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University of Iowa News Release

Oct. 22, 2003

UI Holds Nov. 7 Lung Cancer Symposium For Health Care Professionals

The University of Iowa will host a lung cancer symposium from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7 for physicians, nurses and physician assistants who treat patients with lung cancer. The symposium will provide an update on managing and treating the disease. The event will be in Room 2117 of the Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF), Newton Road, on the UI campus. Parking will be available in the Newton Road Parking Ramp across from the facility.

The registration fee is $50 for physicians and $25 for nurses and allied health care professionals. Full-time UI faculty physicians and residents in training, as well as UI medical students, may attend free of charge. UI clinical appointment, retired and emeritus physicians may register for a fee of $25. This activity has been approved for credit toward the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are also available for nurses.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register by calling the Division of Continuing Medical Education at 319-335-8599. Attendees may also register on-site when the conference opens. A conference brochure and registration form are available at http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/cme/pdfs/Lung%20Cancer%20Conference.pdf.

Symposium lectures will help participants discuss new treatment options for patients with lung cancer; explain recent advances in lung cancer therapy and controversial issues in making treatment decisions; describe current state of screening and early detection of lung cancer; and review newer surgical options for patients with thoracic malignancies.

The event is sponsored by University of Iowa Health Care, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine.

The Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is Iowa's only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are recognized as the leaders in developing new approaches to cancer prevention and cancer care, conducting leading edge research and educating the public about cancer.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 5224-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: Becky Soglin, 319 335-6660 becky-soglin@uiowa.edu