Radiation Disaster Medicine Summer Seminar

Radiation Disaster Medicine Summer Seminar was a seminar for students to learn about the health and medical response to a complex disaster involving a major nuclear accident, which was jointly organised by Fukushima Medical University, Nagasaki University and the Foundation every August from 2014 to 2019. The participants were diverse, including medical, engineering and nursing students, and the curriculum consisted of lectures in the first half and fieldwork in the second half.

Lectures provided basic knowledge about radiation and disasters, followed by a visit to the Fukushima II nuclear power plant and fieldwork at practical training sites in each region, and on the final day participants discussed and presented what they had learned in each area.

Not only did the programme provide valuable opportunities such as visits to the Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant and fieldwork in Kawauchi Village, Iitate Village and Tomioka Town in Fukushima Prefecture, but it was also well received by students for its substantive content each year, with specialist lectures delivered by leading lecturers who had been directly involved in the Great East Japan earthquake and the nuclear accident.

To date, more than 100 students have attended the seminars and we look forward to their future success.
Reports on the seminars are also compiled for each implementation.

Lecture in Fukushima.