Report on Workshop on Antarctic Medical Research and Medicine 2006

Antarctic Record. 2007;51(2):241-249 DOI 10.15094/00009405


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Journal Title: Antarctic Record

ISSN: 0085-7289 (Print); 2432-079X (Online)

Publisher: National Institute of Polar Research

LCC Subject Category: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation: Geography (General)

Country of publisher: Japan

Language of fulltext: English, Japanese

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Giichiro Ohno (Yoyogi Hospital)

Ichio Obinata (Nanbugo General Hospital)

Nobuhito Shimoeda (Shimotsuga General Hospital)

Shinji Otani (Hino Hospital)

Takahiro Miyata (Ikeda Clinic)

Hisako Fujiwara (Mitsui O.S.K. Lines)

Haruo Mikami (Chiba Cancer Center)

Hideki Ohno (Kyorin University)

Mitsuo Fukuchi (National Institute of Polar Research)

Kentaro Watanabe (National Institute of Polar Research)

Taketoshi Morimoto (Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine)


Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

A workshop on Antarctic Medical Research and Medicine 2006 was held at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) on 26 August, 2006. Forty two participants from 27 institutes attended. The members consist of medical doctors with Antarctic experience, human biologists, research scientists in other fields, logistic staff members of the expedition and also medical doctors interested in Antarctica. The current resident doctor at Syowa Station joined the discussion through a telecommunication system. Doctors with Antarctic experience from China and Korea also participated in the workshop. They gave presentations on their Antarctic activities, followed by an active discussion session. Eighteen presentations were given on various topics, including the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 in medical research, space medicine, telemedicine, an international comparative study of medical operations, psychological surveys, Antarctic high-altitude medicine, Legionella surveillance and nutritional studies.