3rd: February 13-14, 2021

2021 Fukushima Medical University International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey

Our 3rd International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey convened on February 13 and 14, 2021, and was participated by current or former residents of Fukushima Prefecture, health care workers, students, administrators, etc.


10 years and beyond with the Fukushima Health Management Survey: What needs to be done to enhance the resilience of Fukushima’s people?

Date / Venue

February 13(SAT)-14(SUN), 2021
The Celecton Fukushima
* live-streamed via YouTube(closed)

Nominal support from:

In cooperation with:


Fukushima residents, health care/medical professionals, students, public employees

Event report

Our 3rd International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey convened for 2 days. In contrast to previous years, only Fukushima Medical University staff, some domestic speakers, and media representatives were physically present at the venue. Online participation was arranged in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Thus, while our intended audience included Fukushima residents, healthcare providers, students, administrative professionals, and other stakeholders, on-line distribution enabled a wider, global audience.

Due to a substantial earthquake originating off the Pacific coast of Fukushima on the night of DAY 1 February 13, some speakers intending to be at the venue participated on-line. Thanks to everyone’s cooperation, the program was successfully completed even with such unexpected circumstances. We sincerely extend our gratitude.

At the event, Executive Director KAMIYA Kenji, along with other doctors and researchers from FMU and cooperating institutions, presented the results of the Fukushima Health Management Survey and related analyses and findings.

Six invited experts from overseas offered their perspectives online. Residents dedicated to the recovery of Fukushima and FMU students added their experiences and thoughts. Lively discussions addressed questions submitted from online participants. Even with such a successful event, not all questions could be answered in the allotted time, but those questions will guide our communication efforts between now and the next symposium.

As we continue to play a role in the revitalization and reconstruction of Fukushima by watching over the health of our residents, the Center, as part of a healthcare system, will endeavor to help people better understand their individual and community circumstances by disseminating results and lessons learned from the Fukushima Health Management Survey as simply and clearly as possible, but always based on science.