15th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

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 

Conference Room 2, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

April 19th & 20th, 2006 

United Nations Headquarters, New York City

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 AccidentIncidence 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 Mladine

Ambassador Kenzo Oshima

Dr. Christine K. Durbak

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