Kamiya (Hiroshima University, Japan)
12:30-12:50 Discussion
Symposium 2: Public Communication of Science and Technology (1)
Chaired by Dr. Kenji Kamiya (Hiroshima University, Japan) and Dr.Gregory Clancey(National University of Singapore, Singapore)
13:50-14:10 Science Communication Challenge in Radiological Disaster—A proposal based on personal experiences in the aftermath of Fukushima NPP Accident
Dr. Yasuhito Sasaki (Shonankamakura General Hospital, Japan)
14:10-14:30 Filling the perception gap of acceptable radiation risk between Stakeholders
Dr. Gen Suzuki (Clinic of International Welfare University, Japan)
14:30-14:50 Contextualizing Scientific Knowledge and Radioactivity
Prof. Osamu Sakura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
14:50-15:10 Discussion
Symposium 3: Public Communication of Science and Technology (2)
Chaired by Dr. Maxim Kiselev (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russian Federation) and Prof. Osamu Sakura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
15:30-15:50 Knowledge Claims and Forms of Expertise in the Context of Techno-natural Disaster
Dr. Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna, Austria)
15:50-16:10 Credibility Crisis II: Engagement Agents and Trust-Work
Dr. Earl Tyson Vaughan (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
16:10-16:30 Canadian Nuclear Disaster Preparedness: Medical Perspective
Dr David Koff (Hamilton Health Sciences Centre, Canada)
16:30-16:50 Result and future view of Fukushima Thyroid Ultrasound Examination passed through three years from the Fukushima NPP accident
Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (FMU, Japan)
16:50-17:10 Discussion

Day 2, Saturday, 26 July 2014 :
Social Issues and STS (Science, Technology,and Society)

Keynote Lectures: Chaired by Dr. Otsura Niwa (FMU, Japan)
and Dr. Rethy K. Chhem (IAEA, Austria)
 09:00-09:30 Keynote Lecture (4): Disaster and the Limits of Science
Dr. Gregory Clancey, (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
 09:30-10:00 Keynote Lecture (5): Communicating Risk: Public Expectations towards Experts
Dr. Massimiano Bucchi (Università di Trento, Italy)
 10:00-10:30 Keynote Lecture (6):What STS can do for bridging between experts and public? STS’s role in dealing with communication disaster and establishing public sphere through health survey
Dr. Yuko Fujigaki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
 Symposium 4: Social Issues and STS (1)
Chaired by Dr. Arifumi Hasegawa (FMU, Japan) and Dr. Yuko Fujigaki (University of Tokyo, Japan)
 10:50-11:10 Lesson learned from actual hospital evacuation with severe state patients from a hospital nearby Fukushima Daiichi NPP just after the nuclear disaster at 3.11, 2011
Dr. Shuichi Shigetomi (Fukushima Futaba Kosei Hospital, Japan)
 11:10-11:30 Medical Respond to Nuclear Power Plant Accident
Dr. Hisayoshi Kondo (Disaster Medical Center, Japan)
 11:30-11:50 Thinking Across Disaster: From Bhopal to Fukushima
Dr. Kim Fortun (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
 11:50-12:10 Discussion
 Symposium 5: Social Issues and STS (2)
Chaired by Dr. Atsushi Kumagai (FMU, Japan) and Dr. Ulrike Felt (University of Vienna, Austria)
13:30-13:50 Mid/long-term health influence of evacuation status
Dr. Seiji Yasumura (FMU, Japan)
13:50-14:10 Crisis Communication Experiences after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident
Dr. Noboru Takamura (Nagasaki University, Japan)
14:10-14:30 Progress report of Leading Graduate School Program of Hiroshima University “Phoenix Leader Education Program (Hiroshima Initiative) for Renaissance from Radiation Disaster”
Dr. Tetsuji Okamoto (Hiroshima University, Japan)
14:30-14:50 Discussion
Symposium 6: Mental Health and Medical Education (1)
Chaired by Dr. Jun Shigemura (National Defense Medical College, Japan) and Dr. Hirooki Yabe (FMU, Japan)
15:10-15:30 Displacement Post-3/11: The Anxiety of Feeling Placed
Dr.Craig L.Katz (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
15:30-15:50 Mental health and psychosocial support: lessons learnt from the previous accidents
Dr. Atsuro Tsutsumi (United Nations University, Japan)
15:50-16:10 Mental health concerns in the aftermath of disaster: Mass psychogenic illness
Dr. Manas K. Mandal (Life Sciences, and Defence Institute of Psychological Research, India)
16:10-16:30 Discussion

