25th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS

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 

Conference Room 4, Friday, April 26, 2016

United Nations Headquarters, New York City 

Morning Session: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT 

Afternoon Session: 3pm – 6pm EDT

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Morning Session

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: 

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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