A Non-Profit NGO in Consultative Status with the United Nations, in collaboration with the Government of Jamaica and Government of Ukraine

Luncheons with Guest Speakers: UN Delegates Dining Room, April 25 and April 26

Dr. Christine K. Durbak, World Information Transfer, Conference Chair

Dr. Sophie Balk, Montefiore Hospital, New York City, Co-Chair American Academy of Pediatrics, Co-Sponsor

H. E. Ambassador Patricia Durrant, Ambassador of Jamaica to the United Nations

H. E. Ambassador Valeriy Kuchinsky, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Nations

Minister of Health of Ukraine

Minister of Health of Jamaica

Dr. Adnan Amin, Director, UNEP/RONA

Dr. Hanifa Mezoui, U.N. DESAMr. Kenzo Oshima, USG for Humanitarian Affairs

Mr. Olara A. Otunnu, USG for Children in Armed Conflict

WHO expert on Tobacco

Dr. M. El-Banna , Chairman, NGO-GEF, UNDP, Egypt

Ms. Adi Roche, Executive Director and Founder, Chernobyl Children’s Project

Devra Davis, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, H. John Heinz School of Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Topic: Environmental Effects on Cancer in Girls and Women

Lynn R. Goldman, M.D., MPH, Professor, Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Topic: Chemicals and Pesticides: Risks to Children in a World of Globalized Commerce.

Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., MSc, Professor and Chair, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Topic: The Long-Term Consequences of Early Childhood Exposures to Toxic Chemicals in the Environment

Dr. Allan Halpern, Chief Dermatologist, Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital

Topic: Rising Risk of Skin Cancers to Children Worldwide

Walter J. Rogan, M.D., Senior Investigator, NIEHS Epidemiology Branch

Topic: Childhood Exposures to Endocrine Disruptors

Michael Shannon, M.D., MPH, Clinical Director, The Pediatric Environmental Health Center Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA.

Topic: Childhood Development and Neurotoxicants

Katherine M. Shea, M.D., MPH, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina.

Topic: Applying the “Precautionary Principle” Versus Standard Human Health Risk Assessment to Childhood Exposures

An Open Letter from Dr. Christine Durbak, Founder of World Information TransferJanuary 4, 2002

Dear Colleague:On behalf of World Information Transfer, I have the honor of inviting you to our 11th International Conference on Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions, which will be held on April 25th and 26th 2002 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The theme this year is CHILDHOOD ANTECEDENTS TO ADULT ILLNESS.

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 the recommendations of our expert speakers will be submitted to the Governments for consideration at the Children’s Summit in May 2002 as well as the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in September 2002.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.

This letter will serve as your invitation, so please fill in your response below and mail or fax it to us by April 10th, 2002.

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 10016Tel: 212-686-1996

Fax: 212-686-2172

Conf. E-Mail:В witnyc@gmail.com

APRIL 25 AND APRIL 26, 2002

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




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