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A Physician from Latvia Invited for Training

We accepted a physician who is involved in treatment for radiation-exposed individuals in Latvia, where many people were exposed to radiation when they were dispatched to Chernobyl to handle the nuclear accident. She received training regarding medical treatment for radiation exposure.

Name and Title of Trainee:

Jelena Reste, Occupational Physician
Medical Center of Occupational and Radiological Medicine,
Outpatient Department, Paul Stradins Clinical University Hospital

Period of Training:

October 6 to November 7, 2008

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and other institutions

Training Course:

Radiation dosimetry

At the Radiation Effects Research Foundation


A HICARE training course at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation has great potential to provide knowledge on the latest research approach at a high-level science laboratory. I learned much new information on disorders following radiation exposure and the latest survey technique in molecular biology. During the training I was able to conduct many experiments by myself, which were very beneficial to me. I can now use the techniques that I learned in the training in my next research activities.
The staffs of the Radiation Effects Research Foundation and HICARE were very kind and cooperative with me. Everyone tried to convey to me as much knowledge as possible and answered any questions I asked.
I believe the training is very beneficial particularly to younger researchers, because it provides a wonderful opportunity to learn about the most advanced area in molecular radiology and communicate with many other scientists. All these factors will lead to important research activities.
I am truly grateful to HICARE and the Radiation Effects Research Foundation for giving me a chance to advance this research in Japan.