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Dispatched HICARE experts to hold seminars in San Francisco

As 72 years have passed from Atomic bombings and atomic bomb survivors have been aging even more, it is more required to improve the environment in which the survivors living abroad are able to take appropriate medical care free from anxiety on a daily basis.

 In light of this situation, HICARE conducted the seminar about medical care for A-bomb exposed in San Francisco on the occasion of medical checkups and consultation of A-bomb survivors in North America implemented by Hiroshima Prefectural Government and Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association.

 The purposes of this seminar are follows.


-To improve the understanding about medical care for aging A-bomb survivors among local medical personnel and strengthen collaboration with them.

-To introduce HICARE medical personnel training program.

Date & Venue



The 1st seminar 13:00~ 

St.Mary's Medical Center   Morrissey Hall

Doctors, Atomic-bomb Survivors, Volunteer  workers, etc   20 persons

The 2nd seminar 15:00~ 

Doctors, Atomic-bomb Survivors, Volunteer  workers, etc    15 persons


Shunichi Kaseda, M.D., Ph.D

Chief Executive Secretary of HICARE

Executive Board Member of Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association,

Vice president of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic Bomb Survivors Hospital
Saeko Fujiwara, M.D., Ph.D

Executive Secretary of HICARE

Director of Health Management and Promotion Center,

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council

Miyuri Fukuhara

Chief Secretariat of HICARE

Deputy Director of Atomic Bomb Survivors Support Division,

Hiroshima Prefectural Government

Outline of Seminar

Welcome Address

On Behalf of the Medical Team of the 21th Health Checkup for Atomic-bomb Survivors in North America

Shuzo Toyota, Leader of the medical team,

Vice President of Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association

Director, Toyota Clinic for Internal Diseases

 Lecture 1

“Health Checkup for Aging A-bomb Survivors”

Lecturer: Saeko Fujiwara

Lecture 2

“History of Health Checkup for A-bomb Survivors in North America”

“HICARE Activities & Training Program”

Lecturer: Shunichi Kaseda


-We were able to promote understanding on medical care for aging A-bomb survivors and on the significance of health checkup and counseling for them among medical personnel who may work with A-Bomb survivors.

-We could notify HICARE’s activities especially training program to local medical personnel and the medical association.

-Several participants showed their will to apply for the HICARE training program and engage in care for A-bomb survivors.

-Some participants also offered their help to disseminate our program.