The Outline of the Seminar

Special Seminar Hosted by the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington

Friday, December 4, 2009
6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Health Sciences Center T-639
6th Floor of the T-wing (map & map with details )

Coffee and snacks will be served starting at 6:00pm

Educational Seminar on Health Effects of Atomic Bombs Dropped in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945

This is the first educational seminar sponsored by the Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of Radiation-Exposed (HICARE) in Seattle . The Council has been sending a medical team to the Pacific Northwest to provide A-bomb survivors with health examinations every other year. Another important mission is to educate the people in the world about the danger of and health effects from A-bombs, in order to prevent the future use of nuclear weapons in the world. It is a rare and important opportunity to listen to medical and research experts who have been directly involved with A-bomb survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki .


  1. Introduction by Dr. Tsukasa Namekata (Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Health Services, University of Washington and Director, Pacific Rim Disease Prevention Center)
  2. Outline of Damages Made by A-bomb in Hiroshima by Dr. Shizuteru Usui (President, Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association; and Director, Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of Radiation-Exposed (HICARE))
  3. Outline of Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed (HICARE) by Dr. Hiroo Dohy (President, Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital & Atomic-bomb Survivors Hospital ; and President, HICARE)
  4. Review and Recommendatins Regarding Health Examination Projects for Survivors in North America for Past 32 years by Dr. Makoto Matsumura (Board-Director of Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association)
  5. Effects of A-bomb Radiation on Human Body  by Dr. Kazunori Kodama (Chief Scientist, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; President, Japan Epidemiological Association; and Executive Secretary, HICARE)
  6. Concluding Remarks by Dr. Scott Davis (Professor and Chair, Dept. of Epidemiology, University of Washington )

The Outline of the Seminar