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WRITER: MEGAN HAYDEN
CONTACT: DAVE PEDERSEN
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Iowa City IA 52242
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e-mail: david-pedersen@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI symposium to address arthritis and related disorders

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The department of internal medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine will host the 8th Annual Iowa Rheumatology Symposium Thursday April 10.

"The symposium will discuss current topics on the causes, diagnosis and treatments of arthritis and related disorders," says Dr. Kenneth Saag, UI assistant professor of internal medicine and symposium director. Topics will include rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, joint replacement surgeries, chronic pain syndromes and the immune system as it relates to arthritis.

The symposium is open to physicians, nurses and other health care professionals. For registration fees and other information, call (319) 335-8598.

4/8/97