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ITU Forum on "EMF - What does it really mean?"
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 4 September 2014


4 September 2014

​08:15 - 09:00Registration
​09:00 - 09:15​Opening ceremony
​09:15 - 09:30Photo session
09:30 - 10:45Keynote speech

Questions and Answers

​10:45 - 11:00Coffee break
​11:00 - 11:30   Keynote speech

Questions and Answers         

​​​11:30 - 13:00Session 1: The other side of ICT convergence - EMF exposure and issues

The proliferation of radiocommunication stations in urban and rural environments has raised public concerns regarding human exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). This session will address the importance of developing policies and standards for EMF management and thus, the need for international coordination in this area.

Moderator: Héctor Mario Carril, Chairman of ITU-T Study Group 5 Regional Group for the Americas (SG5 RG- AMR) ​   
​13:00 - 14:00​Lunch break
​14:00 - 14:30Questions & Answers- Session 1
​14:30 - 16:00 Session 2: Issues related to EMF and the potential role of standards and policies in EMF management - Follow up actions for the country

There is much public concern about the issues surrounding the effects of electromagnetic fields on health. This session will act as a platform of discussion presenting some experiences from other Latin American countries and will identify some possible follow up actions to be undertaken in the Dominican Republic.

Moderator: Miguel Alcaine, Head of Area Office, Honduras, ITU  

Questions and Answers

​16:00 - 16:15Coffee break
​16:15 - 16:30 ​Wrap-up and closing remarks