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Cancellation of the International Symposium: Hiroshima Laboratory of Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) is scheduled to hold an international symposium.

Cancellation of the International Symposium

We regret to inform you that, due to the current circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus infection, we have decided to cancel the symposium “Measurement error in radiation epidemiology: Current methodology and future opportunities” scheduled on March 5 and 6.

Thank you for your understanding.

Department of Statistics


International Symposium will be held at Hiroshima Laboratory of Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) as follows.

Title: Measurement error in radiation epidemiology: Current methodology and future opportunities
Time & Date: March 5, 2020 (9:00 – 17:00) and March 6, 2020 (9:00 – 12:30)
Venue: Auditorium, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan

Objective: RERF has a decades-long history of important contributions to statistical methodology for addressing potential errors in radiation doses (or, dose error). Among atomic-bomb survivors, dose error can arise due to uncertainty at the individual level on the variables that determine radiation dose, such as location, as well as at the group level due to approaches used by the dosimetry system to estimate the radiation dose, such as shielding adjustments. Proper adjustment for dose error is required to obtain valid and reliable estimates of radiation health effects, which is of substantial interest not only to RERF, but also to the broader radiation epidemiology and radiation protection communities. At the same time, measurement error has emerged a key research topic among the broader statistics community. Our objective is to gather together the world’s leading experts in dose error and measurement error in order to bridge the gap between these communities, while discussing future research directions that will be directly applicable to RERF studies. To achieve this objective, the two-day symposium will include individual presentations, panel discussions, and open forums.

Confirmed speakers:  Paul Albert, US National Cancer Institute
Raymond Carroll, Texas A&M University
Harry Cullings, RERF Consultant
Veronika Deffner, Federal Office of Radiation Protection, Germany
Masahiko Gosho, University of Tsukuba
Victor Kipnis, US National Cancer Institute
Mark Little, US National Cancer Institute
Munechika Misumi, RERF
Dale Preston, Hirosoft International Corporation
Daniel Stram, University of Southern California
Pamela Shaw, University of Pennsylvania
Noriko Tanaka, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology
Carmen Tekwe, Indiana University

Language: English
Admission: Free of charge
Please register by contacting us. (Deadline: 21 February, 2020)

Contact information
Department of Statistics: info_stat@rerf.or.jp
TEL: +81-82-261-3131