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Feb 06 2009

Conference Programme

Program for the Asian Asbestos Conference 2009


Venue – Regal Riverside Hotel, Shatin, Hong Kong

Date – 26-27 April, 2009

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25th April, 2009
15:00- 18:00
18:00- 19:00 

 

 

 

Preparatory meeting for grass-roots delegates
Venue: Bauhinia Room, 3
rd FloorIntroduction for participants
Venue: Riverside Ballroom, 1st Floor

Moderator- Suki Chung, Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC)

Message from Japanese asbestos victims & families – Dr. Yoshiomi Temmyo
Photographic exhibition: India’s Asbestos Time Bomb
Premiere of India’s Asbestos Time Bomb Film
Presentation of Award by Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), USA – Linda Reinstein, ADAO Executive Director and Co-Founder

Welcome dinner for delegates
Indonesian Cultural Performance

26th April, 2009

Morning Session

Venue: The Forum, 1st Floor


09:00- 10:10

Welcome Session
(5 minutes only for each speaker)
Moderator- Omana George, Asia Monitor Resource Centre (AMRC)Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Union – Lee Cheuk-yan
Asia Monitor Resource Centre – Sanjiv Pandita
Association for the Rights of Industrial Accident Victims – Chan Kam-hong
International Ban Asbestos Secretariat – Laurie Kazan-Allen
Building and Woodworkers International – Fiona Murie
International Commission on Occupational Health – Dr. Kazutaka KogiSpecial addressWorld Health Organization – Dr. Hisashi Ogawa

International Labour Organization – Dr. Tsuyoshi Kawakami

 


Victim Speaks out from Hong Kong

10:10-11:10

 

10:10-10:25

 

 

10:25-10:40

10:40- 11:00

11:00-11:15

 


Plenary Session 1
Asia’s Asbestos Time Bomb
Moderator: Elizabeth TangGlobal Asbestos Panorama 2009 - Laurie Kazan-Allen, Coordinator, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), UKAsbestos Diseases – A Global Ecological Perspective - Professor Ken Takahashi, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, JapanKEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Current Situation of Asbestos-Related Problems in China - Professor Xiaorong Wang, Dept. of Community & Family Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Discussion

10:10-10:40 Press ConferenceThis will take place simultaneously with Plenary Session 1 but in a separate room.
11:15-11:30 Tea Break
11:30-13:1511:30-11:45

11:45-12:00

 

12:00-12:15

12:15-12:30

 

12:30-12:45

12:45-13:00

 

 

13:00-13:15

Plenary Session 2- Tackling the Hazardous Aftermath of Asia’s Asbestos Consumption
Moderator- Madhumita Dutta, Corporate Accountability Desk – The Other Media, IndiaILO Campaign to End Asbestos-Related Disease – Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Senior Specialist on Occupational Safety and Health, ILO Sub regional Office for East Asia, BangkokTowards Elimination of Asbestos-related Diseases: WHO Approach – Hisashi Ogawa, WHO Regional Office for the Western PacificAsbestos Victims’ Campaigns in Asia - Sugio Furuya, Ban Asbestos Network, Japan (BANJAN), Japan

Global Mobilization of Trade Union Action on Asbestos – Fiona Murie, Director of Health & Safety, Building and Woodworkers International (BWI), Switzerland

A New Australia-Asia Asbestos Research Cooperative to Help Victims of Asbestos Disease – Professor Bruce Robinson, National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD), Australia

Transnational Claims: How U.S. Developments Affect Asian Asbestos Victims – Steven Kazan, Kazan, McClain, USA

Discussion

 

13:15 – 14:15 Lunch
Venue: Tai Po Room, 2nd Floor
Afternoon Session
14:15 – 16:1514:15-14:25

14:25-14:45

14:45-14:57

14:57-15:09

15:09-15:21

15:21-15:33

15:33-16:15


Workshop 1
The Basic Facts about Asbestos
Venue: The Forum, 1st FloorModerator: Apolinar Tolentino, Jr. Regional OSH Officer, Building and Woodworkers International (BWI ) Asia PacificWelcome- Apolinar Tolentino, Jr. 

Introduction to Asbestos – Fiona Murie, Director of Health & Safety, Building and Woodworkers International (BWI), Switzerland

Dust Prevention for Carpenters: Grassroots Activity on a Construction Site in Tokyo – Katsuyuki Iida, Tokyo OSH Center, Japan

CAW Asbestos Action – Sari Sairanen, National Health and Safety Director, Canadian Autoworkers Union, Canada

CFMEU Training on Asbestos Hazards, Agreements ,Campaigning- Pat Preston, CFMEW, Australia

Challenges of Retired Asbestos Workers -Mr. Hiroyuki Kawamoto, Kanagawa OSH Centre, Japan

Open Forum

 

14:15 – 16:15

 

