Fifteenth Conference, 2006

 

Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

 

Commemorating Chornobyl – remembering Hiroshima/Nagasaki

April 19 and 20 , 2006
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM & 3:00 to 6:00 PM
United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 2, New York City

On the theme:

Living with radiation in the modern world
COMMEMORATING CHORNOBYL – REMEMBERING HIROSHIMA/NAGASAKI

Co-sponsored by:
Government of Croatia, Government of Ukraine
Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN
With the Support of:
Permanent Missions of Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Oman,and Slovenia to the UN

In Collaboration with
United Nations Environmental Programme, DESA, IAEA
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair, World Information Transfer, Conference Chair
Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan, Director, Thyroid Center, New York Eye & Ear Hospital, Conference Co-Chair

WEDNESDAY, 19 APRIL
10 AM-1 PM: REMEMBERING CHORNOBYL, HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
Moderator and Introduction: Dr. Christine K. Durbak, World Information Transfer, Chair
Opening Statements: Ambassador Valeriy Kuchinsky, Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN
Ambassador Mirjana Mladineo, Permanent Mission of Croatia to the UN
Ambassador Kenzo Oshima, Permanent Mission of Japan to the UN
Video Conference: Minister of Health of Ukraine (invited)

Keynote Address
Dr. Toshiteru Okubo, Chairman, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Japan
“Late Health Effects of Exposure to the Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki, with Special Reference to Differences by Age and Sex”
Dr. Adnan Amin, Director, UNEP, Radiation, Health and Environment
Mikhail Balonov, IAEA, “Chernobyl Forum: Conclusions & Recommendations”.
1:15-2:45 PM LUNCHEON: Guest Speaker, Delegates Dining Room (Registration Required)
3-6 PM: HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF RADIATION EXPOSURE TO HUMAN POPULATIONS

THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2006
10 AM-1 PM: Living with Radiation: Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Cancer following Chornobyl

Part 1 – Epidemiology of Thyroid Cancer subsequent to Chornobyl Nuclear Accident
Incidence of Thyroid Cancer in exposed populations: lessons of the past and expectations from the future

Part 2- Increasing Rates of Thyroid Cancer in the United States: Potential Role of Radiation Exposure

Part 3 – Developing the “Best Practices” Model for Diagnosis, Management and Follow-up of Thyroid Cancer Among Populations Exposed to Radiation”.
1:15-2:45 PM LUNCHEON: Guest Speaker, Delegates Dining Room (Registration Required)

3-6 PM: Living with Radiation: Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Cancer following Chornobyl

Part 1 – Pathophysiology of Thyroid Cancer after Radiation Exposure
* “Specific pathologic findings in thyroid cancer after radiation exposure”
* “Understanding the genetics of radiation-induced thyroid carcinoma.”

Part 2 – Surgical Treatment of Radiation-induced Thyroid Cancer

Part 3 – Developing the “Best Practice Model for Surgical Treatment of Thyroid Cancer Populations

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

CONCLUDING REMARKS
Ambassador Valeriy Kuchinsky
Ambassador Mirjana Mladineo
Ambassador Kenzo Oshima
Dr. Christine K. Durbak