May 2014, Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed (HICARE) was designated as a collaborating center (*1) for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). After National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Chiba, HICARE became the second such collaborating center in Japan. HICARE, however, is the first consortium to be designated as a collaborating center by IAEA.
To mark this occasion, on May 26, 2014, HICARE held a designation ceremony and seminar at the Rihga Royal Hotel in Hiroshima City.
[ Designation Ceremony ]
Dr. Rethy Chhem of IAEA (Director of Division of Human Health) presented the designation plaque to Dr. Okubo (President of HICARE) in the presence of a number of dignitaries including the Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture and the Mayor of Hiroshima City.
HICARE will further its contribution to the international society through closer collaboration with IAEA in the field of “Capacity Building in Radiation Effects and Human Health” – a message engraved on the plaque.
With the plaque
From left, Dr. Dohy, Dr. Hiramatsu, the Mayor - Mr. Matsui, Dr. Okubo, Dr. Chhem, Governor Yuzaki, Mr. Asahara - President of Hiroshima University, and Dr. Matsumura
[ Seminar ]
After the designation ceremony, a seminar titled “HICARE’s contribution to the world” was held to commemorate the occasion. In spite of the rain, more than 100 people turned out for the event.
|Rethy K. Chhem|
Director, Division of Human Health, IAEA
|Role of the IAEA in Global Radiation Medicine|
|Lecture II||Kenji Kamiya|
Vice President, Hiroshima University
Professor, Hiroshima University Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine
|International Contribution and Support to Fukushima through Medical Care for Radiation-exposed|
|Lecture III||Kazunori Kodama|
Chief Scientist, Radiation Effects Research Foundation
|Basic Research on Medical Care for A-bomb Survivors and International Contribution|
Lecture of Dr. Chhem
Lecture of Dr. Kamiya
Lecture of Dr. Kodama
*1 Collaborating Center
IAEA designates institutions with advanced technologies (that meet the IAEA requirements) as collaborating centers to promote projects related to research, technological development, education/training, etc. in collaboration with IAEA.
|Outline||Refer to the “REPORT” (194 pages) on the International Symposium.|
540 audiences in total