SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM Southeast Asia Regional Conference on Groundwater Arsenic: Multi-Disciplinary...

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Thursday, November 2nd




Welcome ceremony

-         A/Prof Doan Ngoc Hai, Director of National Institute of Occupational and environmental health.

-         Prof. Joseph Graziano, University of Columbia, United State

Session 1:  Plenary Session

Co-Chairs of the Session: Joseph Graziano, PhD (USA) and

 Doan Ngoc Hai, MD, PhD, MBA (Vietnam)


Introductory remarks

William Suk, Ph.D,

Director, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)


 Keynote: Lessons Learned from Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India

Peter Ravenscroft, Msc.Hydrogeology, Noted Author, Independent Consultant


 Prenatal Exposures to Groundwater Arsenic in Vietnam

A/Prof. Doan Ngoc Hai, PhD.,

Director General, the National Institute of Occupational and environmental health


Integrated Biogeochemical Studies of Groundwater Arsenic Contamination in the Red River Delta, Vietnam

Benjamin Bostick, Ph.D.

Columbia University


Open Discussion





Session 2:  Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic I

Co-Chairs of the Session:   Prof. Mathuros Ruchiriwat, PhD (Thailand) and

William Suk, PhD (USA)


Overview of Arsenic Exposure and Cancer Risks

Craig Steinmaus, MD, MPH, Associate Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of California Berkeley, School of Public Health and University of California, San Francisco, Occupational and Environmental Medicine


Geospatial Predictions of Heterogeneous Arsenic Groundwater Concentrations and Arsenic Exposures in the Irrawaddy River and China

Lenny Winkel, PhD, Professor of Inorganic Environmental Geochemistry,

Department of Water Resources and Drinking Water, EAWAG (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology), ETH Zürich


The Association of Arsenic Metabolism with Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes:  A Systematic Review of the Epidemiological Evidence

Chin-Chi Kuo, MD, PhD,

Kidney Institute and Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Hospital and College of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan


Quantifying Arsenic Exposure from Groundwater and Irrigated Rice in Cambodia

Kongkea Phan , PhD,

Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology, International University, Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Open Discussion





Session 3:  Student Poster Session

Friday, November 3rd

Session 4:  Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic II

Co-Chairs of the Session: Pham Trang, PhD (Vietnam), Ben Bostick, PhD (USA)

9:00 -9:45

 Diverse health impacts of arsenic at lower levels, and new sources of exposure.


Margaret Karagas, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

9:45 -10:30

Study on the Effect of Arsenic Exposure on Mental Health in children in Hanam

Nguyen Thu Ha, MD., PhD.

The National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health

10:30 -11:15

 Consequences of Exposure to Inorganic Arsenic on Children’s Neuropsychological Development in Bangladesh and the United States

Joseph Graziano, PhD,

Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and Pharmacology, Director of the Columbia University Superfund Research Program

11:15 -12:00

Chromosomal Aberrations in Infants Exposed to Prenatal Arsenic in Ha Nam

A/Prof.Tran Van Khoa, MD., PhD

Military Medical University










Session 5:  Health Effects and Geochemistry of Arsenic III

Co-Chairs of the Session: Peter Ravenscroft, PhD (United Kingdom) and

 Danielle Carlin, PhD (USA)

13:30 -14:15

Nutritional Influences on Arsenic Metabolism and Elimination


A/Professor Mary Gamble, PhD,  Environmental Health Sciences, Columbia University

14:15 -15:00

Sediment Age and Reactivity as an Indicator of Arsenic Contamination in the Red River, Vietnam

Pham Hung Viet, PhD

Director, Research Centre for Environmental Technology and Sustainable Development

15:00 -15:30

Environmental and Health Risk Assessment of Arsenic in a Wastewater-Fed Fish Pond in Hoang Mai, Hanoi, Vietnam

Le Thai Ha, MSc.

The National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health

15:30 -16:15

Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater and Removal by Low Cost Absorbents:  A Case Study in Ha Noi City, Viet Nam

Prof. Nguyen Thi Ha

University of Science


Panel Discussion:  Lessons Learned that Might Facilitate a Reduction in Arsenic Exposure in Southeast Asia

DiscussantsPeter Ravenscroft, PhD, Ben Bostick, PhD, Craig Steinmaus, MD, MPH, Pham Trang PhD, Danielle Carlin, PhD, Kongkea Phan, PhD, QuaziQuamruzzam, MD.

16:45 -17:00

Closing Remarks

William Suk, PhD, Director, Superfund Research Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)