Scientific exchange on radiation medicine
The CC for Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Assistance Clinic of Nuclear Medicine, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, is a part of the WHO REMPAN network since 2003. The WHOCC is very active in the network activities and has recently launched a scientific exchange platform through biennial seminars.
The 4th International Seminar ”Radiation Medicine in Research and Practice: Health effects 30 years after Chernobyl, 5 years after Fukushima” held from June 16-17, 2016 in Würzburg, Germany, was hosted by the WHO REMPAN Collaborating Center at the Department of Nuclear Medicine, University Hospital Würzburg. The Seminar was organised in cooperation with the Russian CC for Diagnosis and Treatment of Radiation Sickness of the Federal Medical-Biological Agency (FMBA) of Russia - also a members of the WHO REMPAN network. Participants from 16 countries – Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK, Ukraine, and USA attended the meeting. On the occasion of the 30th and 5th anniversary of the nuclear accidents in Chernobyl in 1986 and in Fukushima in 2011, respectively, topics of the two-day seminar focused on the health effects and lessons learned for the accidents in Ukraine and Japan.