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Two Doctors from Hawaii, U.S.A. Invited for Training

HICARE invited, for training on diagnosis of radiation disorders, doctors engaged in medical examination of radiation exposed.

Names and Titles of Trainees:

Gerald J. McKenna, M.D.
CEO and Founder of Gerald McKenna, M.D. Inc.

Cyril K. Goshimna, M.D.
Medical doctor, self-employed

Period of Training:

October 17, 2010 to October 23, 2010

Training Organizations (in order of visits):

Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine
Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital
Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council
Kurakake Nozomi-en (A-bomb survivors nursing home)
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and others

Training Course:

Diagnosis of radiation disorders

Oct.19 a.m.

Lecture by Dr. Satoshi Tashiro, Professor of Hiroshima University, Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine

Oct. 19 p.m.

With Dr. Shinichi Kohata, chief of a department of neuropsychiatry of Hiroshima Prefectural Hospital

Oct. 20

Lecture by Dr. Hideo Sasaki, Director of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Casualty Council

Oct. 22

With Dr. Kazunori Kodama, Chief Scientist of Radiation Effects Research Center

Receiving certificates of achievement by Dr. Dohy, Chairman of HICARE

(President of Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-Bomb Survivors Hospital)


On the peace Boulevard

I was most impressed with both the depth and comprehensiveness of the orientation to HICARE and the training in so many different areas of research. It’s difficult to know what areas to cover, but I thought your staff chose well. In several days time you gave us a survey of your areas of research as well as the clinical areas of care delivery to A-bomb survivors.
My areas of concentration in psychiatry are the fields of addiction medicine and stress related disorders, particularly PTSD.
I would like to engage in a pilot study of A-bomb survivors in Hawaii using some standardized psychological test instrument to see if there are stress induced symptoms that support the research to date and might to point the way to some further research.
Also, the information provided in this HICARE training needs to be implemented in our various disaster preparedness and Depts. of Health.

The HICARE training for a week gave me a comprehensive overview of the history of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima 65 years ago, a city and national response to the horrible aftermath, the medical care of the inflicted and affected, the research into the fields of radiation science and medicine, and lastly to the deep abiding commitment of the citizens, including its physicians to the promotion of the nuclear free world at peace.
Hawaii and Hiroshima have a connection that spans many years. I feel that after this training, there has been a renewed commitment to continue this connection through our assistance with the periodic examinations of the radiation-exposed by our Hiroshima colleagues and looking at ways in which we can help close the gap in knowledge about these patients who live abroad. We hope to continue to work with HICARE on future training for our Hawaii physicians.
Thank you HICARE for the wonderful experience.

With Dr.Usui(far left),President of Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association