MAJOR SYMPOSIUM ON RADIATION AND HEALTH


September 26 and 27, 1998
New York City

A two day symposium examining profound new discoveries on the effects of radiation on human health is planned for September 26th and 27th to be held at the Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue, New York.

Two days of papers by respected epidemiologists, physicians and scientists will summarize the recent literature on radiation and its biological implications with specific reference to medicine, the nuclear power and nuclear weapons industries.


Presenters include:

* John Gofman, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Biology, University of California and Lecturer at Department of Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco

* Alice Stewart MD, FRCP, Department of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham

* John Little MD, Professor Radiobiology, Harvard School of Public Health

* Arjun Makhijani, President of Institute for Energy and Environmental Research

* Shirley Jackson, Chair, Nuclear Regulatory Commission (invited)

* Tony Mazzochi, Presidential Assistant, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers

* George Woodwell, Director, Woods Hole Research Center

* Hal Morgenstern, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology, UCLA School of Public Health

* Marvin Resnikoff, Ph.D., Senior Associate Radioactive Waste Management Associates

* William Arkin, Consultant, Natural Resources Defense Council

* Jonathan Schell, Author - The Fate of the Earth, The Case for Abolition

* Robert McNamara, former Secretary, Department of Defense (invited)

* Steve Wing, Ph.D., Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

* Greg Wilkinson, Professor of Epidemiology State University of New York at Buffalo

* Richard Clapp, Associate Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health


Dr. Helen Caldicott who organized the original PSR symposia will act as chief coordinator of this event.

Recent literature places in doubt present standards for allowable worker and public radiation exposure, which may be 6 to 12 times too high. The ramifications for nuclear power and weapons industries are enormous.

The symposium will provide a forum for open debate and discussion.

Continuing Medical Education credit will also be offered.

For registration information, please contact:

The STAR Foundation
P.O. Box 4206
East Hampton, NY 11937
516.324.0655.

Jonathan Parfrey
Executive Director
Physicians for Social Responsibility, Los Angeles
1316 Third Street Promenade, Suite B1
Santa Monica, California 90401-1325
310.458.2694/phone
* 310.458.7925/fax
* psrnatl@psr.org.
* http://www.psr.org

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