5th: March 4, 2023

2023 Fukushima Medical University International Symposium on the Fukushima Health Management Survey

The Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey held its 5th International Symposium, with participation of local residents, health and medical professionals, students, local government administrators, and wide variety of audience.

The 5th Symposium Reports

Event report

The International Symposium is held with the aim of deepening the understanding of Fukushima Prefecture residents regarding the Fukushima Health Management Survey, and to share our experiences and knowledge with the world.

This year, the fifth Symposium in our series, featured relevant presentations and lively discussions on future prospects by 10 foreign and domestic experts, including Dr. Kenji Kamiya, Executive Director of Radiation Medical Science Center for the Fukushima Health Management Survey.

The first half of the session covered the scientific findings obtained over a decade of the Survey pertaining to individual external radiation doses, the Comprehensive Health Check, the Mental Health and Lifestyle Survey, and the Pregnancy and Birth Survey. These were first published in a peer-reviewed journal of the Japan Epidemiological Association as a Special Issue on Fukushima – A Decade After the Great East Japan Earthquake in December 2022. In the latter half of the session, presentations were made on how to communicate these scientific findings to a wide audience, and how people can interact with subject matter experts.

Although the time was limited during the discussions in each session, there was a lively exchange of opinions, incorporating questions submitted by audience members in-person and on-line.

Numbers of participants

186 participants in total: 54 on site and 132 online

Presentation slides

Pictures from the 5th Symposium



Thinking Together about Health, Life, and our Future in Fukushima

Date and Venue

Saturday, March 4, 2023, on site and online:
Multi-purpose Hall, Fukushima Ekimae Campus, Fukushima Medical University
Domestic and international remote access was provided, with simultaneous translation, via Zoom

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