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Keynote Presentations

Keynote Presentations

We invited three guest speakers for keynote presentations. The first guest speaker for Day 1 was Dr. Kiyoshi Kuwokawa, Adjunct Professor of National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. He gave a speech entitled "Uncertain Times -Changing Principles-". On Day 4, the last day of the meeting, Mr. Pat Kenny from the IAEA and Dr. Nobuhiko Ban from the ICRP made presentations about efforts for nuclear emergency preparedness of each organization.

Uncertain Times -Changing Principles-
Dr. Kurokawa shared his views on what is happening in the world and the changes that occurred particularly in the last decade or so. He also explained what happened at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant based on the NAIIC* Report and then referred to the expected Red Cross roles in response to technological disasters.
*The National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD, MACP, FRCP
Adjunct Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute; Chair of the Board, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund

A graduate of the University of Tokyo, professor of medicine at UCLA (1979-84), Univ Tokyo (89-96), Dean Tokai Univ Med School (96-02), President of the Science Council of Japan (03-06), Science Advisor to the Government of Japan (06-08); He serve(d) as an executive member of many national and international professional societies of his disciplines, Commissioner of WHO (2005-09), World Dementia Council member (2014.4-), serve(d) as Board members of Alexandria Library (Egypt), A*STAR (Singapore), Khalifa University (Abu Dhabi), OIST (Okinawa), Advisory Board to the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He was Chair of Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission by the National Diet of Japan (NAIIC; 2011.12-2012.7). His website: http://www.kiyoshikurokawa.com/en

Presentation slides [PDF]    Summary of the speech [PDF]

Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, M.D.

Radiological Protection in Nuclear Accident and Radiological Emergencies - Recommendation and Activities of ICRP -
Dr. Ban explained the purpose of the ICRP recommendations regarding protection of human health from radiation and levels for managing and controlling exposures in detail. In his speech, he introduced ICRP Dialog Seminar which has been held in Fukushima since the nuclear accident and talked about what the recovery means for the people affected by the accident through the seminar activities.
Dr. Nobuhiko Ban
Professor, Tokyo Healthcare University

Nobuhiko Ban received bachelor's and master’s degrees in health sciences from the University of Tokyo. Following five years of work on individual radiation monitoring at Power Reactor and Nuclear Fuel Development Corporation, he returned to the University of Tokyo as a research associate, and obtained Ph.D. in Medical Science in 1998. He joined Oita University of Nursing and Health Sciences in the same year as an assistant professor of health sciences, and was promoted to an associate professor in 2004. He was appointed as a professor of Tokyo Healthcare University in 2011.

Presentation slides [PDF]    Summary of the speech [PDF]

Dr. Nobuhiko Ban

International response arrangements to nuclear and radiological emergencies
Mr. Kenny gave a speech about the international arrangements for response to nuclear and radiological emergencies which are coordinated by the Incident and Emergency Centre (IEC) of the IAEA.
Mr. Pat Kenny
RANET Officer, IAEA Incident and Emergency Centre

Pat Kenny is the RANET Officer with the Incident and Emergency Centre of the IAEA.
The IAEA Response and Assistance Network (RANET) is an operational tool for the implementation of the Convention on Assistance in Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency (Assistance Convention).
As RANET Officer, he works closely with Parties to the Assistance Convention that have registered or are considering to register in RANET to help ensure arrangements are in place for the effective provision of international assistance, upon request.

Presentation slides [PDF]    Summary of the speech [PDF]

Mr. Pat Kenny