NAGASAKI UNIVERSITY GLOBAL COE PROGRAM - Global Strategic Center for Radiation Health Risk Control
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The 13th Coordination Meeting of
the WHO/REMPAN Collaborating Centers and Liaison Institutions

As Nagasaki University Global COE Program, the 13th Coordination Meeting of the WHO/REMPAN Collaborating Centers and Liaison Institutions was held from February 16 to 18, 2011 at Ryojun Matsumoto Hall, Nagasaki University School of Medicine. 80 or more participants came from 18 countries to this meeting. REMPAN is abbreviation of Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness And Network. This is the international network mechanism of World Health Organization (WHO) which corresponds to the nuclear disaster and the radiation incident in the world.
WHO started up the REMPAN organization in 1987, next year of the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, and started correspondence to the nuclear disasters extend across borders. 13 cooperation centers and 27 liaison offices were specified in the world. They undertake medic's education and training in addition to the diagnosis and the treatment of the radiation victim in cooperation with WHO. The number of specialists in the obligation field is not enough. So, WHO rallied experts from various nations to REMPAN aiming the construction of international cooperative relationship of the exposure medical treatment. Nagasaki University was newly specified for the REMPAN cooperation center again in 2008, and it became a meeting sponsor this year.
At the beginning of this meeting, Dr. Shigeru Katamine, President, Nagasaki University, and Dr. Masato Mugitani, Assistant Minister for Global Health, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, and Dr. Shizuyo Kusumi, Commissioner, Nuclear Safety Commission of Japan described the greeting. Dr. Makoto Akashi, Director, Research Center for Radiation Emergency Medicine, National Institute of Radiological Sciences (NIRS), and Dr. Kazuhiko Maekawa, Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University, and Mr. Rafael Martincic, Incident and Emergency Center, IAEA did the keynote address of the opening. During this meeting, situation reports in each countries, and correspondences at accidents in recent years and the acute radiation damage were announced, and exchange of latest information and introduction of new members were done. On the final day, the announcement of late-started radiation damage which was mainly given by Radiation Effects Research Foundation, and the maneuver on desk which was assumed a nuclear terrorism were done. As for the next meeting, it is scheduled to be held in two years at University of Würzburg that is the sister school.
  International Radiation Health Sciences Research
    Atomic Bomb Disease Medicine Research
    Radiation Basic Life Sciences Research
    Workshop / Special Meeting
    Academic Exchange
    Reports on Overseas' Conferences and Meetings
    Cooperation with WHO
Publicity Activities
  Truth of radiology (in Japanese)
  Radiation Q&A (in Japanese)
    Introduction of Global Strategic Center for Radiation Health Risk Control
(in Japanese) [PDF 9MB]
    Visiting Report of Chelnobyl
Yasuyuki Taira, Graduate Student
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