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June 9, 1999

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Hopkins Biennial Medical Symposium Offers Easy Updates on Medical Progress

Partly a med school alumni reunion and partly a banquet session, the meeting of Hopkins' Medical and Surgical Association every two years is a drawing point for physicians across the country. But more than that, it's a chance to catch up on scientific advances and gain perspective on the latest in medical treatment.

This year's meetings, June 10-12, are open to reporters who want a specific story or who just want to catch up with the basics. Topics include a look into understanding why placebos work, by anesthesiologist Peter Staats; a lecture by noted molecular biologist Leroy Hood on "The Genomic Revolution;" "Human Embryonic Stem Cells: Promises and Problems," by John Gearhart; "New Treatments for Parkinson's Disease," by Stephen Reich, and "Hepatitis C: the Tip of the Iceberg," by Kathleen Schwarz.

Lectures are at various locations on the East Baltimore campus. For more information and/or a listing of all of the talks, call Marjorie Centofanti at 410-955-8725 or e-mail mcentofanti@jhmi.edu.

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