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25-27 Feb 2013 International Academic Conference on Radiation Health Risk Management in Fukushima (2nd International Expert Symposium in Fukushima)

Many people informed Fukushima Medical University that they would like to get the presentation materials used in the international academic conference that took place in late February 2013. In response to these requests, Fukushima Medical University decided to post the presentation materials on its website to the extent granted by each author. Please note that authors of the presentation material retain their rights and responsibilities concerning the contents of the presentation materials.
FMU decided to post additionally the video of 2 discussion sessions to meet the request of researchers abroad.

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Conference Program

Day 1, Monday 25 February

Introduction Activity of Fukushima Medical University after the 3.11 Disaster and the Road to Regeneration

Mitsuru Munakata
Director, Fukushima Medical University and Fukushima Medical University Hospital

Session 1
Description
Description Initial Medical Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident
Presentations are made by those involved in the radiation emergency medicine management immediately after the Fukushima NPP accident.
Presentation Initial Medical Responses after Fukushima Nuclear Power Station Accident

Koichi Tanigawa
Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Hiroshima University

Presentation Initial Medical Response to the Radiation Disaster at Fukushima Medical University Hospital

Arifumi Hasegawa
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Nuclear Disaster Medical Center, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Session 2
Description
Current Actions of the Fukushima Health Management Survey
Presentations are made on the ongoing Fukushima Health Management Survey.
Presentation Study Protocol for the Fukushima Health Management Survey

Seiji Yasumura
Vice Dean and Professor, Department of Public Health, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Presentation Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster and Basic Survey of Fukushima Health Risk Management

Akira Ohtsuru
Professor, Department of Radiation Health Management, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Presentation Highly Sophisticated Thyroid Ultrasound Examination of the Fukushima Health Management Survey after the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Shinichi Suzuki
Professor and Director, Division of Breast Endocrine and Thyroid Surgery, Department of Organ Regulatory Surgery, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Presentation Comprehensive Health Check

Mitsuaki Hosoya
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Presentation Pregnancy and Birth Survey

Keiya Fujimori
Professor and Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Presentation Current State of Mental Health & Lifestyle Survey, and Mental Care after Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake and Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident

Hirooki Yabe
Professor and Chairman, Department of Neuropsychiatry, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine

Session 3
Description
Coordination and Cooperation with Domestic Members (1)
Sessions 3 and 4 introduce a variety of local and national activities in coordination and cooperation with Fukushima Medical University.
Presentation Roles of National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)

Makoto Akashi
Executive Director, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)

Presentation Thyroid Doses for Evacuees from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Ikuo Kashiwakura
Director, Institute of Radiation Emergency Medicine, Hirosaki University

Presentation External Dose Estimation for Fukushima Residents after the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Keiichi Akahane
Head of Medical Exposure Research Promotion Section, Medical Exposure Research Project, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS)

Presentation The Activities of Hiroshima University to Support the Recovery from Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Kenji Kamiya
Director, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine, Hiroshima University

Presentation Support for Fukushima Provided by the Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Kazunori Kodama
Chief Scientist, Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)

Session 4 Coordination and Cooperation with Domestic Members (2)
Presentation A Training Program for Radiation Biologists of the Next Generation

Tomohiro Matsumoto
Professor, Radiation Biology Center, Kyoto University

Presentation Concentration of 3H in Vegetations around Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station

Hideki Kakiuchi
Research Scientist, Department of Radioecology, Institute for Environmental Sciences (IES)

Presentation A Cs-Radiation Monitoring System as Applied to Spa Areas in Fukushima

Ryuichi Shimizu
Specially Appointed Professor, Osaka University
On behalf of Members of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Presentation Activities of Fukushima University on the Accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant

Takayuki Takahashi
Vice President and Professor, Faculty of Symbiotic Systems Science, Fukushima University

Presentation Role of Community-Based Hospitals and Their Needs for Coordination and Cooperation

Hokuto Hoshi
Chairman and Managing Director, Hoshi General Hospital Foundation

Presentation Countermeasures Taken by Science Council of Japan against Fukushima NPP Accident – Personal experiences as a corresponding member –

Yasuhito Sasaki
Corresponding Member, Science Council of Japan

Day 2, Tuesday 26 February

Keynote Speech 1 Abel J. Gonzalez

Vice-Chair, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)

 

Session 5
Description
International Responses to the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
International responses to the Fukushima nuclear disaster are presented.
Presentation The IAEA Incident and Emergency System and the IAEA’s Response to the Accident at the TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

Elena Buglova
Head, Incident and Emergency Centre of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

