Thursday, March 06, 2014

Papers and People

In addition to the many papers being presented at the IPPNW congress in Arnoldshain this week, there is an exhibition about World Hibakusha (victims of radiation exposure) set up in the halls of the conference centre.

With participants attending from many countries, the entire congress is being simultaneously interpreted into German, Japanese and English by four full-time interpreters.

Information from all of the papers presented at the congress, including power point presentations, are being collected and uploaded to the IPPNW website as a free resource to be shared across the world (HERE).

Some of the highlights from Wednesday's program:

Dr. Sakiyama Hisaki presents "Mechanism of Radiation-Induced Aging"

Dr. Ian Fairlie presents "Fukushima and Chernobyl: Comparison of Source Terms and Health Effects"

Dr. Keith Baverstock presents "IAEO - WHO Connection and Information Policy after Fukushima
In addition to recording the presentations, I am also recording short documentary clips with some of the conference's presenters, organizers and participants.  Today I interviewed comedienne and citizen journalist Ms. Oshidori Mako.

At the end of today's presentations, attending members were treated to a musical interlude and reception sponsored by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and the Protestant Church in Hesse and Nassau (EKHN).

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