Society News Archive

27 February 2012
HPS Panel on Fukushima at National Press Club

As the world remembers the one-year anniversary of the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and set off a tragic chain of events that included the nuclear reactor incident in Fukushima, the Health Physics Society will convene a panel of leading scientific and medical experts to report on the risks and effects of radiation on the Japanese and other populations.

A first-hand account of the impacts on the Fukushima population will be provided. The discussions will include the health effects of radiation immediately following the event to present day and analysis of future risks for the population.

The panel will include:

  • John Boice, ScD – Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
  • Howard Dickson, CHP, CSP, CIH – Past President, Health Physics Society
  • Robert Emery, DrPH, CHP, CIH – University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Robert Peter Gale, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon) – Imperial College, London
  • Kathryn Higley, PhD, CHP – Oregon State University, Department of Nuclear Engineering
  • Jeffrey Stehr, PhD – University of Maryland, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
  • Richard Vetter, PhD, CHP – Mayo Clinic, Professor of radiobiology and radiation protection

The panel will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, 1 March 2012, at the National Press Club.  Read the press release here.