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University of Iowa Media Advisory

Oct. 6, 2005

MEDIA ADVISORY: Second Annual Ponseti Clubfoot Races

WHAT: Second Annual Ponseti Clubfoot Races Event

WHEN: October 7-8, 2005

WHO: Ignacio Ponseti, M.D., his colleagues and supporters, patients and their families

WHERE: University of Iowa campus

WHY: To honor Ponseti, UI professor emeritus of orthopaedics and the developer of the "Ponseti method," a non-surgical approach to correcting congenital clubfoot disorders.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Friday, Oct. 7

-- 8:50 a.m.: Stan James, M.D., previews Ponseti Clubfoot Races in the Larson Conference Room, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Lower Level, John Pappajohn Pavilion.

-- 9 a.m.: Jody Buckwalter, M.D., professor and head of the UI Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, names marathon runner Alberto Salazar honorary chairman of the Second Annual Ponseti Clubfoot Races in the Larson Conference Room.

-- 10 a.m.: Demonstration of the "Ponseti method" with patients in the Larson Conference Room.

Saturday, Oct. 8

-- 1 p.m.: Ponseti Clubfoot Races in the UI Recreation Building

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STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945, thomas-moore@uiowa.edu.