2020 Schull Institute Annual Invitational Conference: "Song Among the Ruins"

SCHEDULE

 

DATE:  March 13 - 15, 2020

VENUE:  Waseda University NISHIWASEDA campus

ADDRESS:  62 Building Meeting Room, 1 Chome-104 Totsukamachi, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-8050, Japan

Organizing Committee Members

 

Takashi Gojobori, PhD, KAUST

Naruya Saitou, PhD, National Institute of Genetics

Kim Dunn, MD, PhD, Schull Institute

John Svirbely, MD, CMO, Medical Algorithms Co, Ltd

Eric Grant, PhD, RERF

Tomoko Y. Steen, PhD, Georgetown University

Sara A. Barton, MS, UTHealth, School of Public Health

Day 1

March 13

Pre-conference Workshop

 

8:30 a.m.         Welcome to Japan — by Naryuya Saitou, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Population

                          Genetics National Institute of Genetics

 

 

Session 1          Student Presentations

 

9:00 a.m.          Introduction to Student Presentations

 

9:30 a.m.         US Student Presentations

 

10:30 a.m.       Japanese Student Presentations

 

11:00 a.m.        Discussion

 

11:30 a.m. –

1:00 p.m.           Lunch break

 

Session 2         “CDPG Alumni: The Schullian Way”

 

1:00 -

6:00 p.m.         Center for Demographic and Population Genetics (CDPG)

6:00 p.m.         CDPG Reception/Dinner

 

Day 2, "Song Among the Ruins

Schedule

—WELCOME BACK—

Day 2

March 14

“Song among the Ruins,” ABCC/RERF, Radiation Effects, and People

 

8:30 a.m.         Welcome to the 6th Annual Invitational Conference — by Kim Dunn, MD, PhD,

                          President, Schull Institute

 

8:45 a.m.         Welcome by the Local Organizer: Takashi Gojobori, PhD, Distinguished Professor,

                          Bioscience Acting Director, Computational Bioscience Research Center, KAUST

 

9:00 a.m.         Welcome by the Local Organizer: Naruya Saito, PhD, Professor, Department of

                          Population Genetics, NIG

 

Session 3        Keynote Presentations

 

9:15 a.m.         Introduction of the Keynote Speakers/Tomoko Y. Steen, PhD, Professor,

                          Georgetown University Medical Center

 

9:30 a.m.         Keynote Remark: Japan-US Science Diplomacy/Hideo Fukushima, MA, Japanese

                          Consul-General of Japan in Houston

 

10:00 a.m.       RERF Past and Present: Japan-US Research Collaborations/Ohtsura Niwa, PhD,

                          Chairman, RERF; Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University

 

10:30 a.m.       Q&A

11:00 a.m. –

12:30 p.m.        Lunch break

 

Session 4        Historical, Anthropological, Sociological, and Archival Studies of

                                Nuclear Incidents

 

12:30 p.m.       “An ABCC Doctor”/Betty Smocovitas, PhD, Professor, University of Florida

 

1:00 p.m.         Images of Atomic Bombs/Maika Nakako, PhD, Professor, Nagasaki University

 

1:30 p.m.         Japanese Physicists: First Examination of the Atomic Bomb Incident/Akira

                          Masaike, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University

 

2:00 p.m.         Bikini Atoll and People/Satoe Nakahara, PhD, Staff Scientist, Earth Science

                          Institute

 

2:30 p.m.         Fukushima Nuclear Accident/Yooichi Tao, President, Resurrection of Fukushima

                          (Fukushima saisei no kai)

 

3:00 p.m.         “Radiation and Events”: Archival Project/Philip Montgomery, MLS, Curator,

                          McGovern Historical Center, Texas Medical Center Library

 

3:30 p.m.         Coffee break

 

4:00 p.m.         Group Photo

 

5:00 p.m.         Tour of Waseda University Campus

 

5:30 p.m.         Cocktail Party

 

6:30 p.m.         Dinner

7:30 p.m. -

8:00 p.m.          Dinner Talk “Japan-US Friendship: William Jack Schull and “Song among the

                          Ruins”/Tomoko Y. Steen, PhD, Professor, Georgetown Medical Center

 

Day 3, "Song Among the Ruins"

Schedule

—WELCOME BACK —

Day 3

March 15

Japan-US Scientific Collaborations: Radiation Epidemiology, Human Genetics, Low Dose Radiation and (LNT), Cancer, Ecological Impacts of Radiation

 

8:30 a.m.         Welcome Remark: Introduction to Genetics and Epidemiological Studies of the

                          Atomic Bomb Survivors, Human Genetics/Takashi Gojobori, PhD, Distinguished

                          Professor, Bioscience Acting Director, Computational Bioscience Research Center,

                          KAUST

 

Session 5        Dr. Gilbert Wheeler Beebe NCI/RERF Cancer Studies and Radiation

 

9:00 a.m.          Radiation and Over-all Cancer Risks of Children/Lindsay Morton, PhD, PI, National

                          Cancer Institute

 

9:30 a.m.         What Can Chemical Carcinogenesis Shed Light on the LNT Hypothesis in

                          Radiation Carcinogenesis?/James E. Trosko, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Center for

                          Integrative Toxicology, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University

10:00 a.m.       Q&A

 

Session 6        Human Genetics, Epidemiology, and Metabolomics

 

10:30 a.m.       Dose and Dose Rate Effectiveness Factors/Evagelia (Lia) C. Laiakis, PhD,

                          Associate Professor, Georgetown University, Medical School

 

10:50 a.m.       Life Span Studies/Eric Grant, PhD, Associate Chief of Research, RERF

 

11:10 a.m.       In Utero Study/Hiromi Sugiyama PhD, Research Scientist, RERF

 

11:30 a.m.       Why Genetic Effects of Radiation are Seen in Mice but not in Humans/Nori

                          Nakamura, PhD, Consultant, RERF

 

11:50 a.m.       RERF Adult Health Study/Waka Ohishi, MD, PhD, Clinical Studies Department

                          Chief, RERF

 

12:10 p.m.       Discussion

 

12:30 pm -

2:00 pm            Lunch Break

 

 

Session 7         Comparing Radiation Impacts in Chernobyl and Fukushima

 

2:00 p.m.          Long Term Studies of Low Dose Radiation/Ko Sakauchi, MS, PhD Candidate,

                          University of Ryukyu

 

2:30 p.m.         Wild-life Studies in Chernobyl and Fukushima/Timothy Mousseau, PhD, Professor,

                          University of South Carolina

 

3:00 p.m.          Future Plans for the Annual Meetings

 

4:00 p.m.          Closing Remarks/Kim Dunn, MD, PhD, President, Schull Institute

 

4:30 p.m.          Adjourn