Day 3, Sunday, 27 July 2014

 Keynote Lectures: Chaired by Dr. Masafumi Abe (FMU, Japan)
and Dr. Noboru Takamura (Nagasaki University Japan)
 09:00-09:30 Keynote Lecture (7): Vulnerability in Technological Cultures – opportunities and challenges for democracy and for teaching
Dr. Wiebe Bijker (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
 09:30-10:00 Keynote Lecture (8): Medical journals, communication, and implementation of evidence
Dr. William Summerskill (The Lancet, UK)
 Symposium 7: Mental Health and Medical Education (2)
Chaired by Dr. Masaharu Maeda (FMU, Japan), and Dr. Craig Katz (Icanh School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
 10:20-10:40 Acute and long-term mental health consequences of Fukushima nuclear plant workers: findings from the Fukushima NEWS Project
Dr. Jun Shigemura (National Defense Medical College, Japan)
 10:40-11:00 Lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima: Integrating the Basics of Disaster Psychology in Medical Students Curriculum.
Dr. Maxim Kiselev (Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology,Russian Federation)
 11:00-11:10 Prevalence of Depression among Public Officers Working in Disaster Area.
Dr. Masaharu Maeda (FMU, Japan)
 11:10-11:20 Discussion
 Symposium 8: Student Presentations (1)
Moderated by Mr. Shohei Andoh (FMU, Japan) and Dr. Shunichi Yamashita (Nagasaki University, Japan)
 11:20-11:50 Presentations by students from Nagasaki University:
– Challenge of Nagasaki University in Kawauchi Village
Ms. Makiko Orita (Nagasaki University, Japan)
– Epidemiological studies around Chernobyl for Fukushima’s future healthcare management
Dr. Yuko Kimura (Nagasaki University, Japan)
– Radiation disaster medicine training at Fukushima Medical University: The development of human resources in Fukushima
Mr. Koji Yoshida (Nagasaki University & FMU, Japan)
11:50-12:20 Presentations by students from Hiroshima University
– Radiocesium movement on deciduous forest floors in Fukushima
Ms. Momo Takada (Hiroshima University, Japan)
– Becoming an expert in the field of radiation disaster medicine
Ms. Uranchimeg Tsegmed (Hiroshima University, Japan)
– A collaborative attempt to strengthen citizen’s fitness and promote their health with organizations in Minami-soma city
Mr. Nobuaki Moriyama (Hiroshima University, Japan)
Symposium 9: Student Presentations (2)
Moderated by Ms. Eriko Saito (FMU, Japan) and Dr. Kenneth Nollet (FMU, Japan)
13:30-14:15 FMU and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai-joint-Project Presentation: Post-Traumatic Stress and Growth in Medical Students after Natural Disasters
– Medical Student Involvement in the Response to 9/11
Dr. Craig L. Katz (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
– Medical Student Involvement in the Response to 3/11 and “Superstorm” Sandy
Mr. Yu Naruse, Mr. Shohei Andoh, Mr. David Anderson and Ms. Phoebe Prioleau
– Post Disaster Growth Application to Medical Students in Fukushima, New York, and Beyond.
Dr. Robert Yanagisawa (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA)
14:15-14:35 Presentations by students from FMU
– The spread of student volunteerism
Ms. Sachi Takaoka (FMU, Japan)
– Things I did after 3.11
Ms. Chiaki Furuyama (FMU, Japan)

14:50-15:40 Roundtable Discussion
– Moderated by: Dr. Rethy Chhem, Dr. Kenji Kamiya
– Discussants: Mr. Nobuaki Moriyama, Ms. Momo Takada,
Ms. Uranchimeg Tsegmed, Ms. Makiko Orita, Dr. Yuko Kimura,
Mr. Koji Yoshida, Ms. Phoebe Prioleau, Mr. David Anderson,
Mr. Shohei Andoh, Mr. Yu Naruse,Ms. Eriko Saito,
Ms. Chiaki Furuyama, Ms.Sachi Takaoka
15:40-15:50 Future Scope
– Dr. Shunichi Yamashita (Nagasaki University, Japan)
15:50-16:00 Closing Remarks
– Dr. Rethy Chhem (IAEA)
– Dr. Hitoshi Ohto (FMU, Japan)



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