Saturday, July 16, 2011

IFEH 12th World Congress on Environmental health

Dear Colleagues,

The Organizers of the 12th World Congress on Environmental Health have a great honour and pleasure of inviting you to take part in this Congress to be held on 21st-27th of May, 2012, in Vilnius, Lithuania.


The Congress will focus on the most relevant issues that reflect the main theme of the Congress – “New Technologies, Healthy Human Being and Environment” including traditional topics and aspects of environmental health, such as health impact and health risk assessment, noise and electromagnetic fields impact, food safety and public education. The Congress will touch as well new challenges to public health - such as information technologies, gene engineering, new epidemics, climate change and other.
Vilnius, the historical capital of Lithuania, dating back to the 14th century, has the most beautiful and the largest old town, awarded with the status of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, with Vilnius University being the oldest one in Eastern Europe. It is rapidly expanding as a modern European capital, so you can experience the harmony of the old and the new Vilnius. For the participants of the Congress this will provide beautiful atmosphere and the mood for work and friendship.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius!

With warm regards,
Viktorija Montviliene
Chairperson
Lithuanian Union of Hygienists and Epidemiologists

ORGANISERS:

International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH)
Lithuanian Union of Hygienists and Epidemiologists (LUHE)

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE:

Viktorija Montviliene, Chair
Audrius Sceponavicius, Ministry of Health
Andrius Kavaliunas, Ministry of Health
Rimantas Stukas, Vilnius University
Romualdas Sabaliauskas, Centre for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Ingrida Zurlyte, Centre for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Albinas Mastauskas, Radiation Protection Centre
Marius Urbonas, State Public Health Service
Vytautas Vaitkus, Ministry of the Interior
Ausra Isariene, State Food and Veterinary Service
Asta Razmiene, Vilnius Public Health Centre
Robertas Petraitis, Vilnius University
Vidmantas Januskevicius, Kaunas University of Medicine
Asta Slepetiene, Klaipeda Public Health Centre
Janina Tamosiuniene, Siauliai Public Health Centre
Viktoras Grincevicius, Panevezys Public Health Centre


MAIN TOPICS

New Technologies and Health:
• Biotechnology
• Nanotechnology
• Laser (optical radiation) Technologies
• Information technologies (IT)
• Gene Engineering

Food Safety, Nutrition and Physical Activity:
• Genetically Modified Food
• Sports and Nutrition
• Overweight and Obesity
• Technologies for Water Pollution Reduction
• Quality of Drinking Water
• Food-borne Communicable Diseases

Environmental Health:
• Health Impact Assessment
• Occupational Health Risk Assessment
• Noise Impact
• Impact of Electromagnetic Fields
• Air Pollution

Public Education, Communication, E-information:
• Prevention of Harmful Habits
• Children Health Promotion
• Health Protection of Elderly People

The Threats in Public Health:
• Climate Change
• Flu Pandemic, New Epidemics (Avian Flu, SARS)
• Chemicals and Biological Substances
• Radiation Safety

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
MONDAY (21 Monday 2012)
IFEH Council Meeting

TUESDAY (22 May 2012)
Registration
Exhibition Opening
Welcome Reception

WEDNESDAY (23 May 2012)
Registration
All day Sessions
Reception

THURSDAY (24 May 2012)
Registration
All day Sessions
Congress Party

FRIDAY (25 May 2012)
Registration
Technical Visits
Workshops

SATURDAY (26 May 2012)
Registration
All day Sessions
Gala Dinner

SUNDAY (27 May 2012)
Closing Sessiion