5th International Expert Symposium in Fukushima on Radiation and HealthChernobyl+30, Fukushima+5 - Lessons and Solutions for Fukushima’s Thyroid Question

Thirty years have passed since the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, and five years have passed since the accident in Fukushima. The Nippon Foundation has organized a series of international expert symposia in Fukushima on radiation and health since 2011. The fifth symposium will be held September 26-27, 2016, and will focus on the issue of thyroid cancer. Discussions will examine scientific evidence to deepen participants’ understanding of the thyroid gland, and seek ways to improve the current situation in Fukushima and protect people’s health over the long term.


Dates September 26-27, 2016 (Monday-Tuesday)
Location The Celecton Fukushima 13-73 Otamachi, Fukushima, Fukushima Prefecture
Language English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Organizer The Nippon Foundation
Co-organizers Fukushima Medical University Nagasaki University Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
Supporters Fukushima Prefecture (to be confirmed) Japan Medical Association Japan Nursing Association Japan Pharmaceutical Association Hiroshima University
Sessions Lessons from Chernobyl Thyroid Cancer: The Reality of Chernobyl Thyroid Cancer: Questions for Fukushima From Chernobyl to Fukushima

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Radiation Medical Science Center, Fukushima Medical University Secretariat of the 5th International Expert Symposium in Fukushima