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International Birth Defects Information Systems Rebirth, Renewal, And Human Development (Introduction)
Mission: Amelioration, Prevention and Genetic Counseling concerning Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders, Congenital Malformations, Anomalies and Developmental Disorders
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  • Establish a birth defects surveillance system based on international standards.
  • Contribute to the better care and prevention of birth defects.
  • Contribute to the creation of a Ukrainian Alliance for the Prevention of Birth Defects.

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April 25, 2006
Kyiv , Ukraine

FORUM PROGRAM (Introduction)

In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster, the First Lady of Ukraine, Kateryna Yushchenko, and other Ukrainian and international collaborators, organized a two-day international symposium held in Kyiv, Ukraine. This symposium, entitled “Rebirth, Renewal, and Human Development” assessed the accident’s long term impact on the health of affected populations, and brought together representatives of the United Nations, WHO, government leaders, humanitarian activists, scientific and medical experts, technological innovators and key decision-makers from fifteen nations across the globe.

Address: Great Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine
(vul. Volodymyrskyi Spusk, 2)

9:00-10:00 Welcome and registration of participants

10.00 - 13.00 - Plenary session

Great Hall of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine

Human Catastrophes as a global problem and collective responsibility Keynote Speakers:

- Mrs. Kateryna Yushchenko, Chair of Board of Directors, International Charitable Fund "Ukraine 3000", Forum Organization Committee Head, Ukraine

- Mrs. Maria Kaczynska, Wife of the President of Poland

- Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Director General, UNESCO

- Mr. Juan Manuel Suarez de Torro Rivero, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

Disasters as a global problem and a, joint responsibility

- Mr. Paolo Coelho, Author

General vision: evolution, disasters, human being and future

- Mr. Saccomani Fabrizio, Vice-President of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development

- Mrs. Ene Ergma, Vice-President of the Parliament of Estonia

The humanitarian catastrophes and responsibility of scientists

- Mr. John E. Herbst, Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine

- Mr. Jeremy Hartley, UNISEF Representative in Ukraine

- Dr. Hiroshi Nakajima, Secretary-General Emeritus, World Health Organization Disasters: consequences and lessons learnt

- Mr. Zenon Matkiwsky, Founder and President, Children of Chornobyl Relief & Development Fund The Chornobyl disaster as a catalyst for international humanitarian aid and medical improvements

- Ms. Olha Kovalenko, International Charitable Fund "Ukraine 3000", "Development of a Human Being: Look into a Future" Project Leader

Decision making for the future: Developing Human Dialogue
13:15-15:30 Lunch

15.30- 19.00-SECTIONAL FORUMS (Coffee break 17:00-17:30)

American Medical Association