Global Asbestos Congress 2004

GAC2004 Organizing Committee

Chair
Dr. Yoshiomi Temmyo (Chairperson of the Japan Occupational Safety and Health Resource Center (JOSHRC))

Advisors
Dr. Hirotada Hirose (Professor of the Department of Psychology, Tokyo Women' Christian University, Japan)
Dr. Kazutaka Kogi (Research Advisor of the Institute of Science for Labor (ISL), Japan, former Director of the Working Conditions and Environment Department, ILO)
Dr. Takeo Suzuki (former President of the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Japan)
Dr. Yasunosuke Suzuki (Professor of the Department of Community & Preventive Medicine and of the Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, the U.S.A.)

Organizing Committee (Japan)
Mr. Akira Morita (Attorney, Professor of the Kanagawa University Graduate Division, School of Law)
Mr. Hajime Miyamoto (Central Executive Committee Member of the National Federation of Construction Workers' Unions (ZENKENSOREN))
Mr. Katsuyasu Iida (Secretary General of the Tokyo Occupational Safety and Health Center
Ms. Kazuko Furukawa (Japan Association of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related-Diseases Victims and Their Families)
Dr. Kouki Inai (Professor and Chief (Dean), Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Hiroshima University, Chief Secretary of the Japan Asbestos Hazards and Mesothelioma Study Group)
Ms. Mari Christine (Goodwill Ambassador UN-HABITAT, Cross-cultural Communications, TV Personality)
Dr. Mitsuo Ueno (Secretary General of the Association of Occupational Health for Prefectural and Municipal Workers)
Mr. Shigeharu Nakachi (Director of the Environmental Monitoring Laboratory (EML), Chairperson of the Toxic Watch Network (T-Watch))
Ms. Sumiko Oshima (Science Journalist, Assistant Professor of the School of Humanities, Hokusei Gakuen University)
Dr. Takashi Nakano (Chief Professor of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Hyogo College of Medicine)
Dr. Takehiko Murayama (Professor of the Division of Multidisciplinary Studies, School of Science and Engineering, Waseda University)
Ms. Yoko Tomiyama (Chairperson of the Consumers Union of Japan (CUJ))

Secretary General
Mr. Sugio Furuya (Secretary General of the Ban Asbestos Network Japan (BANJAN))

Vice Secretary General
Mr. Takeshi yasuma (Citizens Against Chemicals Pollution)

Secretariat
Mr. Akira Imai (Photographer)
Mr. Fuyushi Nagakura (Chairperson of the Japan Citizen' Network for Wiping Out Asbestos (ASNET))
Ms. Haruko Watanabe (Group "nowhere", Kuwasawa Design School)
Ms. Kazuko Ouchi (Citizens Group "Let's Think About Asbestos !")
Mr. Kazunori Uekusa (Mesothelioma Pneumoconiosis Asbestos Center (MPAC))
Mr. Takashige Nishida (Pneumoconiosis and Asbestos Victims' Relief Fund)
Dr. Yuji Natori (Kameido Himawari Clinic)

International Congress Committee
Dr. Annie Thebaud-Mony (Director of Research, Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale (INSERM), France)
Dr. Barry Castleman (Environmental Consultant, the U.S.A.)
Ms. Fernanda Giannasi (Brazilian Association of Asbestos Victims (ABREA), Brazil)
Ms. Laurie Kazan-Allen (Coordinator of the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the U.K.)
Dr. Dommyung Paek (Professor of Occupational Health Program, Seoul National University, Korea)
Dr. Tushar Kant Joshi (Head and Project Director of the Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health, India)