CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
283 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF GENETICS AND THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH
EDITORS AND NEWS DIRECTORS -- The University of Iowa will help host
the annual spring meeting of the Great Plains Genetics Society and the
Great Plains Genetics Services Network April 2-4 at the Holiday Inn in
Much of the focus of genetics has been on childhood diseases. This meeting
will pay particular attention to the genetic bases of adult conditions
such as cancer, eye diseases and heart disease. Included in the program
are numerous topics on the ethics of genetic testing and the public health
implications of genetic discoveries.
There will be many opportunities to interview state and national experts
on a variety of topics relating to genetics.
If you would like a copy of the schedule, or assistance in arranging
interviews, please contact Steve Maravetz, UI Office of Health Science
Relations, (319) 335-8033.