Conference Program - Almaty, Kazakhstan

Conference Program

Monday, 25 April 2005. Conference Opening.

09:00 a.m.

Grantsmanship Seminar

  • Basics of Grant Writing - Aron Primack, M.D. English
  • Grantsmanship - Natalie Tomitch, MPH, MBA English Russian
  • The NIH Grants Process - Thorsten A. Fjellstedt, PhD English Russian
01:00 p.m.

Conference Opening. Welcome from the Kazakhstan and United States governments, sponsors and collaborators:

  • Mr. Mark Asquino, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, Kazakhstan
  • Kazakh Ministry of Health
  • Dr. Piper Stege, US Environmental Protection Agency

01:30 p.m.

Keynote Lecture: Children’s environmental health challenges in the Euro-West Asian region. Abstract Presentation English
William A. Suk, PhD, US NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA

02:00 p.m.
The Children’s Environmental and Health Action Plan for Europe. Abstract English
Leda Nemer, WHO, Rome, Italy
02:30 p.m.
The Aral Sea Disaster and Children’s Health.
Dr. Zayra Mazhitova, Kazakh Medical University, Almaty
03:00 p.m.

03:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Children’s environmental health concerns in Central Asia and Russia.

05:00 p.m. General Discussion
06:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 26 April 2005.

08:30 a.m.
Keynote Lecture: Nutrition, environmental contaminants and disease. English
Dr. Momoko Chiba, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
09:15 a.m.
Intestinal parasites in preschool-aged children: a two year consecutive study in a nursery setting of an Eastern Turkish region. English
Dr. Ahmet Kalkan, Elazig, Turkey
09:45 a.m.
Tobacco use and health. English
Dr. Irma Makalinao, Manila, Philippines
10:15 a.m.
10:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Children’s environmental health concerns in the Middle East.

12:30 p.m.
02:00 p.m.
Keynote Lecture: Environmental factors and infectious disease.
02:45 p.m. Poster session

02:45 p.m.

WHO Activities related to to childrens environmental health. Ms. L. Nemer, Chair, WHO, Rome, Italy

  • Workgroup on children's health and environment action plan for Europe
  • Legislation to support the CEHAPE (carried out by WHO EURO)
  • Country case studies of actions to improve CHE (Leda Nemer)
  • Global initiative on childrens environmental health indicators
  • Perspective from EMRO Pilot (Hamed Bakir, CEHA/MBRO TBC)
  • Perspective from EURO Pilot (TBC)
  • Linkages between CEHAPE and CEHI (Roundtable discussion)
  • Wednesday 27 April 2005.

    08:30 a.m.
    Keynote Lecture: Neurobehavior effects of environmental contaminants.English
    Dr. Donna Mergler, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    09:15 a.m.
    Clinical symptoms and pathogenesis of chronic and complex pathology due to the toxic burden among Aral Sea area children. Russian
    Dr. Raushan Isaeva, Kazakh State Medical University, Almaty
    09:45 a.m.
    Arsenic exposure and children’s health. English
    Dr. Vasken Aposian, University of Arizona, Tucscon, Arizona, USA
    10:15 a.m.
    10:45 a.m.

    Panel Discussion: Children’s environmental health issues in Transcaucasia

    • Turkey
    • Georgia
    • Armenia
    • Azerbaijan
    12:30 p.m.
    02:00 p.m.
    Keynote Lecture: Children's health in a refugee population in Azerbaijan. English
    Dr. K.C. Donnelly, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
    02:45 p.m.

    Chapaevsk, Russia: 40 years of dioxins exposure on the human health and 10 years of Russian-USA epidemiological studies. English
    Dr. Boris Revich, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    03:15 p.m. Aral Sea Basin conjecturable ecocatastrophe and childrens' health: Methodology and results of complex comparative study. English Russian
    Dr. Faina Ingel, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia.
    04:00 p.m.
    Leave for tour of city and dinner in the mountains

    Thursday, 28 April 2005

    08:30 a.m.
    Keynote Lecture:Operationalizing a complex environmental disaster. English
    Dr. Ross Upshur, University of Toronto, Canada
    09:15 a.m.
    Communicating environmental risk in the developing world: The case of the Aral Sea Disaster. Abstract English Presentation-English
    Shawn Tracy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
    09:45 a.m.
    10:15 a.m.

    Break-out sessions:

    • The Aral Sea Disaster, Dr. Rustam Kudyakov, USA, Chair
    • Finding partners to protect children from environmental health hazards. Dr. Piper Stege, USEPA, Chair
    • Smoking and indoor air pollution and children's health. Dr. Nalini Sathiakumar, USA, Chair Abstract English
    • Children and injury. Dr. Yelena Ten, Kyrgyzstan, Chair Abstract-English Presentation English Russian
    • Infectious diseases and environmental health. Ms. Katie Herz, USA, Chair English
    • Environmental pollutants and childrens' health. A.H. Gilani, Pakistan, Chair English
    12:15 a.m. Break
    Closing Session: Dr. David O. Carpenter
    02:00 p.m.
    Reports from Break-out sessions
    04:00 p.m.

    Round table and panel: Where do we go from here?

    • Zayra Mazhitova, Kazakhstan
    • M.J. Isabaev, Tajikistan English
    • Sheila O'Dougherty, ZdravPlus
    • Errol Mazursky, USEPA
    • Nino Chikhladze, Georgia Russian
    05:00 p.m.
    General Discussion and closing



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