14:15- 14:25

14:25-14:40

14:40-14:55

14:55- 15:10

15:10-15:25
15:25-15:40
15:40-15:55

15:55-16:15

Workshop 2Medical Session
Venue: Tai Po Room, Suite 1, 2nd Floor
Moderators: Professors Domyung Paek & Naomi Hisanaga
Introduction – Prof. Domyung Paek, Seoul National UniversityPathological Diagnosis of Asbestos-Related Diseases – Professor Koukhi Inai, Hiroshima University, JapanAsbestosis among Ex-asbestos Workers of a Mumbai Asbestos Factory: A Prevalence Study- Dr Archana Kakade, Occupational Health Consultant (OHSC), Mumbai, IndiaEnvironmental Fallout from Asbestos Pollution in Korea – Asbestosis Epidemics from Neighborhood Exposure in Chungnam Provinces, Korea – Dr Yeon-Soon Ahn, Department of Occupational Medicine, Dongguk College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea

Asbestos-related lung cancer in Japanese construction workers – Professor Naomi Hisanaga, Aichi University of Education, Japan


The Latest Data on Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Treatment
– Professor Bruce Robinson, National Centre for Asbestos Related Diseases (NCARD), Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth, Australia

Case Study: Asbestosis in the Aftermath of Cyclone Tracy – Dr. Gregory Deleuil, Medical Advisor to the Asbestos Diseases Society of Australia, Perth, Australia

Discussion

14:15 – 16:15
Break-Out Session 1 - Potential Asian Claims on U.S. Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
Venue: Tai Po Room, Suite 2, 2nd Floor
Moderator- Steven Kazan, Kazan, McClain, USA
16:15 – 16:30 Tea Break
16:30- 18:45

Break-Out Session 2 - Building the Ban Asbestos Asian Network
Venue: The Forum, 1st Floor
Moderator- Choi Yeyong, Ban Asbestos Korea (BANKO), Korea
16:30- 18:45

16:30-16:45

16:45-17:00

17:00-17:15

 

 

17:15-17:30

 

 

 

17:30-17:45

17:45-18:00

18:00-18:15

 

 

 

18:15-18:45

Workshop 3 – Practical Considerations for Minimizing the Asbestos Hazard
Tai Po Room, Suite 1, 2nd Floor
Moderators – Andy Oberta, The Environmental Consultancy, USA/ Dave Hodgkin, Environmental Housing & Emergency Shelter Consultant, Benchmark Consulting, Indonesia
Case Study: Post-disaster Recovery and the Problem of Asbestos – Dave Hodgkin, Environmental Housing & Emergency Shelter Consultant, Benchmark Consulting, Indonesia
Case Study: ESB Experience of Remediating Asbestos Contaminated Land – Patrick J. Colman, The Irish Electricity Supply Board, Ireland
A Holistic Approach to Managing Asbestos Hazards – Andy Oberta, The Environmental Consultancy, USA
“The Art of Applying Science to Asbestos Abatement:” A Moral Obligation to Minimize Exposure While Maintaining Costs – Vincent J. Brennan, University of Vermont, USAAsbestos Removal in a Subway Station During Operation – Heinz Kropiunik, AETAS Ziviltechniker GmbH, Austria
Development of Asbestos-free Roofing Materials in China – Dr. Lin Zhen, Elkem Materials, Beijing, China
Technology and Equipment for Production of Non-asbestos Corrugated Cement Sheets in Vietnam – Nguyen Dinh Kien, Institute of Mechanics, Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology, VietnamDiscussion
18:45 End of Day 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27th April, 2009

Morning Session
Venue: The Forum, 1st Floor

9:00-11:15

 

9:00- 9:10

9:10-9:20

 

 

9:20-9:30

9:30-9:40

9:40-9:50

 

 

9:50-10:00

10:00-10:10

10:10-10:20

 

10:20-11:15


Plenary Session 3 – Country Reports

Moderator – Apo Leong, Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Hong KongIndia – Madhumita Dutta, Corporate Accountability – The Other Media, IndiaBangladesh- Saki Rizwana, Chairperson, Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, BangladeshSri Lanka – Dr. Hemantha Wickramatillake, Director General, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Labour Relations, Sri Lanka


Philippines
– Gerard Seno, National Vice President, Associated Labour Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP), BWI, Philippines
Pakistan – Dr. Noor Jehan , Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Peshawar, Pakistan

 

Indonesia – Muthamad Darisman, Sedane Labour Resource Centre, Indonesia
Hong Kong – Trevor Sun, Workers’ Health Centre, Hong Kong
Malaysia – Mr Matdiah Mohd, Malaysian Trades Union Congress, Malaysia

Discussion

11:15-11:30 Tea Break
11:30-13:00

 

11:30-11:45

 

 

 

11:45-11:57

 

 

11.57-12:12

 

