International Workshop on the Biological Effects of Radiation

March 19-21, 2018, Osaka, Japan
The International Workshop on the Biological Effects of Radiation: bridging the gap between radiation biology and medical uses of ionizing radiation was held at Keizo Saji Memorial Hall at Osaka University Nakanoshima Center. The workshop was hosted by organizations including the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the Research Center for Nuclear Physics at Osaka University. The workshop was attended by 93 participants from 7 countries and 43 organizations. The sessions included: dose and dose-rate effects; from mutation to cancer; activities of the consortium for medicine, chemistry and physics at Osaka University; medical databases, imaging techniques for radiotherapy and cancer diagnosis; radiation biology and medical use; international cooperation in biological effects of radiation; and radiation protection in medicine. Dr. Madan Rehani presented a talk entitled “Present status of patient doses in the world.” With patient radiation doses falling in range where biological effects cannot be ignored, the workshop decided to issue a call for action.