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8-9 Sep 2014 3rd Int’l Expert Symposium in Fukushima

On September 8-9, 2014, the Third International Expert Symposium in Fukushima: Beyond Radiation and Health Risk~Toward Resilience and Recovery~ was held at Fukushima View Hotel, organized by the Nippon Foundation and jointly hosted by Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation and Fukushima Medical University in cooperation with Nagasaki University. The symposium gathered expert speakers from across the world and recognized representatives of International Institutions, as well as the global research community. Local residents shared their experience coping with difficulties after 3.11. Symposium committee members formulated recommendations based on the proceedings. On September 11, representative committee members handed their recommendations to Prime Minister Abe.

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Following various presentations, speakers and other panelists responded to questions from the audience. Also, a press conference followed the symposium.
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September 11, 2014, Office of the Prime Minister. Left to right: Ohtsura Niwa, Etsuko Kita, Fred Mettler, Yohei Sasakawa, Jacques Lochard, Shin-ichi Kikuchi, Abel Gonzales, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Eveline Bromet, Christpher Clement, Carl-Magnus Larsson

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2. Recommendations  
3. Video

4. Program  
5. Presentation Materials

* Please click on the underlined title to see each Presentation Material.

Day 1, Monday, 8 September 2014

8:50-10:30 Session 1 – Reports on Fukushima
Co-chairs:
Etsuko Kita, Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
Fred Mettler, University of New Mexico
Speakers:
Arifumi Hasegawa, Fukushima Medical University
A series of Events in Fukushima just after the Disaster, and Crisis Coping Measures of the Hospital
Toshimitsu Homma, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Radiological Situations After the Fukushima Accident and Arrangements for Preparing Long-Term Recovery Operations
Shinji Tokonami, Hirosaki University, Institute of Radiation Emergency Medicine
Overview of Internal Exposures for Evacuees due to Radioactive Materials Intake Resulted from Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Michiaki Kai, Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences
Public Health Approach that Targets Whole-Health Management, Balanced with Radiation Protection
10:45-12:30 Session 2 – Report on Fukushima Prefecture’s Health Survey
Co-chairs:
Abel Julio González, Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority
Hitoshi Ohto, Fukushima Medical University
Speakers:
Seiji Yasumura, Fukushima Medical University
Overview of Fukushima Health Management Survey
Tetsuo Ishikawa, Fukushima Medical University
The Basic Survey: Estimation of External Doses in Residents of Fukushima Prefecture
Shigeatsu Hashimoto, Fukushima Medical University
First Two-Year Result of the Comprehensive Health Check as One Facet of the Fukushima Health Management Survey
Masaharu Maeda, Fukushima Medical University
Psychological Effects on People in Fukushima: Results of a Mental Health and Lifestyle Survey
Shinichi Suzuki, Fukushima Medical University
Three-Year Results and Future Scope of the Fukushima Thyroid Ultrasound Examination after the Fukushima NPP Accident
Yasuhisa Nomura, Fukushima Medical University
Pregnancy and Birth Survey (by the Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey)
14:00-15:55 Session 3 – Analysis Reports by International Organizations
Co-chairs:
Christopher Clement, International Commission on Radiological Protection
Shigenobu Nagataki, Nagasaki University
Speakers:
Emilie van Deventer, World Health Organization
WHO’s Health Risk Assessment Based on a Preliminary Dose Estimation of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP Accident
Carl-Magnus Larsson, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
The UNSCEAR 2013 Report on Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure Following the 2011 Nuclear Accident in Japan
Fred Mettler, University of New Mexico
Effects of Radiation Exposure on Children
Abel Julio González, Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authori
Radiological Consequences of the Fukushima Accident: Progress by International Organizations
Christopher Clement, International Commission on Radiological Protection
ICRP Experience in Fukushima: Strengthening Radiological Protection for Post-Accident Recovery
16:10-18:00 Panel 1 – International Cooperation for Recovery
Moderators:
Christopher Clement, International Commission on Radiological Protection
Shigenobu Nagataki, Nagasaki University
Panelists:
Emilie van Deventer, World Health Organization
Carl-Magnus Larsson, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
Fred Mettler, University of New Mexico
Abel Julio González, Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority
Christopher Clement, International Commission on Radiological Protection
Masafumi Abe, Fukushima Medical University

Day 2, Tuesday, 9 September 2014

9:00-10:15 Session 4 – Testimony on Psychological and Social Issues from Fukushima and Abroad
Co-chairs:
Jacques Lochard, International Commission on Radiological Protection
Shunichi Yamashita, Nagasaki University
Speakers:
Mayumi Otsuki, Resident of Date City
Raising Children in Date City
Tsugi Kusano, Consultation Support Center for Women, Fukushima Prefecture
Testimony from a Public Health Nurse Working in Aizu
Arinobu Hori, Hibarigaoka Hospital
The Wish to Rebuild Resilience of Minami-Soma City, a Divided and Damaged Community, after the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident
10:30-12:05 Session 4 (continued) – Testimony on Psychological and Social Issues from Fukushima and Abroad
Speakers:
Shoji Nishida, Date City
Background of Radiation Measures in Date City and Issues Regarding Ensuring Peace of Mind
Ryugo Hayano, University of Tokyo
Experience of Commitment to Fukushima . Individual Monitoring for Internal Exposure
Evelyn Bromet, Stony Brook University
Emotional Consequences of Nuclear Power Plant Accidents
Deborah Helen Oughton, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Social and Ethical Aspects of Radiological Accidents
13:30-15:30 Panel 2 – The Way Forward
Moderators:
Jacques Lochard, International Commission on Radiological Protection
Shunichi Yamashita, Nagasaki University
Japanese Panelists:
Aya Goto, Fukushima Medical University
Arinobu Hori, Hibarigaoka Hospital
Ohtsura Niwa, Fukushima Medical University
Hirooki Yabe, Fukushima Medical University
As revealed by the mental health survey, the earthquake and tsunami followed by the nuclear accident caused psychological distress among residents in Fukushima prefecture.

Ryugo Hayano, University of Tokyo
International Panelists:
Emilie van Deventer, World Health Organization
Carl-Magnus Larsson, United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation
Fred Mettler, University of New Mexico
Abel Julio González, Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority
Christopher Clement, International Commission on Radiological Protection
Deborah Helen Oughton, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

 


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