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05/02/08

Iranian Physicians Touring The United States To Promote Diplomacy

 

Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII) have launched an Iranian Physicians Tour in US to communicate medical expertise and promote diplomacy with Iran. 

 

Two prominent Iranian physicians, Dr. Shahriar Khateri and Dr. Mohammad Reza Soroush, and two Iranian patients are in the United States to communicate the medical consequences of chemical warfare. Touring through Cambridge, Boston, New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Dr. Khateri and Dr. Soroush will share their expertise, gained through two decades of work with chemical weapons survivors of the Iran-Iraq war.  These two doctors started a non-governmental organization in Tehran, Iran called the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support.  They have conducted extensive research on best practices and new procedures to address the injuries inflicted by chemical weapons.  In addition, they have reached out to several nations to promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts through education on the horrors of chemical weapon use and by hosting numerous international visitors in Tehran. 

 

To better understand the health effects of war and chemical weapons, a public exhibition is being held to coincide with the Physician Tour in Cambridge, New York City, Los Angeles and Washington, DC.  Much of the material to be exhibited is from the Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support.  The host organizations creating the tour, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) and the Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran, will contribute information on the health effects of war and sanctions as well as offering information on political alternatives to war as part of the exhibit.

 

Physicians for Social Responsibility, guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, works to protect human life from the gravest threats to health and survival.  The following link, War is Not the Answer: The Medical and Public Health Consequences of Attacking Iran, will direct you to PSR's report on Iran.

 

 

 

Iranian Physicians Tour Schedule

 

Greater Boston Area April 27- April 30

 

Sunday April 27

 

Time: 7-9pm

 

Place: Christ Church Cambridge of Cambridge

Zero Garden Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

 

Event information: This is a public talk entitled, "Iranian Chemical Weapons Victims Story."

 

 

Monday April 28

 

Time: 7am-9pm

 

Place: Democracy Center

45 Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, MA, 02138

 

Event information: This is a public exhibition open all day, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."

 

 

Time: 7-9pm

 

Place: Harvard Medical Center

260 Longwood Avenue, Boston

 

Event information: This event is not open to the public, it is open to attendees with a Harvard ID, and approximately 50 people will attend. The title of the talk is, "The Health Effects of Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."  There will be a reception with food afterwards.

 

Tuesday April 29

 

Time: 7am-2pm

 

Place: Democracy Center

45 Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, MA, 02138

 

Event information: This is a public exhibition open until 2pm, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."

 

 

Time: 4-5:30pm

 

Place: Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Seton Auditorium

736 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02135

 

Event information: This is a public talk entitled, "Acute and long-term health and environmental impacts of chemical gas attacks during the Iran-Iraq War."

The talk will be from 4 to 5, with question and answer period from 5-5:30pm.

 

Wednesday April 30-Travel to Hampshire

 

Time: 6-8pm

 

Place: East lecture Hall, Franklin Paterson Hall of Amherst Massachusetts, Hampshire College. Hampshire College: Hampshire College 893 West Street Amherst, MA 01002

 

Event information: This is a public talk. It is titled, "Human cost of War: Focus on Iran"

 

 

New York City

 

Thursday May 1

Time: 4-6pm

 

Place: All Souls Unitarian Church of NY City

1157 Lexington Ave between 79th & 80th

 

Event information: This is a press event.

 

 

Time: 7-830pm

 

Place: All Souls Unitarian Church of NY City

1157 Lexington Ave between 79th & 80th

 

Event information: This is a public talk, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."

 

 

Los Angeles, CA May 4-5

Sunday May 4

 

Time: 4:30-8pm

 

Place: The Iranian Muslim Association of North America
3376 Motor Ave. Los Angeles California 90034

 

Event information: This will be a public talk from 4:30-6pm, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."

 

There will be an exhibition open to the public after the talk from 6-8pm, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."

 

Monday May 5

 

Time: 12-1pm

 

Place: UCLA Center for Health Sciences

CHS 13-105

10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 

Event information: This will be a talk for the UCLA medical community, entitled, "Ongoing Treatment of Chemical Weapon Victims in Iran." The talk will be about 30 minutes and then 30 minutes will be open for a question and answer period.

 

 

Time: 2-8pm

 

Place: UCLA Medical Center

Royce Hall, Room 362

10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095

 

Event information: This will be a press event from 2:30-3:30pm. An exhibition open to the public from 4-6pm, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."

A public talk from 6-8pm, entitled, "Health System in Iran."

 

Tuesday May 6-Travel to DC

 

 

Washington DC May 7-May 9

 

Wednesday May 7

 

Time: 8-9:00am

 

Place: George Washington University Hospital, Hospital Auditorium

900 23rd Street NW, Washington D.C. 20037

 Metro: Foggy Bottom

 

Event information: This is not a public event. It is Surgical Grand Rounds, hosted by Department of Surgery, George Washinton University. The topic is the, "acute and chronic health effects of chemical weapons: lessons learned from the Iranian survivors."

Speakers: Dr. Shahriar Khateri and Dr. Mohammad Soroush

 

 

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm

 

Place: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

900 23rd Street NW, Washington D.C. 20037

Metro: Foggy Bottom

 

Event information: This is not a public event. It is open to attendees with George Washington University ID card. This is an exhibition, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran." The visiting Iranian physicians and two chemical weapon survivors will interact with the student body, especially those studying public health and medicine, to explain the exhibition and the impact of war on public health systems. 

 

Thursday May 8

 

Time:  9:30am-11:30am, Public Talk

 

Place: Global Green USA
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2002

Metro: Dupont Circle, Southside Exit

 

Event information: This is a public talk, Dr. Paul Walker of Global Green and Iranian guest, Dr. Shahriar Khateri will speak and answer questions. The title of this event is, "Chemical Weapons Abolition: Lessons from The Hague and Iran."

 

 

Time: 12-1:00pm

 

Place: George Washington University Hospital, Hospital Auditorium

900 23rd Street NW, Washington D.C. 20037

 Metro: Foggy Bottom

 

Event information: This is not a public event. It is Medical Grand Rounds, hosted by Department of Medicine, George Washington University. Title is, "The acute and chronic health and environmental impacts of chemical weapons."

 

Speakers: Dr. Shahriar Khateri and Dr. Mohammad Soroush

 

 

 

Friday May 9,

Public Talk and Exhibition

Press Event

 

Time: 10-4pm

 

Place: Marvin Center, Room: 302

George Washington University

800 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20052  

Metro: Foggy Bottom

 

Event information: There will be a press event from 10-11:00am.

A public talk from 11am-12:30pm, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran." Speakers: Dr. Shahriar Khateri and Dr. Mohammad Soroush

 

An exhibition open to public viewing from 12:30-4:00pm, entitled, "The Human Cost of War and Chemical Weapons: Focus on Iran."

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