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Home National Radiation Emergency Medical Center History & Mission

Our History

The National Radiation Emergency Medical Center (NREMC) in Korea Institute of Radiological &
Medical Sciences (KIRAMS) was constituted to prepare a countermeasure of medical preparedness and
response involved in nuclear/radiological disaster in 2003 by a law, "Act on Physical Protection and
Radiological Emergency."

2018

  • 12.22 Renewal of KOLAS accreditation for medical testing laboratory
  • 12.04 Hosted KIRAMS-Nagasaki University joint seminar on radiation emergency medicine
  • 11.26 Registered as Genetic Testing Institute in cytogenetic biodosimetry by KCDC(Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
  • 11.05~11.16 Hosted 2018 IAEA Regional Training Course on Internal Dose Assessment
  • 11.01 Signed an MOU with TVGH (Taipei Veterans General Hospital)
  • 11.01~11.02 Participated in 2018 Unified Radiological Emergency Response Exercise
  • 10.17~10.19 Hosted the 4th annual meeting of ARADOS (Asian Radiation Dosimetry Group) in Seoul
  • 09.20 Signed an MOU with Gyeongsangbuk-do, Pohang-si, Bongwha-gun, Republic of Korea Army 50th Division, Andong Medical Center, and Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety for establishing autonomous radiation emergency preparedness system
  • 06.20~06.22 Selected as the 2018 PROCORAD (Promotion of Quality Control in Radiotoxicological Analysis) top laboratory for analyzing the tritium in urine
  • 05.18 Signed an MOU with NRECERM (Nikiforov Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine)
  • 05.16~05.18 Hosted the 3rd Asian WHO-REMPAN Workshop
  • 05.15~ Provided medical consultation(by telephone or office visit) for radon health concerns, as designated by the NSSC (Nuclear Safety and Security Commission)
  • 03.26 Started operating “Radiation Emergency Public Health Class” for municipalities in EPZs(Emergency Planning Zones)
  • 02.07~03.19 Engaged in radiation emergency medical preparedness activities for PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics & Paralympics

2017

  • 12.04 Hosted domestic biodosimetry network meeting
  • 11.27~12.15 Hosted 2017 IAEA School of Radiation Emergency Managmenet(SREM)
  • 11.05~11.07 Hosted KIRAMS-Hirosaki Univeristy Joint Symposium
  • 11.02 Participated in 2017 Unified Radiological Emergency Response Exercise(full-scale national exercise)
  • 10.30~11.03 Hosted 2017 IAEA Regional Advanced Training Course on Medical Preparedness and Response to Radiation Emergencies
  • 08.18 Officially designated as WHO Collaborating Centre in the Radiation Emergency Preparedness and Response area
  • 05.12~08.14 Hosted ARADOS (Asian Radiation Dosimetry Group) intercomparison exercise on thyroid measurement and biodosimetry
  • 03.02 Developed mobile application REM(Korea-Radiation Emergency Medicine) for facilitating communication in REMSC(Radiological Emergency Medical Support Center)

2016

  • 12.22 Renewed of Medical Laboratory Accreditation based on ISO/IEC-15189(Dec. 2016 ~ Dec. 2018)
  • 12.22 Conducted exercise on operating 2300 hot-line assuming influx of incoming calls
  • 12.06~12.08 Hosted the 2nd WHO Asian REMPAN workshop on emergency preparedness and response to radiation emergencies
  • 10.27~10.28 Participated in 2016 annual meeting of ARADOS (CIRP, China)
  • 09.28 Officially designated as IAEA CBC (Capacity Building Center)
  • 09.20 Acquired Laboratory Accreditation based on ISO/IEC-17025
  • 08.29~09.09 Hosted regional workshop on medical preparedness and response to radiation emergencies with IAEA
  • 08.23 Participated in 2016 Ulchi Freedom Guardian Drill
  • 06.18 Cytogenetic biodosimetry passed NHTA (New Health Technology Assessment) by Ministry of Health and Welfare
  • 05.24~05.27 Provided REM(Radiation Emergency Medicine) education training courses
  • 05.23~05.27 Hosted advanced training course on assessment of occupational exposure due to intakes of radionuclides with IAEA
  • 05.17 Participated in 2016 Safe Korea Anti-Disaster Exercise
  • 02.23 Reorganized NREMC's structure information of Radiation Exposure and Therapeutics Lab
  • 02.18 Conducted winter seasonal exercise on radiation emergency medical response
  • 02.14 Dispatched radiation emergency medical response personnel to Japan NASHIM training
  • 01. Held relay seminars with 4 international experts in radiation biology

