16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

RESPONDING to the CLIMATE CRISIS: ASKING the RIGHT QUESTIONS

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Co-Sponsors: Government of Ukraine, Government of Croatia, Government of Haiti, Mission of Japan to the UN, Mission of Slovenia to the UN, Rotary International, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable FutureIn Collaboration with: United Nations Environment Programme, UNDP, UNICEF, DESA, DPI

Conference Room 3, April 19th and 20th 2007

10:00 am to 1:00 PM & 3:00 to 6:00 PM

United Nations Headquarters, New York City

Thursday, April 19th

Human Health in a Changing Climate

 

Morning Session: Regional Dimensions of the Climate Crisis

10 am – 1 PM

 

Moderator: Dr. Bernard Goldstein. 

 

Speakers: 

Amb. Mladineo, Permanent Representative of Croatia to UN; 

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UN; 

Amb. Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan to UN; 

Amb. Chowdhury, USG for OHRLLS; 

Dr. Daniel Schneider, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Croatia; 

Werner Obermeyer, UNEP; 

Dr. Roberto Bertollini, WHO

 

Luncheon 

Speaker: Dr. Scott Ratzan, Vice President, Johnson and Johnson

 

Afternoon Session: The Future Security of the Next Generation

3 – 6 PM

 

Moderator: Dr. Sophie Balk. 

 

Speakers: 

Donna Goodman, UNICEF; 

Dr. Patrick Kinney, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; 

Dr. David H. Rind, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; 

Dr. Philippe Schmidt-Thome, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK); Video Conference with Baffin Island Indigenous Group.

 

Friday, April 20th

Legacy of Chornobyl

Morning Session: The Sarcophagus 

10am-1 PM 

 

Moderator: Dr. Christine K. Durbak. 

 

Speakers: 

H. E. Nestor Shufrych, Minister of Emergencies of Ukraine;

Dr. Ihor Masnyk, National Cancer Institute; 

Marta Ruedas, Dept. Administrator for Europe and CIS, UNDP;

В Dr. Andrew Sowder, US State Dept.; 

Dr. Cham E. Dallas, University of Georgia Medical College; Film: Lazona, the Unamed Zone?

 

Luncheon 

Speaker: TBA; 

K. Kovshevych Foundation Awards

 

Afternoon Session: Understanding Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer: Update on Current Research Techniques and Treatment Modalities

3-6 PM

 

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan,.

 

Speakers: 

Prof. Yury Demidchik, Belarus National Medical University, Minsk, Belarus; Jan Geliebter, New York Medical College; 

Prof. Olga Oleinikova, Belarus National Scientific Center of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology; 

Michael Pitman, MD, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; 

Gregory W. Randolph, MD, Massachussets Eye and ear Infirmary; 

Stimson Schantz, MD, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York

Prof. Mykola Tronko, Komissarenko Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kiev, Ukraine; 

Michael Tuttle, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center;

Mark Urken, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center; 

Bruce Wenig, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY USA

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