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Two Doctors from Brazil Invited for Training

HICARE invited two doctors engaged in treatment of radiation disorder in Sao Paulo, Brazil, for one-month’s training on the treatment of radiation disorders.

Names and Titles of Trainees

Carlos Haruo Adachi, Associate Physician
Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Santa Cruz

Renato Minoru Ishii, Chief
Department of Vascular, Endovascular Surgery, Hospital Nipo Brasileiro

Period of Training:

February 3 to March 4, 2010

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

Hiroshima University Hospital
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum etc.

Training Course:

Diagnosis of radiation disorders

Dr. Ishii (left) and Dr. Adachi (right) in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome

Training Completion Ceremony with President of HICARE Hiroo Dohy (center) at Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital


[Dr. Adachi]
It's been a pleasure mingling with members of HICARE, who have been taking care of A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and many officials from related organizations and administrative agencies.
A-bomb survivors who have lived long suffered a burden of living as evidence of the cruelty of war in exchange for their lives. After the war, Japan chose to abandon arms to prove that they recognized the preciousness of life. I have realized that A-bomb survivors are still enduring physical and mental agonies. We have to understand their pain and provide them with the best care. By doing so, we can make up a little for our behaviors in the past.
I will communicate the importance of peace to the next generation so that no one will experience the agony that people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered.

[Dr. Ishii]
HICARE has clarified the effects and risks of nuclear radiation, spread information on the increasing exposure risks, and introduced researchers who are engaged in medical studies necessary for the diagnosis of radioactive disorder with their deep knowledge of treatment.
HICARE also taught us about the effects of radioactive fallout that caused radiation disorders to A-bomb victims through the visit to the Peace Memorial Museum and preserved A-bombed buildings. The streets and squares in Hiroshima are designed to remind us of the A-bomb victims.
Through this training, I learned about the treatment methods for those who were exposed to radiation. I will now be able to respond to accidental exposure to radiation with the knowledge acquired in this training. This training is also very useful to prepare for a nuclear accident. The knowledge provided by this training will help us to understand the sufferings of patients and take measures to ease their pain in advance. The HICARE training itself is a very important opportunity to consider the survival of human beings.