17th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
CHORNOBYL UPDATE & YOUTH ACTION
Co-Sponsored by the Government of Ukraine
with the support of UNDP, WHO, NGLS, Stakeholder Forum
Conference Room 4, APRIL 23 & 24, 2008
UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
April 24, 2008, 10:00 to 11:30 AM
Chornobyl Nuclear Accident: the Past and the Present
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair
Daniel Igor Branovan, MD
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
Project Chornobyl Awards
Presentation, World Congress of Russian-speaking Jewry
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 from Chornobyl-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
H.E. Yuriy Sergeyev, Permantn Representative of Ukraine
Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan, Chair, NYEE Chornobyl Project
Dr. Christine K. Durbak, Chair, World Information Transfer