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Plenary Speakers

Friday, August 30

Dr. Teruhiko KIDO

Title: Dioxin and health effects in Vietnamese

Dr. Teruhiko KIDO is currently Professor of Kanazawa University, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Japan. He was the former Vice Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences. His major is Environmental Health and he has been researching the chronic cadmium poisoning to human health in general environment over three decades. Current special fields are “dioxin exposure and human health effects in Vietnam” since 2001. He is a member of the board of directors for the Japanese Society for Hygiene. “The new project on improvement of the growth retardation for the low weight Infants at the severely polluted areas by herbicides/dioxins in Vietnam” has been ongoing since this April under Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Dr. Nguyen HUNG MINH

Title: Dioxin and health effects in Vietnamese

Dr. Nguyen HUNG MINH is currently senior researcher and head of Department for Environmental analysis and Dioxin in Northern Center for Environmental Monitoring (NCEM) which belongs to Vietnam Environment Administration (VEA). Dr. Nguyen Hung Minh has been working on the research and overcoming consequences of Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam for almost fifteen years. His research topics also cover the environmental pollution and human health impacts of other persistent organic pollutants such as PCBs, PBDEs and PCDD/PCDFs which emitted from industrial activities. Dr. Nguyen Hung Minh has published a number of research on such topics in international peer reviewed journals.