Japanese URSI Commission-K  Activity Report

June 2002 \ October 2002

S.Ueno, M.Taki and T.Shigemitsu

 

1.        MEETING

A  Domestic Meeting 

1)  August 30, 2002: 5th Regular Meeting of Japanese URSI-K Commission, jointly with Magnetic Study Meeting of IEEJ.  

Place, Sanjo-Kaikan Conference Room, University of Tokyo

Topic 1. gRecent Research Trend in Photocatalytic Reaction and its industrial @

@@@@applicationsh by Prof. Fujishima (Univ. of Tokyo)

Topic 2. g Some present problem and discussion on SAR in human head models of

        adult and children for mobile phones through inter-laboratory comparisonh  

        by Prof. Fujiwara (Nagoya Institute of Technology)

In addition to above special lectures, the topics of BEMS and URSI-GA were presented and the business talking by Profs. Ueno and Taki are also discussed.

 

B International Meeting

1)  August 17-24, 2002: URSI, 27th Triennial General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI-GA was held at Exhibition & Congress Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

@@@The sessions of Commission-K were as follows.

K1: Mechanism & modelling of electromagnetic interference with biological systems

    (Oral: 7 papers, Poster: 5 papers) 

K2: Biological effects of electromagnetic fields (Oral: 11 papers, Poster: 4 papers),

K3: Hazard assessment for wireless communication (Oral: 5 papers),

K4: Biomedical applications of electromagnetic fields and waves

    (Oral: 11 papers, Poster: 14 papers),

K5: Epidemiology of exposure to environmental electromagnetic fields (Oral: 4

    papers),

K6: Topics in bioelectromagnetics (Oral: 2 papers),

KA: Exposure assessment for cellular and personal telecommunications

    (Oral: 7 papers, Poster: 10 papers),

KB: Computation of electromagnetics fields in the human body

    (Oral: 10 papers, Poster: 4 papers),

KC: Health effects of mobile telephones (Oral: 8 papers, Poster: 2 papers),

KE: Electromagnetic interference with medical devices (Oral: 4 papers),

KT: Tutorial lecture g High field human MRI: clinical applications and safety

    aspectsh by Dr. Alayar Kangarlu and General Lecture gWHOfs assessment of the health effects of EMF exposureh by M.H.Repacholi (WHO)

  @The total number of abstract of Commission-K was 70 oral papers and 37 poster presentations. Among them, total 28 papers were from Japanese researchers, main contributors in Commission K.

  @At a Business Meeting, as a head of Commission-K, Dr Veyret of the University of Bordeaux moved up from vice chair, replacing Prof. Ueno of the University of Tokyo. , Prof. Prato of the University of Western Ontario in Canada was elected vice chair of Commission –K as a result of election, from three candidates.

 @Next URSI-GA will be held in New Delhi in October 2005.

2)  September 17-25, 2002: Third International Conference on EMF and human health, Moscow and St.Peterburg, RUSSIA, http://www.pole.com.ru/conf2002

3)  October 7-12, 2002; 2nd workshop on biological effects of EMF, Rhodes, GREECE, http://www.uoi.gr/conf_sem/bioeffects

4)  October 21-27, 2002: World Health Organization and U.S.Air Force Asia Pacific EMF Conference, Phuket Arcadia Beach Resort, Thailand

5)  October 29-31: 2002: WHO Working Group on EMF Standards Harmonization in China, http://www.who.int/peh_emf/meetings.htm

 

2.        FUTURE MEETING

A.  Domestic meeting

1)  December 6, 2002: 7th Regular Meeting of Japanese URSI Commission K will be

  held at the Seminar Room, CRIEPI, Abiko Laboratory, Abiko, Chiba

2) January 27-28, 2003: Magnetic Study Meeting of IEEJ, Hirosaki University, School

  of Medicine, Hirosaki, Aomori

3) June 3-5, 2003: 42th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Medical and

  Biological Engineering, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Hokkaido

  http://www.e-convention.org/me2003

 

B.  International meeting

1)November 19-22, 2002: 2002 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2002), Kyoto @

@International Conference Hall, Kyoto, http://www.apmc-mwe.org/index.html

2)  November 26-28, 2002: 8th ISAP, 2002 Interim International Symposium on @

@Antennas and Popagation, Yokosuka Research Park, Yokosuka, @

@http://www.ieice.org/cs/ap/ISAP2002/

3)  November 10-14, 2002: Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine-EPSM 2002, @

@The Rotorua Convention Centre, New Zealand, http://www.epsmw2002.com

4)  Movember 11-12, 2002: Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR)

@seminar, The Royal Society, London, U.K, http://www.mthr.org.uk/MOBILE

5)  November 12-13, 2002: COST 281 Seminar, gSubtle temperature effects of RF-EMF.h, @The Royal Society, London, U.K, http://www.cost281.org

6)November 25-27, 2002: Genetic and Cytogenetic Aspects of RF-Field Interaction, Loewnstein, Germany

6)  April 19-23, 2003: WHO Working Group on EMF Standards Harmonization, Guilin, @

@China, http://www.who.int/peh-emf/meetings.htm

7)May 11-16, 2003: The 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic @

@Compatibility (EMC), Istanbul Hilton Hotel, Turkey, http://www.ortra.com/emc2003

8)une 11-13, 2003: ElectroMed 2003, San Antonio, Texas, USA, @

@http://www.electromed2003.com

9) June 22-26, 2003: 25th Annual Meeting of Bioelectromagnetic Society, Outrigger

  Wailea Resort, Maui, Hawaii

10) November 12-15, 2003: The European Bio Electromagnetics Association (EBEA) 6th

   International Congress, Budapest, Hungary, http://www.ebea.org

11)May 23-28,2004: IRPA International Congress. Madrid,Spain. Home page;

  http://www.sepr.es

12)June 20-24, 2004, The Bioelectromagnetics Society 26th Annual Meeting, Omni

  Shoreham Hotel in Washingotn DC,

 

3DOthers

1) WHO handbook on risk communication is now available on the WHO Web site.

The title is gEstablishing a Dialogue on Risks from Electromagnetics Fields. The full document may be found at

http://www.who-int/peh-emf/publications/EMF_Risk_ALL.pdf

2) The European Commissionfs Scientific Committee on Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and the

  Environment (CSTEE) published the opinion on gEffects of electromagnetic fields on

  healthh. Web site is http://www.eurelectric.org

3) The California Department of Health has posted its final report on the Internet at

  http://www.dhs.ca.gov/ps/deodc/ehib/emf/RiskEvaluation/riskeval.html