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RAMAZZINI DAYS 2011
28-30 October 2011
Carpi, Italy
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Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2011

12:30-15:00

Memorial Luncheon and Tour of the Maltoni Museum
San Lazzaro di Savena, Bologna

17:00

Meeting of the Executive Council (EC members only)
Hotel Touring

20:00

Welcome dinner
Ristorante B&B, Hotel Touring

SATURDAY, 29 OCTOBER 2011

9:00-12:00

Council of Fellows Statutory Session (Fellows only)
Town Hall of Carpi

12:30-13:45

Lunch
Ristorante B&B, Hotel Touring


SCIENTIFIC SESSION I: WORK OF THE FELLOWS

Chair: Melissa McDiarmid, USA and Carol Rice, USA
Sala delle Vedute, Palazzo dei Pio

14:00-14:15 RISK ASSESSMENT FOR CARBON NANOTUBES
Maria Albin, Sweden download
14:20-14:35 DEREGULATION OF MICRO-RNAS (MIR-21, MIR146A AND LET-7A) INDUCED BY DMBA IN CBA/CA MICE
István Ember, Hungary download
14:40-14:55 LONG TERM HEALTH EFFECTS OF HUMANS EXPOSED TO PCBS AND PCDFS
Yue Leon Guo, Taiwan download
15:00-15:15 WHEN POLITICS AND EVIDENCE COLLIDE: CANADA'S "ROGUE NATION" POSITION ON ASBESTOS
Colin L. Soskolne, Canada download
15:20-16:00 ATTENDED POSTER SESSION
16:00-16:15 IARC MONOGRAPHS ON THE EVALUATION OF CARCINOGENIC RISKS TO HUMANS, VOL 102. NON-IONIZING RADIATION, PART II: RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS.
Kurt Straif, France download
16:20-16:45 THE OUTBREAK OF ASBESTOS-CAUSED DISEASES IN CASALE MONFERRATO, ITALY
Benedetto Terracini, Italy download
16:50-17:05 BERYLLIUM SENSITIZATION IN THE BUILDING TRADES NATIONAL MEDICAL SCREENING PROGRAM
Laura S. Welch, USA download
17:10-17:35 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST ASIA REGION
Hemantha Wickramatillake, Sri Lanka download
17:40-19:00

Free time

PRESENTATION OF THE RAMAZZINI AWARD AND RAMAZZINI LECTURE
Sala delle Vedute, Palazzo dei Pio

Special Work of the Fellows presentation
19:00-19:20 A DEADLY ASBESTOS FAMILY SAGA
Piergiorgio Natali, Italy download

19:20-20:00

The 2011 Ramazzini Award will be conferred upon
Morris Greenberg for his seminal contribution to occupational medicine in the United Kingdom and his career-long dedication to the health, safety and well-being of workers.

Professor Greenberg will remotely deliver the 2011 Ramazzini Lecture entitled "Concerning the Collegium's Founding Fathers and its future." download
20:00 Social Dinner, Ristorante L'Anatra

SUNDAY, 30 OCTOBER 2011

09:00-09:45 Presentation of the Irving J. Selikoff Award to Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, U.S. Representative for New York's 14th District
09:45-10:00 Presentation of the exhibit
"Chernobyl 1986-2011"
10:00-10:30 Coffee break

SCIENTIFIC SESSION II:
"NUCLEAR POWER: PRESENT REALITIES AND IMPLICATIONS
FOR THE FUTURE"
Chairs: Paul Lioy (USA), Jim Melius (USA)
Sala delle Vedute, Palazzo dei Pio

Using nuclear fuel to generate electricity has great benefits to public health because it produces little CO-2 emissions, and from that perspective it is a good alternative to fossil fuels. However, using nuclear fuel also creates potential radiation risks to the population that cannot be quantified either in terms of probability or severity.
We have experience with three major nuclear disasters associated with generating electricity using nuclear fuel—Three Mile Island, USA; Chernobyl, Ukraine; and Fukushima, Japan. The cumulative uncertainty associated with these disasters have had major consequences, including an international review of nuclear safety and the announcement by both Switzerland and Germany that they will phase out their reliance on nuclear power in the next decade. The fact that even three months after the event, Tokyo Electrical Power Company is still struggling to control the core meltdowns at it Dai-Ichi plants adds to these concerns.
The Collegium Ramazzini will devote its special session for 2011 to the public health questions surrounding nuclear electricity generation. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima present very different events and provide a good cross-section of likely exposure scenarios associated with nuclear power disasters. We will take this evidence and prepare an objective analysis from a public health perspective. This analysis will form the basis for the preparation of a Statement from the Collegium Ramazzini about public health risks of nuclear power.

10:30-10:50 NUCLEAR POWER INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Knut Ringen, USA download
10:50-11:10 REVISITING THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER WITH A FOCUS ON CHILDHOOD THYROID CANCER
Martin Cherniack, USA download
11:10-11:30 CARCINOGENIC RISKS: EXPERIMENTAL DATA ON THE EFFECTS OF LOW EXPOSURE TO γ RADIATION
Morando Soffritti, Italy
11:30-11:50 GEOSTATISTICAL INTERPOLATION: KRIGING AND THE FUKUSHIMA DATA
Erik Hoel, USA download
11:50-12:10 HEALTH RISK ASSESSMENT: FROM CHERNOBYL TO FUKUSHIMA
David Hoel, USA download
12:10-12:30 HEALTH EFFECTS ON WORKERS IN NUCLEAR PLANTS
Jim Melius, USA download
12:30-13:00 Discussion
13:00 Conference Closing
13:15 Farewell lunch
Ristorante B&B, Hotel Touring

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