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Jan. 8, 2009

At A Glance

Davenport Mini Medical School examines heart valve disease Jan. 28

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host a Mini Medical School program, "Valvular Disease and Minimally Invasive Surgery," from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center, located at 5202 Brady St. in Davenport.

UI medical faculty will discuss heart valve function, diagnosis of valvular disease, and treatments such as cardiac catheterization techniques and minimally invasive surgery. James Rossen, M.D., director of the Adult Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at the UI and the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Robert Saeid Farivar, M.D., Ph.D., director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery at the UI, will lead the session.

The Mini Medical School program is free, but registration is required by Jan. 23. For more information or to register, visit or call toll-free 877-MED-IOWA (877-633-4692).


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