New Practical Agreement between International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Consortium of 11 Japanese Universities/Institutions
Photo : Signing ceremony on 29 Nov 2019, at the IAEA Headquarter office
The Nuclear Science and Technology Ministerial Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was held at headquarters (Vienna) from November 28. Secretary General (Yukiya Amano) emphasized the development support in developing countries and included “development” as a slogan of “IAEA” and “Atoms for peace and development.” Ministerial Declaration incorporating promotion of use in the medical field was compiled.
In the government’s representative speech, Kiyoto Tsuji, Japanese Foreign Affairs Officer, introduced that Japanese universities and institutions and IAEA will sign an agreement to strengthen collaboration in human resource development of nuclear medicine in developing countries as a concrete cooperation system in Japan. This agreement is to accept human resources development for nuclear medicine from developing countries in the consortium (a total of 11 institutions). The signing ceremony was held at the IAEA headquarters on 29th Nov.
We have an agreement between the Graduate School of Medicine / Osaka University Hospital and IAEA since May 2016 and have already accepted many nuclear medicine training programs and held international workshops. These achievements are highly appreciated in IAEA, and lead to the collaboration as a consortium to cooperate in human resources development in developing countries. Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine has a leadership role in the consortium. Such a large framework agreement is the first case for the IAEA and great expectations are being received to expand for the development in other fields.
Contents of the agreement
1. Scope of Cooperation
(1) Collaboration in the training of nuclear medicine professionals
(2) Collaboration in the organization of meetings and workshops on clinical nuclear medicine practice and related research
(3) Provision of technical expertise and support from the Universities to the IAEA and its Member States for the development of capacity building concerning clinical applications in nuclear medicine
(4) Exchange of data of mutual interest and relevance
2. Consortium of 11 Japanese Universities/Institutions
Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine, International University of Health and Welfare, Kanazawa University Institute of Medical Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kyoto University Hospital, National Cancer Center, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Southern TOHOKU Research Institute for Neuroscience, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, and Tokyo Medical and Dental University