Seventeenth Conference, 2008


Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions


APRI 23 & 24, 2008, UN HEADQUARTERS,

on the twin themes:


Co-Sponsored by the Government of Ukraine
with the support of UNDP, WHO, NGLS, Stakeholder Forum

Conference Program

April 24, 2008

10:00 to 11:30 AM – Chornobyl Nuclear Accident: the Past and the Present

Opening Remarks:
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair
Daniel Igor Branovan, MD

Welcoming Remarks:

Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ukraine
Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Belarus
Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Russian Federation
Consul General of Ukraine
Consul General of Belarus
Consul General of Russian Federation

10:30 to 11:45

Prof. Vladimir Maltsev
Prof. Mykola Tronko, Trends in thyroid cancer among Chornobyl survivors in Ukraine
Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan, Medical consequences of the Chornobyl nuclear accident:From Kiev and Minsk to Brooklyn and Boston

11:45 to 1:00 PM – Treatment of the Thyroid Cancer after Chornobyl

Prof. Gregory Rodoman, Advances in thyroid cancer treatment in Russian Federation.
Prof. Rocco Bellantone, Advances in minimally-invasive thyroid surgery.
Prof. Gregory Randolph, Advances in prevention of recurrent laryngeal nerve injury during thyroid cancer surgery.
Michael Pitman, MD, Hoarseness after thyroid surgery: patients? expectations and treatment.

Panel Discussion Facilitators: Dr. Branovan, Dr. Shiglik

LUNCHEON (by Invitation only)

1:00 to 3:00 PM- Project Chornobyl, Launching the effort to treat the community at risk

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein
Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasny
NY State Senator Martin Golden
Assemblyman Cymbrowitz
Project Chornobyl Awards
Presentation, World Congress of Russian-speaking Jewry
Afternoon Session

Part I: 3:00 to 4:15 PM- Psychological Consequences of the Chornobyl Nuclear Accident

Prof. Elena Malysheva Psychological consequences of Chornobyl in Russia.
RoseMarie Perez-Foster Ph.D. Psychological consequences of Chornobyl among USA immigrants.
Larissa Remennick, Ph.D. Psycho-social implications of past radiation exposure: Immigrants fromChornobyl-affected area in Israel.
Panel Discussion Facilitator: J. Geliebter

Part II: 4:30 to 5:30 PM- Socio-economic costs of Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Cancer

Michael Tuttle, MD Socio-economic costs of thyroid diagnosis and treatment
Stephen Raab, MD The economic and social costs of false positive testing: fine needle aspirationВ in diagnosis of thyroid cancer.
Guo-Pei Yu, MD, PhD
Daniel Igor Branovan, MD Cost-effectiveness of subsidy for new thyroid cancer diagnostic modalities.
Panel Discussion Facilitator: Dr. Schantz

Part III: 5:45 to 6:00 PM

Closing Remarks:
H.E. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permantn Representative of Ukraine
Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan, Chair, NYEE Chornobyl Project
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair, World Information Transfer