Conference Program and Presentations


IPPNW 21st World Congress

From a Nuclear Test Ban to a Nuclear Weapon Free World
August 25-30, 2014

A few of the conference presentations are available here; please look for [PDF] or [PPT] to download.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 8-24

IPPNW Bike Tour 2014 — International and Kazakh medical students and young doctors travelled from Semey to Astana “For disarmament, a nuclear-free world, and global health”. [Bike Tour report - PDF]

MONDAY - TUESDAY, AUGUST 25-26

Medical Student Congress

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

Outgoing IPPNW Board meeting
International Council meeting

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

Opening Ceremony
Moderator
Vladimir Garkavenko, IPPNW Co-President

Speakers
1) Dr. Evgueni Chazov, Founding Co-President of IPPNW

2) Dr. Salidat Kairbekova,Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan

3) Mr. Yerlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, initiator of the international project “From a Nuclear Test Ban to a Nuclear Weapon Free World”

4) Dr. Abai Baigenzhin, President of IPPNW 21st World Congress, President of IPPNW- Kazakhstan. “Testimony of Kazakhstan’s doctors: major results of investigation for 60 years of consequences of nuclear tests on Semipalatinsk site on the health of population”

Keynote Addresses
Moderator
Lars Pohlmeier, Chair of the IPPNW Board

Speakers
1) Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica [video]

2) Mr. Jacques Villetaz, International Committee of the Red Cross [PDF]

3) Mr. Ronald Sturm, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Austria [PDF]

 Plenary 1: The Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons
Moderator
Kati Juva, PSR Finland

Speakers
1) Prof. Alan Robock, Rutgers University [PDF]

2) Dr. Ira Helfand, IPPNW Co-President [PPT]

3) Dr. John Borrie, UN Institute for Disarmament Research [PPT]

 Workshops Session 1

 IPPNW Regional Business Meetings

 Welcome Party

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

Plenary 2: Armed Violence as a Public Health Crisis
Moderator
Robert Mtonga, IPPNW Co-President

Speakers
1) Christopher Mikton, PhD, Technical Officer, Prevention of Violence Department of Violence and Injury Prevention and Disability, World Health Organization [PDF]

2) Jasmin N. Galace, PhD, Professor at the College of International, Humanitarian and Development Studies, Miriam College in the Philippines

 Workshops Session 2

Plenary 3: Biomedical and ecological consequences of nuclear tests at Semipalatinsk nuclear test site
Moderator
Alikhan Dossakhanov, IPPNW Kazakhstan

Speakers
1) Dr. Tolebai Rakhypbekov (Kazakhstan)
2) Dr. Rakhmetkazhy Bersimbyev(Kazakhstan)
3) Dr. Kazbek Apsalikov (Kazakhstan)
4) Nailya Chaizhunussova (Kazakhstan)
5) Dr. Masaharu Hoshi (Japan)
6) Dr. Yoshihiro Noso (Japan)

Plenary 4: The Impact of the Nuclear Chain on Health, the Environment, and Security
Moderator
Peter Karamoskos, Medical Association for the Prevention of War (MAPW)

Speakers
1) Dr. Peter Karamoskos, MAPW, Australia [PDF]
"Uranium mining-health and proliferation hazards"

2) Professor Shinji Tokonami, Hirosaki University Radiation Medical Research Institute. "The ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster and public health" [PDF]

3) Dr. Frank Boulton, Medact, UK. "Proliferation dangers with dual purpose nuclear technology" [PPT] and [Abstract of presentation - PDF]

Dinner hosted by Astana Governor and Mayor 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29

Plenary 5: Defining a Political and Diplomatic Process for Nuclear Abolition
Moderator
Vappu Taipale, PSR-Finland

Speakers
1) Ward Wilson, Senior Fellow and Director, Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project [PDF]

2) Dr. Tilman Ruff, IPPNW Co-President [PDF]

3) Xanthe Hall, IPPNW-Germany

Plenary 6:  Multi-media celebration of IPPNW activism
Moderator
Alex Rosen, IPPNW-Germany [PPT]

Closing Ceremony

International Council meeting

Incoming Board meeting

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

Trip to Semey and to Kurchatov city