Sixteenth Conference, 2007


Health and the Environment: Global Partners for Global Solutions


April 19thВ and 20th, 2007
10:00 am to 1:00 PM & 3:00 to 6:00 PM,
United Nations Headquarters, New York City, Conference Room 3

On the theme:


Dr. Christine K. Durbak,В Chair, World Information Transfer, Conference Chair
Dr. Sophie Balk, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary, Conference Co-Chair
Dr. Bernard D. Goldstein, University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, Conference Co-Chair

Government of Ukraine, Government of Croatia, Government of Haiti, Mission of Japan to the UN, Mission of Slovenia to the UN, Rotary International, Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future

In Collaboration with:
United Nations Environment Programme, UNDP, UNICEF, DESA, DPI

Thursday, April 19th – Human Health in a Changing Climate

Morning Session: Regional Dimensions of the Climate CrisisВ 10 am – 1 PM
Moderator: Dr. Bernard Goldstein. Speakers:В Amb. Mladineo, Permanent Representative of Croatia to UN; Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UN; Amb. Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan to UN; Amb. Chowdhury, USG for OHRLLS; Dr. Daniel Schneider, Ministry of Environmental Protection, Croatia; Werner Obermeyer, UNEP; Dr. Roberto Bertollini, WHO

Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Scott Ratzan, Vice President, Johnson and Johnson

Afternoon Session:
The Future Security of the Next GenerationВ В 3 – 6 PM

Moderator: Dr. Sophie Balk. Speakers: Donna Goodman, UNICEF;В Dr. Patrick Kinney, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Dr. David H. Rind, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Dr. Philippe Schmidt-Thome, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK); Video Conference with Baffin Island Indigenous Group.
Friday, April 20thВ В В -В Legacy of Chornobyl

Morning Session:
The Sarcophagus 10am-1 PM

Moderator: Dr. Christine K. Durbak. Speakers: H. E. Nestor Shufrych, Minister of Emergencies of Ukraine, Dr. Ihor Masnyk, National Cancer Institute; Marta Ruedas, Dept. Administrator for Europe and CIS, UNDP;В Dr. Andrew Sowder, US State Dept.; Dr. Cham E. Dallas, University of GeorgiaВ Medical College; Film: ?Lazona, the Unamed Zone?

Luncheon Speaker: TBA;
K. Kovshevych Foundation Awards

Afternoon Session: Understanding Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer: Update on Current Research Techniques and Treatment ModalitiesВ В 3-6 PM

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan,.
Speakers: Prof. Yury Demidchik, Belarus National Medical University, Minsk, Belarus; Jan Geliebter, New York Medical College; Prof. Olga OleinikovaВ Belarus National Scientific Center of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology; Michael Pitman, MD, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary; Gregory W. Randolph, MD, Massachussets Eye and ear Infirmary; Stimson Schantz, MD,New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, Prof. Mykola Tronko, Komissarenko Institute of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Kiev, Ukraine; Michael Tuttle, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center;В Mark Urken, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center; Bruce Wenig, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY USA