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Release: Oct. 5, 2000

I-CASH to mark 10 years promoting ag safety, health at annual fall meeting

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (I-CASH) will hold its annual fall meeting, a 10-year anniversary celebration, Nov. 9-10 at the Sheraton Iowa City, 210 South Dubuque St. in Iowa City. Sessions will run from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov.9 and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10.

The meeting gives individuals and organizations working on farm health and safety issues the opportunity to exchange information about their programs, research and activities with others working or interested in agricultural health and safety.

Topics to be discussed include environmental control and confinement of livestock, surveillance and interventions.

University of Iowa President Mary Sue Coleman will deliver the welcome address at the meeting.

In addition, there will be eight presentations about ongoing farm and safety programs being conducted around the state. Evening activities will include a reception and banquet.

The event is free and open to the public, but participants must register by Oct. 16 to attend. To access on-line registration forms, go to www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icash. For more information, contact Brenda Countryman at I-CASH at (319) 335-4438 or via e-mail at brenda-countryman@uiowa.edu.

I-CASH is a partnership including the UI, Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Its mission is to reduce illness and injuries among Iowa's agricultural population.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.