«The World Health Organisation (WHO) is failing in its duty to protect those populations who are victims of radioactive contamination.»


Entrance free

Saturday 12 May 2012


Ecumenical Centre

150 Route de Ferney

Geneva (Switzerland)


Sunday 13 May 2012


Scientists and citizens discuss

Joint action, now and in the future

Salle Gandhi, Maison des Associations

15 rue des Savoises, Geneva


Programme, 12 May 2012

Saturday morning

8.30 Welcome

9.00 Presentation.

Chair : Marc Molitor

Rémy Pagani. Councillor, City of Geneva

Opening address

Paul Roullaud. (France) Representative, IndependentWHO

Why organize a scientific and citizen forum?

Roland Desbordes. (France) President, CRIIRAD

Citizen information: taking responsibility

Paul Lannoye. (Belgium) Scientist, Member of the European Parliament

Why have the risks of exposure to radioactivity always been underestimated?


9.50 Overview of the radiocontamination in Japan and the health consequences of Chernobyl.

Chair : André Larivière

Alexei Yablokov. (Russia) Environmental scientist, adviser, Academy of Sciences.

The diversity of biomedical consequences of Chernobyl.

Shinzo Kimura. (Japan) Professor, University of Hokkaido, specialist in radioprotection.

Extent of contamination and first clinical symptoms following the Fukushima catastrophe.

Eisuke Matsui. (Japan) Director, Institute of Environmental Medicine of Gifu, specialist in respiratory illness.

Research and activities of scientists and citizens in Japan who are concerned about low dose internal radiation exposures.


11.25 Radioprotection against internal contamination.

Chair : Wladimir Tchertkoff

Galina Bandajevskaia. (Belarus) Pediatrician, cardiologist.

The state of children’s health in Belarus following the Chernobyl accident.

Alexei Nesterenko. (Belarus) Director, Belrad Institute

The concept of radioprotection of the local population; the radio-ecological atlas; human beings and ionizing radiation.

 Vladimir Babenko. (Belarus) Assistant Director, Belrad Institute

From Chernobyl to Fukushima: a practical guide to radioprotection.

Programme, 12 May 2012

Saturday afternoon


14.00 Management of the catastrophe by the authorities and its effects on society.

Chair : Eric Peytremann

Sophie Fauconnier. (France) General Practitioner.

Health impact of the Chernobyl accident in Corsica: an independent epidemiological study finally established.

Paul Jobin. (France) Associate Professor, University of Paris-Diderot

Fukushima: “radiation management “ and epidemiological dissidence in the nuclear establishment.

Kolin Kobayashi. (Japan) Journalist, correspondent, DaysJapan

Nuclear energy in Japan and the anti-nuclear movement from Hiroshima to Fukushima.


15.20 Civil society: Following Chernobyl and Fukushima, NGOs, individual citizens, politicians, health professionals and independent scientists take action.

Chair : Marc Molitor

Youri Bandajevsky. (Belarus) Anatomopathologist, President, Centre for Analysis and Coordination “Ecology and Health”

From the syndrome of chronic incorporation of long living radionuclides to the creation of programmes and radioprotection policies for populations: an integrated model).

Aya Marumori and Waturu Iwata. (Japan) , Independent Laboratory (CRMS) of Fukushima

Independent initiatives and activities following Fukushima

Michèle Rivasi. (France) Member, European Parliament, co-founder, CRIIRAD

What is Europe doing in the area of radioprotection?

Miwa Chiwaki. (Japan) Representative, Association of Mothers from Fukushima

Our struggle for survival continues.

Chris Busby. (United Kingdom) Chemist/chemical physicist, Secretary ECRR

Small area cancer epidemiology for the citizen: some approaches.

Michel Fernex. (Switzerland) Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Medicine, Basel, former consultant, WHO

Fukushima: Precious time has been lost.


Sunday 13 May 2012


Scientists and citizens discuss

Joint action, now and in the future

Salle Gandhi, Maison des Associations

15 rue des Savoises, Geneva

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