 

Presentation WHO Agenda on Public Health Preparedness and Response to Radiation Emergencies

Zhanat Carr
Scientist, Department of Public Health and Environment, Health Security and Environment Cluster, World Health Organization (WHO)

 

Presentation ICRP Actions in Relation to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Christopher Clement
Scientific Secretary, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)

  

Presentation UNSCEARs Assessment of the Levels and Effects of Radiation Exposure due to the Nuclear Accident after the 2011 Great East-Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Wolfgang Weiss
Director and Professor (retired), Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Germany

  

Session 6
Description
International Experiences of Chernobyl
Presentations are made on the past and ongoing experiences of the Chernobyl disaster.
Presentation Screening Programs for Early Diagnosis of Thyroid Cancer and Other Thyroid Disorders in Belarus after Chernobyl Accident

Valentina Drozd
Professor, Endocrinology Department, Belarusian Medical Academy for Postgraduate Education

 

Presentation Health Effects of Chernobyl – Experience of Ukraine

Dimitry Bazyka
Director General, National Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Ukraine

 

Presentation Estimates of Screening Effect on Prevalence of Thyroid Cancer and Non-Cancer Diseases: Lessons of the Chernobyl

Victor Ivanov
Deputy Director, Medical Radiological Research Center, Ministry of Health of RF (MRRC), Obninsk, Russia

 

Presentation Chernobyl-1986 versus Fukushima-2011: Comparison of the Radiological Consequences of Two Major Nuclear Accidents

Mikhail Balonov
Head of Protection Lab, Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Russia

 

Presentation Psychological Impact of the Chernobyl Disaster

Evelyn J. Bromet
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.

 

Session 7
Description
International Experiences on Science, Values, and Communication
Risk management is based both on science and value. The balance of the two varies between the accident and through the course of the accident. This session is intended to identify the optimum balance of the two.
Presentation Iodine Thyroid Blocking: Current Questions and Answers to Be Discussed

Christoph Reiners
Managing Medical Director, University Hospital Wurzburg, Germany

 

Presentation Dose Reconstruction Related to Reactor Accidents: Lessons Learned

Andre Bouville
U.S. National Cancer Institute (retired)

 

Presentation The ICRP Interpretation of Radiological Science – Is It Reliable?

John Harrison
Deputy Director, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE), UK Health Protection Agency (HPA)

 

Presentation Science and Values in ICRP Publication 111: Experience from Fukushima

Jacques Lochard
Director of CEPN, Nuclear Protection Evaluation Centre, France

 

 

Day 3, Wednesday 27 February

Keynote Speech 2 Mission and Responsibility of the Scientific Society after the Fukushima Accident: Considering the Possible Consequences of the Accident over the Next 50 Years

Shigenobu Nagataki
Professor Emeritus, Nagasaki University

 

Session 8
Description
Discussion on Science and Responsibility
The role of science and the responsibility of scientists are discussed since radiation risk management is not only a scientific entity but also an entity of societal value.
Video Co-chairs

Keigo Endo
President, Kyoto College of Medical Science
Jacques Lochard
Director of CEPN, Nuclear Protection Evaluation Centre, France

Panelists

Mikhail Balonov
Head of Protection Lab, Institute of Radiation Hygiene, Russia
Dimitry Bazyka
Director General, National Research Center for Radiation Medicine, Ukraine
Evelyn J. Bromet
Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.
John Harrison
Deputy Director, Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards (CRCE), UK Health Protection Agency (HPA)

Session 9
Description
Radiation Health Risk Management
This session tries to extract lessons of the current experiences and the past Chernobyl accident for improvement of the ongoing Fukushima Health Management Survey.
Presentation Physicians’ Knowledge on Radiation Doses and Risks

Hajo Zeeb
Professor of Epidemiology, Leibniz-Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology – BIPS, Bremen, and University of Bremen, Germany

 

Presentation Risk Assessment, Risk Perception and Risk Management

John D. Boice, Jr.
Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, U.S.A.

 

Presentation Radiation Medicine Education Revisited within Post-Fukushima Context: The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Initiative

Rethy K. Chhem
Director, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)

 

Session 10
Description
Summary Discussion
Implications of the Fukushima Accident and Suggestions for Future Actions
Video Discussants

John D. Boice, Jr.
Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, U.S.A.
Abel J. Gonzalez
Vice-Chair, International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP)
Rethy K. Chhem
Director, Division of Human Health, International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA)
Ohtsura Niwa
Professor, Fukushima Medical University
Shunichi Yamashita
Vice President, Fukushima Medical University


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