25th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, 2016

 

on HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

April 26, 2016

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UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS – Conference Room 1

Organized by World Information Transfer, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Government of Ukraine
Supported by the United Nations Missions of the Republic of Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany and Japan

Morning Session: 10am – 1pm

TOPIC: CHERNOBYL: 30th ANNIVERSARY

INTRODUCTION/Opening Remarks:

Moderator:
Dr. Christine K. Durbak,
Conference Chair and Founder, World Information Transfer, Inc.

H.E. Amb. Volodymyr Yelchenko,
Permanent Rep. of Ukraine to the United Nations

H.E. Amb. Andrei Dapkiunas,
Permanent Rep. of the Republic of Belarus to the United Nations

H.E. Amb. Motohide Yoshikawa,
Permanent Rep. of Japan to the United Nations

Amb. Heiko Thoms,
Deputy Permanent Rep. of Germany to the United Nations

Mr. Jiri Ellinger,
Charge d’Affaires of Czech Republic to the United Nations

Dr. Lydia Zablotska –
Columbia Univ-NCI Chernobyl Studies
Topic: “Research data on leukemia and thyroid disorders after Chernobyl”

KEYNOTE:
Dr. James Hansen,
Director, Program on Climate Studies at Columbia Univ.; former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Topic: “Energy and Climate Change: How Can Justice Be Achieved for Young People?”

Dr. William Rom,
Professor, NYU’s College of Global Public Health
Topic: “Nuclear Energy, Climate Change and Public Health”

Dr. Todd Allen, Senior Fellow,
THIRD WAY; former Deputy Director for Science and Technology, Idaho National Laboratory
Topic: “A 21st Vision of Nuclear Energy”

Afternoon Session: 3pm – 6pm

TOPIC:  TOXIC CONTAMINATION OF CHILDREN

INTRODUCTION/Opening Remarks:

Moderator:
Dr. Christine K. Durbak,
Conference Chair and Founder, World Information Transfer, Inc.

H.E. Amb. Volodymyr Yelchenko,
Permanent Rep. of Ukraine to the United Nations

Mr. Juwang Zhu,
Director of the Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA (INVITED)

Dr. Martha Herbert, 
Pediatric Neurologist, Harvard University
Topic: “How environ. toxins can alter brain development and degrade ongoing brain function”

Video Presentation
“Little Things Matter: The Impact of Toxins on the Developing Brain”

Dr. Leonardo Trasande,
Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
Topic: “Unraveling the environmental causes of developmental disabilities”

KEYNOTE:
Mr. Robert F. Kennedy,
Jr., Environmental Lawyer & Activist
Topic: “Mercury in the environment – its effect on children’s health”

Ms. Mary Holland, Esq.
Research Scholar, NYU School of Law
Topic: “Vaccination policies and human rights”

Closing
Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein,
former Dean, Univ. of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health

Remarks:
H.E. Amb. Volodymyr Yelchenko,
Permanent Rep. of Ukraine to the United Nations

Dr. Christine K. Durbak,
Conference Chair and Founder, World Information Transfer, Inc.

Discussion and Questions

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