2015

  • 11.27 Hosted ARADOS (Asian Radiation Dosimetry Group) 2015 annual meeting (KIRAMS, Korea)
  • 11.23~11.24 Held the IAEA CBC experts seminar
  • 10.21 Introduced the Mobile Radiobioassay Lab
  • 10.13 Participated in joint training for Hanbit nuclear disaster prevention
  • 06.17~06.20 Held the third Hirosaki University International Education Course
  • 06.18 Designated Gochang General Hospital as a primary radiation emergency medical institution
  • 04.10 Signed MOU with the National Medical Center(NMC)
  • 04.01 Launched the Korea Radiation Emergency Medical Assistance Team (K-REMAT)
  • 03.12 Held an international workshop for radiation monitoring and dose assessment
  • 03.10~03.11 Held the Asian Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness International Seminar, co-hosted by the WHO-REMPAN
  • 01. Started the task of inspecting on radiation emergency medical response plans of nuclear facilities

2014

  • 12.22 LBD (Lab. of Biological Dosimetry) obtained the national accreditation of medical testing laboratory for two kinds of cytogenetic dosimetry (Dicentrics and 1,2,4-FISH)
  • 11.26~11.29 Held the second Hirosaki University International Education Course
  • 11.20 Participated in Combined Radiation Emergency Exercise with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co.,LTD (Kori Nuclear Power Plant)
  • 11.11 Took charge of regulations on nuclear disaster prevention (amendment of Protection of Nuclear Facilities, etc. and Prevention of Radiation Disasters Act)
  • 09.17~09.19 Participated in World Nuclear and Radiation Expo Korea
  • 07.21~07.25 Participated in the 61st General Assembly of United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR)
  • 05.26~05.29 Participated in the 11th Korea-China Joint Committee on Nuclear Energy
  • 05.05~05.11 Participated in the 14th World Health Organization/Radiation Emergency Medical Preparedness and Response Network (WHO/REMPAN) Meeting
  • 04.30 Had bilateral talks with Interior Ministry official of United Arabic Emirates regarding Overseas Technology Transfer of Radiological Emergency Medical System
  • 03.05~03.07 Had bilateral talks with Interior Ministry official of Saudi Arabia regarding Overseas Technology Transfer of Radiological Emergency Medical System
  • 01.22 Had bilateral talks with Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-Exposed (HICARE)

2013

  • 10.17 Held international conference with French Institute of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)
  • 2.20 Held international seminar with Japan Hiroshima International Council for Health Care of the Radiation-exposed (HICARE)
  • 1.20 KIRAMS-Hirosaki University signed MOU

2012

  • 4.10 Held Korea-USA joint workshop on medical preparedness for radiological and nuclear incidents
  • 2.8 KIRAMS-RCRM signed MOU

2011

  • December. Awarded with the Prime Minister Citation for Nuclear Safety
  • March. Responded to the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident by the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • February. Opened officially Lab. of Biological Dosimetry

2010

  • April. Hosted international conference on radiation emergency medical preparedness and response
  • February. Additionally designated Daegu Armed Forces Daegu Hospital

2009

  • November. Held international conference on radiation emergency medical preparedness and response
  • January. Held general congress on radiation emergency medical hospital support project

2008

  • August. Established REMIS(Radiation Emergency Medical Information System)
  • May. Held trilateral conference on Korea • China • Japan's radiation emergency medical preparedness and response

2007

  • Awarded with the Presidential Citation for Combined Training Exercise of National Radiation Emergency
    Awarded with the Silver Prize for Korea Nuclear Technology at Korea Atomic Industrial Forum
    Developed thyroid monitoring system & portable internal contamination monitoring system

2006

  • December. KIRAMS-KHNP RHRI singed MOU
  • November. Held international meeting of Korea-China nuclear joint committee
  • October. Participated in international training for radiation emergency medical preparedness and response
    at Russia Federal Medical and Biological Agency (FMBA)
  • September. Participated in international training for radiation emergency medical preparedness and reponse at Japan HICARE

2005

  • August. KIRAMS-National 119 Rescue Headquarters signed cooperative agreement
  • May. Designated 3 hospitals including Yeong Gwang Medical Center, as primary radiation emergency medical hospital
  • April. Designated as Education Institute of Radiation Emergency Response by the Ministry of Science of Technology

2004

  • December. Additionally designated 3 hospitals including Armed Forces Capital Hospital as secondary radiation emergency medical hospital
    Additionally designated Uljingun Medical Center as primary radiation emergency medical hospital
  • June. Additionally designated 9 hospitals including Seoul National University Hospital as secondary radiation emergency medical hospital
  • January. Designated as WHO/REMPAN Liaison Institute

2003

  • November. Held international symposium and workshop of radiation emergency medical preparedness and response

2002

  • Held opening ceremony of the National Radiation Emergency Medical Center and international symposium

2001

  • December. Completed construction
  • April. Began construction