Higashi-Shirakawa Summer Vacation Family Study
|Event Name||Higashi-Shirakawa Summer Vacation Family Study|
|Organizer||South Area of Fukushima Prefecture Health and Welfare Office|
|Sponsorship||Shirakawa Olympus Co., Ltd.|
|Date||26 July, 2019|
|Venue||Fukushima / Japan|
|Participants||10 participants (3 families, 4 health center staff)|
|Event Outline||Shirakawa Olympus cooperated with the event hosted by the South Area of Fukushima Prefecture Health and Welfare Office to hold factory tour and the Endoscope Kids Class. At the Endoscope Kids Class, participants learned about the history and role of endoscopes and experienced the operation of real endoscope systems and treatment tools used with endoscopes. After experiencing the operation, they visited the manufacturing process of equipment used as a medical endoscope system.
Olympus staff also explained cancer in the class and called for the importance of prevention in our daily lives and screening. Children and their guardians said that they wanted to know more about endoscopes and that they had a valuable experience, and this event helped them raise their interest in medical care and health.