16th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT: GLOBAL PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL SOLUTIONS
RESPONDING to the CLIMATE CRISIS: ASKING the RIGHT QUESTIONS
Organized by World Information Transfer Inc.
Co-Sponsors: 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 FutureIn Collaboration with: United Nations Environment Programme, UNDP, UNICEF, DESA, DPI
Conference Room 3, April 19th and 20th 2007
10:00 am to 1:00 PM & 3:00 to 6:00 PM
United Nations Headquarters, New York City
Thursday, April 19th
Human Health in a Changing Climate
Morning Session: Regional Dimensions of the Climate Crisis
10 am – 1 PM
Moderator: Dr. Bernard Goldstein.
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
Speaker: Dr. Scott Ratzan, Vice President, Johnson and Johnson
Afternoon Session: The Future Security of the Next Generation
3 – 6 PM
Moderator: Dr. Sophie Balk.
Donna Goodman, UNICEF;
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 20th
Legacy of Chornobyl
Morning Session: The Sarcophagus
Moderator: Dr. Christine K. Durbak.
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 Georgia Medical College; Film: Lazona, the Unamed Zone?
K. Kovshevych Foundation Awards
Afternoon Session: Understanding Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer: Update on Current Research Techniques and Treatment Modalities
Moderator: Dr. Daniel Igor Branovan,.
Prof. Yury Demidchik, Belarus National Medical University, Minsk, Belarus; Jan Geliebter, New York Medical College;
Prof. Olga Oleinikova, 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;
Mark Urken, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center;
Bruce Wenig, MD, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY USA