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Four Doctors from Brazil Received for Training.

HICARE invited 4 doctors for training on  the medical treatment of radiation-exposed

Names and Titles:

1. Edson Massao KONNO

   Mekson -Diagnosticos Ultra-sonograficos Ltd., medical director

2. Lana Leimi SANO OKADA

    Hospital Nipo Brasileiro, Head and Neck Surgeon

3. Elcio Tadashi NAKANO

   Hospital Santa Cruz, Urologist


   University of São Paulo, Physician

Period of Training:

  February 4 to 22, 2019

Training Organization (in order of visits):


    Hiroshima University Hospital


    Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council

    Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital

    Radiation Effects Research Foundation(RERF)

    Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine

    Hiroshima University Hospital (Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center)

    Hiroshima City Office

    Kurakake Nozomi-en (Nursing Home for A-bomb survivors)

    Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, etc.


    Hiroshima University (Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine)


Training Course:

- Diagnosis of radiation disorders

- Briefings at radiation-related institutions

- Assessment of biological effects of radiation

With Director Maeda (right), Health Management & Promotion Center, Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council.

Dr. Kaseda (right), Vice President of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital gave a lecture.

Mr.Hamano (left) introduced Memorial Park of Red Cross Hospital.

With Laboratory Chief Yoshida (right), Lab. Of Immunology, Dept. of Molecular Biosciences, Radiation Effects Research Foundation.

Dr. Tashiro (center back), Professor of Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine gave a lecture.

Prof. Hirohashi (center back), Advanced Emergency and Critical Care Center, Hiroshima University Hospital gave a lecture.

With Research Division Director Madokoro (left), Atomic Bomb Survivors Relief Department of Hiroshima City

With Dr. Kamada (center right in front row)and Mr. Takai (center left in front row ), board chairman of Hiroshima A-bomb Survivors Relief Foundation, at Kurakake Nozomi-en Nursing Home.


- The training in Hiroshima was very good. I learned a lot about radiation. Existence of various types of radiation and effects on humans. Acute, chronic effects and risk of cancer. The lectures of the specialists were quite enlightening. I believe that Hiroshima is the largest center specialized in radiation studies in the world.


‐I’ve learned about the devastating effects that radiation can cause, both physical and psychological, in addition that recovery with a long and difficult process involving a lot of hard working people.



We had classes with professors that are references in their research field, therefore we were taught most up-to-date knowledge in Radiation Medicine, in an excellent center.

Besides the technical content, living the Japanese way of life and of working is, undoubtedly, a remarkable experience and a great learning.

The curriculum and length of the training fit well my demands, maybe if we could also do the one-week practical training in radiation accident/disease it would be a complete clinical learning in this field.