4th: March 5, 2022

2022 Fukushima Medical University International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey

The Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey held its 4th International Symposium, with participation of local residents, health and medical professionals, students, local government administrators, and others.


Science for Society: Advancing Fukushima’s Well-Being

Date and Venue

Saturday, March 5, 2022, on site and online:
Multi-purpose Hall, Fukushima Ekimae Campus, Fukushima Medical University
National and international remote access was provided, with simultaneous translation, via Zoom

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Number of participants

161 participants in total: 41 at the venue and 120 online

Event report

This international symposium has convened since 2019 to promote understanding of the Fukushima Health Management Survey among the general public and to share knowledge and experience from the international scientific community.

At this 4th event, Executive Director KAMIYA Kenji, along with 8 other experts from in and outside Japan, presented results of the Fukushima Health Management Survey and findings from related fields. In sessions that followed the presentations, various topics, including prospects for the future, were actively discussed.

The first session consisted of presentations and discussion addressing potential health effects of radiation, based on the latest results and findings from the UNSCEAR 2020/2021 Report and the Fukushima Health Management Survey. The second session focused on necessary support measures for the health concerns of Fukushima’s people and the evolving role of the Fukushima Health Management Survey.

Finally, questions from audience prompted earnest discussion, a medical student made remarks on school life during the pandemic, and panelists exchanged opinions with candor.