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.
Boston University School of Public Health
- 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, University on Buffalo
- Richard Clapp
Associate Professor, Environmental 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.