Program

The Third Technical Meeting on Science, Technology and Society Perspectives on Nuclear Science, Radiation and Human Health: The View from Asia, co-organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and in collaboration with Hiroshima University, Nagasaki University will be held from 23-24 June 2016 in Singapore. This forum completes a series of three technical meetings while setting the stage for future exchanges and events. Nagasaki University and Hiroshima University hosted the first and second meetings in November, 2014, and July, 2015, respectively. These dialogues seek to illuminate and develop practical responses to issues of human health, both physical and psychosocial, after a nuclear accident or disaster, through the discussion of insights and perspectives from the field of science, technology and society (STS). In addition to STS scholars from around the globe, speakers include many of the very physicians who have been helping residents of Fukushima Prefecture since March 11, 2011, as well as experts from cognate fields such as nuclear safety and disaster studies. These interdisciplinary experts address a range of specific, interlocking issues from science and risk communication to evacuation policy to the question of how to adapt medical education curricula to the needs of populations grappling with nuclear risk and uncertainty. As the capstone of a trilogy, this Third Technical Meeting will reflect upon lessons learned from the experiences of Fukushima and the dialogues of the previous meetings, while also setting the stage for future engagements. It will discuss practical interventions and identify next steps for exploring fruitful research and policy collaborations amongst a wider range of stakeholders. These stakeholders notably include experts, officials and residents of the Southeast Asian region, where the construction of new nuclear power plants is currently being planned and debated.

09.00 - 10.40
SESSION 3 - FIVE YEARS AFTER FUKUSHIMA, WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? PART II

 

Chairpersons:

Arifumi Hasegawa, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

Kim Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States

Speakers:

Shunichi Yamashita, Nagasaki University, Japan

Kenji Kamiya, Hiroshima University, Japan

Koichi Tanigawa, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

Atsushi Kumagai, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

10.40 - 11.10
TEA BREAK
11.10 - 12.20
SESSION 4 - NUCLEAR SCIENCE, RADIATION & HUMAN HEALTH IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

 

Chairpersons:

Rethy Chhem, Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Cambodia

Kenneth Nollet, Fukushima Medical University, Japan

Speakers:

Miriam Joy Calaguas, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Philippines

James Lee Cheow Lei, National Cancer Centre Singapore

Lui Pao Chuen, National Research Foundation, Singapore

 

12.20 - 13.30
LUNCH

 

  • Individuals are on their own 
  • Networking Lunch: By invitation only
13.30 - 14.50
SESSION 5 - GOVERNING EXPERTISE AND COMPLEXITY: STS, RADIOLOGICAL RISK & HUMAN HEALTH

 

Chairpersons:

Sulfikar Amir, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Miriam Joy Calaguas, Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Philippines

Speakers:

Rethy Chhem, Cambodia Development Resource Institute, Cambodia

Kim Fortun, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, United States

Tyson Vaughan, National University of Singapore

14.50 - 15.20
TEA BREAK
15.20 - 16.15
SESSION 6A: LEARNING FROM THE PAST, LOOKING TO THE FUTURE

 

Chairpersons:

Gregory Clancey, National University of Singapore

Kenji Kamiya, Hiroshima University, Japan

Speakers

Russell Kabir and Do Xuan Bien

Phoenix Leader Education Program, Hiroshima University, Japan

16.15 - 17.45
SESSION 6B - LEARNING FROM THE PAST, LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: SUMMARY OF FORUM SERIES AND NEXT STEPS
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