The 5th International Expert Symposium in Fukushima on Radiation and Health:
    Chernobyl+30, Fukushima+5:Lessons and Solutions for Fukushima's Thyroid Question


Date 26(Mon) - 27(Tue) September, 2016
Venue ”Adatara” room, The Celecton Fukushima
13-73, Ootamachi, Fukushima-shi, Fukushima 960-8068, Japan
TEL: 024-531-1111
Website  Access
Language English (English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation is available)
Organized by The Nippon Foundation
Co-organized by Fukushima Medical University, Nagasaki University,
Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation
Supported by Fukushima Prefecture, Hiroshima University, Japan Medical Association, Japanese Nursing Association,
Japan Pharmaceutical Association


Admission Free (Prior registration required)
Deadline for
September 9 (Fri), 2016
Registration We have already reached to its full capacity

Guest Speakers

  • Tetiana Bogdanova(Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Ukraine) )
  • John Boice(National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (US) )
  • Zhanat Carr(World Health Organization)
  • Christopher Clement(International Commission on Radiological Protection)
  • Malcolm Crick(United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation)
  • Yuri Demidchik(Belarussian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (Belarus))
  • Valentina Drozd(Belarussian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (Belarus))
  • Abel González(Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Argentina))
  • Viktor Ivanov(National Medical Research Radiological Centre (Russia) )
  • Ausrele Kesminiene(International Agency for Research on Cancer)
  • Jacques Lochard(International Commission on Radiological Protection)
  • Sanae Midorikawa(Fukushima Medical University)
  • Shigenobu Nagataki(Nagasaki University)
  • Ohtsura Niwa(Radiation Effects Research Foundation)
  • Akira Ohtsuru(Fukushima Medical University)
  • Christoph Reiners(University of Würzburg (Germany) )
  • Pavel Rumiantsev(Endocrine Research Centre (Russia) )
  • Vladimir Saenko(Nagasaki University)
  • Hyeong Sik Ahn(Korea University (Korea) )
  • Iwao Sugitani(Nippon Medical School)
  • Shinichi Suzuki(Fukushima Medical University)
  • Koichi Tanigawa(Fukushima Medical University)
  • Geraldine Thomas(Imperial College London (UK) )
  • Mykola Tronko(Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Ukraine) )
  • Wolfgang Weiss(Federal Office for Radiation Protection (Germany) )
  • Shunichi Yamashita(Nagasaki University)


*Please also be advised that this is a tentative agenda. Times, speakers and presentation titles may be subject to change,and speakers will be asked at a later date to revise their presentation titles.

September 26(Mon), 2016 09:00-19:00 (Registration opens from 08:30)

Time Program
9:00 Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address

Yohei SasakawaChairman, The Nippon Foundation

Opening Remarks

Shin-ichi KikuchiPresident, Fukushima Medical University

Toshiyuki HataVice Governor, Fukushima Prefecture

09:30 Session 1
Lessons from Chernobyl: an Examination of Radiation Risks, Based on International Consensus and Evidence Related to Thyroid Cancer, 30 Years after the NuclearAccident

Zhanat CarrWorld Health Organization

Vladimir SaenkoNagasaki University

Keynote 1

30 Years after Chernobyl - Overview of the Risks of Thyroid Cancer, Based upon the UNSCEAR Scientifi c
Reports (2008-2012)

Wolfgang WeissFederal Office for Radiation Protection (Germany)

Keynote 2

Thirty Years Since the Accident in Chernobyl: A Contribution from Japan "Confirming the Increase of Childfood Thyroid Cancer"

Shigenobu NagatakiNagasaki University


Thyroid Cancer Risk in Ukraine Following the Chernobyl Accident (Ukrainian-American Cohort Thyroid

Mykola TronkoInstitute of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Ukraine)

Clinical Aspect of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer in Belarus Following the Chernobyl Accident and Follow-up

Valentina DrozdBelarussian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (Belarus)

Results of the Thyroid Cancer Epidemiological Survey in Russia, Following the Chernobyl Accident

Viktor IvanovNational Medical Research Radiological Centre (Russia)

Q/A and Wrap-up
12:15 Lunch
Session 2a Thyroid Cancer: The Reality of Chernobyl

Geraldine ThomasImperial College London (UK)

Shunichi YamashitaNagasaki University


Clinical Aspects of Thyroid Cancer in Belarus, Following the Chernobyl Accident

Yuri DemidchikBelarussian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education (Belarus)

Assessment of Radiation Exposure and Ultrasound Screening as Factors Infl uencing Tumor Characteristics
and Recurrence-free Survival in Children and Adolescents with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma

Pavel RumiantsevEndocrine Research Centre (Russia)

Histopathological Studies of Thyroid Cancer in Ukraine, Following the Chernobyl Accident

Tetiana BogdanovaInstitute of Endocrinology and Metabolism (Ukraine)

Radiological Therapy Following Operations for Thyroid Cancer in Chernobyl

Christoph ReinersUniversity of Würzburg (Germany)

Q/A and Wrap-up
15:30 Coffee Break
16:00 Session 2b Thyroid Cancer: Questions for Fukushima

Christopher ClementInternational Commission on Radiological Protection

Ohtsura NiwaRadiation Effects Research Foundation


Thyroid Cancer and Genomics

Geraldine ThomasImperial College London (UK)

Thyroid Cancer Incidence in Areas near to Nuclear Power Plant Region in Korea

Hyeong Sik AhnKorea University (Korea)

Management of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma in Japan

Iwao SugitaniNippon Medical School

Report of the Results of Thyroid Examination of Fukushima Health Management Survey

Akira OhtsuruFukushima Medical University

Childhood and Adolescent Thyroid Cancer after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident

Shinichi SuzukiFukushima Medical University

Challenges of "Thyroid Examination" of the Fukushima Health Management Survey

Sanae MidorikawaFukushima Medical University

Q/A and Wrap-up
19:00 End of session

September 27(Tue), 2016 08:30-13:30

Time Program
08:30 Session 3 From Chernobyl to Fukushima

John BoiceNational Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (US)

Koichi TanigawaFukushima Medical University


From Chernobyl to Fukushima and Beyond-Radiation Protection, Doses, Risks and Perception

John BoiceNational Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (US)

Reassessing the Ability to Attribute of Paediatric Thyroid Cancer to Radiation Exposure: The FHMS

Abel GonzálezArgentine Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Argentina)


Preventing Thyroid Cancer by the Use of Iodine Thyroid Blocking:WHO Perspective

Zhanat CarrWorld Health Organization

International Estimates of the Radiological Consequences of the Fukushima-Dai´ichi Accident: the IAEA

Abel GonzálezArgentine Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Argentina)

UNSCEAR Assessments Related to the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Accident

Malcolm CrickUnited Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation

From Chernobyl to Fukushima: What ICRP has Learned with Japanese Stakeholders?

Jacques LochardInternational Commission on Radiological Protection

Research on Thyroid Cancer - from Chernobyl to Fukushima

Ausrele KesminieneInternational Agency for Research on Cancer

Q/A and Wrap-up
12:00 Coffee Break
Table Discussion

Geraldine ThomasImperial College London (UK)

Shigenobu NagatakiNagasaki University

Theme: Radiation and Thyroid Cancer Risks: Proposal for Fukushima

13:20 Closing Words

Koichi TanigawaVice President, Fukushima Medical University

13:30 Press Conference


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