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Research Dissemination Workshop "Bangkok Airport Study 2006–2009"

Date: July 22, 2010
Venue: Richmond Hotel, Nonthaburi, Thailand

Organized by:
Bureau of Occupational and Environmental Disease, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Co-organized by:
Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: 100

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This workshop is aimed to disseminate the obtained results of the epidemiological study conducted around Dong-Muan Airport and Suvarnabhumi Airport in Thailand to the public including the residents around the airports.
Suvarnabhumi Airport was opened in 2007, and Dong-Muan Airport was closed on the same day except for limited local airlines and military operations. The epidemiological study was conducted around the two airports before and after the opening of the new airport as a follow-up study. In the study, long term memory of the children and general health status of the adults living around the airports were examined statistically.
The number of participants in the workshop is around 100 including stakeholders, i.e. residents around the new airport and staff of Airport of Thailand public company and NGOs. Other participants were mainly from local and national governmental offices.


In the workshop, first came a welcoming speech from Dr. Somkiat Siriruttanapruk, the director of Bureau of Occupational and Environmental Disease, Department of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health. Then, staff of the epidemiological study presented their obtained results.
The workshop was done in Thai language for the participants from various fields. The presentations by Prof. Kozo Hiramatsu, the director of JSPS London office, and Dr. Toshihito Matsui, the representative of the GCOE project were interpreted into Thai language.
After the presentations active questions and answers were taken between the staff of research team and the participants, and the discussions were continued even after the lunch prepared.