Twelfth Conference, 2003

 

Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions

 

WORLD INFORMATION TRANSFER, INC.,
A Non-Profit NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations,
CO-SPONSORED by the
Government of UKRAINE
In Collaboration with
UNEP and UNICEF
Physicians Weekly & Stakeholder Forum

invite you to the

TWELFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT:GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

April 24 and April 25, 2003,
10:00 am – 1:00 PM & 3:00 – 6:00 PM
United Nations Headquarters,
New York City

TOPIC:

WATER AND HEALTH: PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS

Dr. Christine K. Durbak, World Information Transfer, Conference Chair
Dr. William Rom, Chief, Pulmonary Div. NYU School of Medicine, Co-chair

THURSDAY, April 24th
Morning, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
NEW and EMERGING ISSUES
KEYNOTE: Mr. JAN PRONK, Chair, International Institute for Environment and Development; UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the World Summit on Sustainable Development
H. E. Ambassador Valeriy Kuchinsky, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations
H.E. Anwarul K. Chowdhury, UN Under-Secretary General for Least Developed Countries
Dr. Adnan Amin, Director, UNEP
Ms. Vanessa Tobin, Chief, Water and Sanitation, UNICEF
Mr. Ron Good, Restore Hetch Hetchy Dam
Dr. Mitchell L. Gaynor, Gaynor Integrative Oncology
LUNCHEON, Delegates Dining Room By Invitation
Speaker: Jay Walker, Founder Priceline, Walker Digital

Afternoon, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
WATER AND DISEASE
KEYNOTE: DR. MARK OLESNICKY, President, Medical Society of New Jersey
H. E. Ambassador Valeriy Kuchinsky, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations
Dr. Jerold Ellner, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Dr. Robert Musil, Executive Director, CEO, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Dr. Katherine M. Shea, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

FRIDAY, April 25th
Morning, 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Effect of CHERNOBYL on Water and Health
KEYNOTE: MINISTER of HEALTH of UKRAINE, H. E. Ambassador Valeriy Kuchinsky, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations
Mr. Kenzo Oshima, USG for Humanitarian Affairs
Dr. David Savitz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Dr. Eugene Stakhiv, Chief, Planning and Policy Studies Div., Institute for Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers
LUNCHEON, Delegates Dining Room By Invitation
Young Leadership Award

An Open Letter from Dr. Christine Durbak, Founder of World Information Transfer

Dear Colleague:
On behalf of World Information Transfer, I have the honor of inviting you to our 12h International Conference on Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions. This Conference, co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine, in collaboration with UNEP, UNICEF, and Physicians Weekly, will be held on April 24th and 25th, 2003 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The theme this year is WATER and HEALTH: PROBLEMS and SOLUTIONS.

As you may be aware, our conferences, held at the United Nations since 1992, are widely acclaimed for their quality of presentations and participants. This Conference is particularly relevant since 2003 is the United Nations International Year of Fresh Water.

We would be honored if you are personally able to attend our conference. We would also like to extend this invitation to others whom you feel will benefit from learning about this very important topic.

Although our conference is free, due to very strict security requirements at the United Nations, registration is mandatory in advance by mail, e-mail or fax ONLY.
Travel and Accommodation to attend World Information Transfer’s 12th International Conference on Health and Environment are the full responsibility of the conference participant. World Information Transfer does not assist in visa applications.

The conference papers will posted to our website in the summer, 2003,www.worldinfo.org.
This letter will serve as your invitation, so please fill in your response below and e-mail or fax it to us by April 18, 2003

Sincerely,
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair
World Information Transfer, Inc.
A Non-Profit NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations, Promoting Environmental Health
475 Park Ave. South, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-686-1996
Fax: 212-686-2172
Conf. E-Mail:В witnyc@gmail.com