12:12-12:24

12:24-12:36

12:36-13:00

Plenary Session 4 – Meeting the Needs of Asbestos Victims
Moderator: Sugio Furuya, BANJAN, JapanCompensation for Asbestos Disease in New South Wales, Australia- Judge John L. O’Meally, President, Dust Diseases Tribunal of New South Wales, AustraliaJapan Association of Mesothelioma, Asbestos-Related Disease Victims and Their Families – Ms. Kazumi YoshizakiBan Asbestos Network Korea – Mr. Park Young-Koo , BANKO

Hong Kong Victim

Asbestos in Talc baby powder – social awakening experience of Korea
– Dr Yeon-Soon Ahn, Department of Occupational Medicine, Dongguk College of Medicine, Goyang, Korea

Discussion

13:00-14:00 Lunch
Venue: Riverside Ballroom, 1st Floor
Afternoon Session

14:00-15:30
14:00-14:1514:15-14:45

14:45-15:00

15:00-15:15

15:15-15:30


Workshop 4 – International Transfer of Asbestos Industry to Asian Locations
Venue: The Forum, 1
st Floor
Moderator – Barry Castleman, Environmental Consultant, USA
Case Report of the International Trade of the Asbestos Industry in Asia – Professor Takehiko Murayama, Waseda University, JapanJoint Case Study: Exposure Survey of Nichias Textile Factories in Japan, Korea and Indonesia - Dr Dong-Mug Kang, Pusan University, Korea, Dr. Zulmiar Yanri, Indonesia , Choi Yeyong, BANKO, Korea
Asbestos Claims against an Australian Multinational – The James Hardie Experience – Ms. Maria McGarvie, Slater & Gordon, Australia

Brazilian Asbestos Exports to Asia – Fernanda Giannasi, Coordinator of the Virtual Citizen Network for the Ban of Asbestos in Latin America and Founding Member of ABREA, Brazil

Discussion

 

15:30- 16:00 Tea Break

14:00-15:30
14:00- 14:15
14:15-14:3014:30-14:45

14:45-15:00

15:00-15:30


Workshop 5 – Shipyards, Ship Breaking Industry and Railways
Tai Po Room, Suite 1, 2nd Floor
Moderator- Paul Bastian, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, affiliated with the International Metalworkers Federation (IMF)Organizing Migrant Ship breaking workers in India – An unique experience- Sudershan Rao Sarde, Director IMF, South Asian Regional Office, India 

Case Study Report of Malignant Mesothelioma Caused by Occupational Exposure to Asbestos in Taiwan Shipyards – Chang Jung-Lung, Taiwan Association for Victims of Occupational Injuries (TAVOI), Taiwan

 

Shipbuilding-mesothelioma in Europe and in Asia – Dr. Claudio Bianchi, Center for the Study of Environmental Cancer, Italian League Against Cancer, Monfalcone, Italy

 

Asbestos in Rail Vehicles – A Case Study in How Not to Scrap Asbestos-Contaminated Rail Vehicles – Heinz Kropiunik, aetas Ziviltechniker GmbH, Austria

Discussion

 

15:30-15:45 Tea Break

15:45 – 17:4515:45-16:0016:00-16:1516:15-16:30

16:30-16:45

16:45-17:00

17:00-17:15

 

17:15-17:45


Plenary Session 5 – Building the Global Ban Asbestos Network
Venue: The Forum, 1
st Floor
Moderator – Laurie Kazan-Allen, Coordinator, International Ban Asbestos Secretariat, UKSocial Movements in South America- Fernanda Giannasi, Coordinator of the Virtual Citizen Network for the Ban of Asbestos in Latin America and Founding Member of ABREA, BrazilMobilisation of European Action on Asbestos – Dr. Annie Thebaud-Mony, Director of Research, National Institute of Health and Medical Research, France

 

Ban Asbestos Mobilisation in Korea - Choi Yeyong, Ban Asbestos Network of Korea (BANKO), Korea

 

Building a Grassroots Asbestos Victims’ Organization in North America – Linda Reinstein, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Asbestos Diseases Awareness Organization, USA

 

Grassroots Strengthening and Building of Grassroots Agencies in Asia – Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Hong Kong

 

International Protocols, Rotterdam Convention, World Bank – Dr. Barry Castleman, Environmental Consultant, USA
Open Forum

 

17:45- 18:45
Plenary Session 6 – Going Forward: Consolidation and Closing Session
Moderator: Sanjiv Pandita, Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Declaration – Elizabeth Tang, Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, Hong Kong
Launch of Asian Ban Asbestos Network (A-BAN)Awards Ceremony – Presentation of IBAS Grassroots Bursaries: by Laurie Kazan-Allen and Chan Kam-hong
Presentation of The Henri Pezerat Memorial Award 2009 – Dr. Annie Thebaud-MonyClosing Speech- Apo Leong, Asia Monitor Resource Centre, Hong Kong 
28th April, 2009

Morning Session

10:00 International Workers’ Memorial Day, Chater Garden, Central, Hong Kong Island

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