SCIENTIFIC NETWORKING AND THE GLOBAL HEALTH SUPERCOURSE FOR THE

PREVENTION OF THREAT FROM MAN MADE AND NATURAL DISASTERS    

August 8-10, 2005, Kaunas, Lithuania

                                    

Organizing Committee:  Ronald LaPorte,  Workshop Co-Director; Eugene Shubnikov, Workshop Co-Director;  Faina Linkov,  Workshop Chair and Key Organizer;  Skirmante Starkuviene,  Valdone Valiene, Vitalija Butleriene, Dinas Vaitkaitis, Vilius Grabauskas, Local Organizers;  

 August 8, 2005     Session 1 -Welcome and Introductions      

  Disaster epidemiology

Vilius Grabauskas

 

Data for Decision making in disasters: advances and controversies

Eric Noji

 

                        

 

 

 

Session 2-Global Health Network Supercourse

  Global Health Network Supercourse Ronald LaPorte
  FSU Supercourse developments  (in Spanish) Eugene Shubnikov
  Specialized Supercourses, mirror servers, and opportunities for collaboration  (in Spanish) Faina Linkov

 

                      

 

                            

                              Session 3-Baltic collaborations

 

Examination of Narcotic Drugs and Ethyl Alcohol Among the Soldiers in Lithuania

Darius Jankauskas    Robertas Obrikis

 

Emergency preparedness in the Baltics   (in Spanish)

Dinas Vaitkaitis

 

STATE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICE: our view to Scientific Networking and Global Health Supercourse

Vladas Mireckas

 

From Injury Epidemiology to Injury prevention: Lithuanian experience

Skirmante Starkuviene

 

                  

 

 

 

Session 4-Baltic collaborations

 

  Estonia Civil Protection Systems

Raul Adlas

 

Preparing for the Preparedness Emergency and Disaster medicine system in Latvia

Maija Busmane

 Dinner, restaurant Berneliu uzeiga

                   

Lithuanian Food Fest", International drinks and snacks break, Takioji Neris Hotel                

   

                  

August 9,2005

 

Session 1-Ukranian collaborations

 

 

Chernobyl disaster and experience of population protection from nuclear accident

Boris Ledoshchuk, Natalia Gudzenko

 

Biosafety and Threat Reduction Activities in Georgia

Lela Bakanidze

 

Natural disaster risks in Ukraine     in Russian language

Natalia Vynoghrad

 

                                   

                       

                   Session 2-Challenges to Global Health

 

Concept and terms used by government of Estonia in the field of health care preparedness for disaster

Ursel Kedars

 

“Is it Possible to Make People Accept Network Prevention as a Paradigm of Global Safety System?”

Andrei Troufanov

 

Safety Issues of Electric Power Production in Russian Federation: Brief Review and Analysis of Accidents and Emergencies"

Andrei Troufanov

 

                     

 

 

Session 3 -Earthquake mitigation

 

 

The 99 Marmara Earthquatke and Afterwards   (in Spanish)

Ayse Emel ÖNAL

 

Earthquakes in Turkey

Yakut Irmak Ozden

 

Experience of implementation of standardized trauma treatment methodology Advanced Trauma Life Support® courses (ATLS®) in Lithuania

Salvijus Milašius

 

                   

               

                   Session 4 - Environmental challenges

 

Enviromental Risk Assessment

Liviu Daniel Galatchi

 

Amchitka Expedition as a Model for Multi- and Interdisciplinary Research into Radionuclide Contamination into the Marine Environment

C. Dan Volz

 

Respiratory Symptoms Reported by Adults living in an Air Polluted Area in Jordan

Kawkab Shishani

 

                  

 

       

 

Walking Tour of Kaunas       

                  

August 10, 2005

 

Session 1-Disaster prevention

 

A novel inter-country program between Greece and Turkey:Public Health Disaster Management

Eleni Exertzoglou

 

Epidemiologic profile and risk factors of traffic accidents in Tunisia

Hassen Ghannem

 

The National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism and Current U.S. Changes in How Preparedness is Evaluated

Peter Rumm

                                                                        

 

 

Session 2-Disaster prevention

 

Indications of zinc deficiency for Lithuanian population and its geomedical control

Marija Jakubeniene,               Gediminas Zukauskas

 

Impact of Environmental Factors on Psychic Disorders and Somatic Diseases in Lithuania

Saulius Sliaupa
Disaster data base a new experimental model   (in Spanish) Allessandra Rossodivita
                             

 

Session 3 - Future Directions and wrap up

Ronald LaPorte

 

Closing reception - Restarant Senieji rusiai

 

                                                  

Global Idea - Ron LaPorte  - www.pitt.edu/~super1    Idea for the meeting - Faina Linkov - fyl1@pitt.edu

Main financial support - NATO grant 

Pictures: Boris Ledoshchuk, Allessandra Rossodivita, Skirmante Starkuviene

Web Design - Eugene Shubnikov  eshubn@gmail.com

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