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Biodosimetry in the 21st Century


Training Meeting

HICARE in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency

Hiroshima, Japan, June 10-14, 2013

Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed (HICARE) in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) organised a Training Meeting “Biodosimetry in the 21st century”, Hiroshima, Japan on 10-14 June 2013. The main objective was to develop the ability of biodosimetry laboratories to use mature and novel techniques in biological dosimetry for the estimation of radiation doses received by individuals and populations. This meeting was focused on Asia-Pacific region and connected to the on-going IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP) E3.50.08 “Strengthening of ‘Biological dosimetry’ in IAEA Member States: Improvement of current techniques and intensification of collaboration and networking among the different institutes”. During the meeting 18 lectures by HICARE and IAEA invited lecturers were delivered, 8 research reports by IAEA CRP E3.50.08 network centres from Asia-Pacific region were presented and 2 laboratory exercises were arranged in Hiroshima University and RERF. The meeting was attended by 28 participants (including 13 lecturers and 15 trainees) from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. The main outcome of the meeting was a review of state-of-the-art biodosimetry with Asia-Pacific region. Learning outcomes of the training meeting were: in-depth understanding of standard classic techniques in biodosimetry, application of currently accepted techniques for dose estimation, comparison of advantages and weaknesses of standard techniques and evaluation of novel protocols in terms of accuracy and timeliness.

BIODOSE-21 participants, 10 June 2013, Oriental Hotel Hiroshima, Japan

Toshiteru Okubo (HICARE, Japan) Welcome remarks HICARE

Oleg Belyakov (IAEA) Welcome remarks IAEA

Oleg Belyakov (IAEA) Radiobiological basics of biodosimetry

William Blakely (AFRRI/USU, USA) Biodosimetry recording and assessment tools

Satoshi Tashiro (Hiroshima university, Japan) FISH and PNA-FISH

Mitsuaki Yoshida (Hirosaki university, Japan) Premature chromosome condensation (PCC) analysis

Tomisato Miura (Hirosaki university, Japan) The cytokinesis-block micronucleus (CBMN) assay

Kimio Tanaka (IES, Japan) Low dose and low dose rate effect

Yoshiaki Kodama (RERF, Japan) EPR-dosimetry, harmonisation of techniques

Koichi Tanigawa (Hiroshima university, Japan) Mass causality events / Nuclear reactor accidents

Kotaro Ozasa (RERF, Japan) Epidemiological study on A-bomb survivors

Oleg Belyakov (IAEA) Review of biodosimetry in Chernobyl liquidators

Kazuo Sakai (NIRS, Japan) Fukushima experience

Oleg Belyakov (IAEA) Introduction to IAEA CRP E3.50.08

Rajeshwar Sharan (North-Eastern Hill University, India) Induction kinetics of biodosimety techniques in ethnic population groups of North-East India

Yanti Lusiyanti (Center for Radiation Safety and Metrology Technology, Indonesia) Establishment of standard calibration curves for biological dosimetry

Celia Asaad (Philippine Nuclear Research Institute, Philippines) Enhancing biodosimetry capabilities in the Philippines for nuclear incident preparedness

Chang-Mo Kang (KIRAMS, Republic of Korea) Monitoring of individuals following acute and chronic exposure to ionizing radiation

Prakash Hande (National University of Singapore, Singapore) Cytogenetic biomarkers of ionizing radiation exposure: a multiparametric approach

Wanwisa Sudprasert (Kasetsart University, Thailand) Preparedness for radiological emergencies in Thailand

Que Tran (Nuclear Research Institute, Vietnam) Strengthening biodosimetry techniques at the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute

William Blakely (AFRRI/USU, USA) Multiparameter biological assays for biodosimetry, part 1

William Blakely (AFRRI/USU, USA) Multiparameter biological assays for biodosimetry, part 2