The International Kick-Off Symposium
for Atomic Bomb Disease Institute at Nagasaki University
Date : 28-29 November, 2013
Venue: Bauduine Hall, Ryojun Matsumoto Auditorium Nagasaki University School of Medicine, Japan.


In commemoration of celebrating upgrading of Atomic Bomb Disease Institute at Nagasaki University since April 1st 2013, “The International Kick-Off Symposium for Atomic Bomb Disease Institute at Nagasaki University” was held on November 28th to 29th, 2013 at Bauduine Hall, Ryojun Matsumoto Auditorium, Nagasaki University School of Medicine. The number of participants amounted to about 75, and the symposium was led to success.

The opening ceremony of the symposium was commenced with the opening address by Dr. Shigeru Katamine, President of Nagasaki University, followed by addresses of Mr. Kentaro Sugiura from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Sciences &Technology, Japan. This symposium is composed of three sessions including Session 1 (Radiation and Medicine), Session 2 (Radiation and Biology) and Session 3 (Radiation and Disaster), each including papers from speakers in this institute, domestic guest speakers and international guest speakers. Each paper was discussed actively and “New Atomic Bomb Disease Institute at Nagasaki University” has embarked on full-scale activity.

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Thursday 28th November

Registration   12:00-12:50
Opening Remarks

Yuji NAGAYAMA  (Director, Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Japan)
Shigeru KATAMINE (President, Nagasaki University, Japan)


Mr. Kentaro SUGIURA
(Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Sciences &Technology, Japan)

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Session 1 Radiation and Medicine

Chair:  Yasushi MIYAZAKI (Nagasaki University, Japan)
   Takashi KUDO (Nagasaki University, Japan)

1-1. Cancer Risks and Genomic Instability in Atomic Bomb Survivors
 Masahiro NAKASHIMA (Nagasaki University, Japan)
1-2. Influence of high- and low-dose radiation, and aging on blood cell cancers
 Shigeru Chiba (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
1-3. Some Results of Current Research on Health Effects after Low Dose Radiation Exposure
 Maria Blettner (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany)  
  Coffee Break 15:00-15:20
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Session 2 Radiation and Biology

Chair:  Koichiro YOSHIURA (Nagasaki University, Japan)
   Tao-Sheng LI (Nagasaki University, Japan)

2-1. Molecular cloning and characterisation of human DNA repair genes 
 Tomoo OGI (Nagasaki University, Japan)
2-2. Integrating Molecular, Cellular, Tissue and Organismal Responses to Understand the Biological Effects and Consequences of Exposures to Low-Doses of Ionizing Radiation
 William F. MORGAN (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA) 
2-3. The DNA Damage Response in Cancer Treatment
 Kiyoshi MIYAGAWA (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
2-4. Personalized Medicine of Lung Adenocarcinoma Based on Genetic Alterations
 Takashi Kohno (National Cancer Center Research Institute, Japan)
  Welcome reception 18:30-20:30
Friday 29th November

Opening Remarks

Yoshiaki KOBAYASHI (Vice-President, Science Council of Japan)
Shigeru KATAMINE (President, Nagasaki University, Japan)

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Session 3 Radiation and Disasters
  Chair:  Shunichi YAMASHITA (Nagasaki University, Japan)
   Vladimir SAENKO (Nagasaki University, Japan)
3-1.  International framework for emergency preparedness and response and IAEA RANET
 Eduardo Daniel Herrera REYES (Incident and Emergency Centre, IAEA)
3-2. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Accident and Fukushima Health Management Survey
 Akira OHTSURU (Fukushima Medical University, Japan) 
3-3. From Chernobyl to Fukushima
 Noboru TAKAMURA (Nagasaki University, Japan)
3-4.  Placing Fukushima in Historical Perspective: Japan and Natural Disaster
 Gregory K. CLANCEY (Singapore University, Singapore)
Closing Remarks

Yuji HAKODA (Representative member of District Conference in Kyushu and Okinawa, Science Council of Japan)
Yuji NAGAYAMA  (Director of Atomic Bomb Disease Institute, Japan)