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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 1998

Law-Medicine Expert to Speak
on Genetic Cloning, January 28

DAYTON, OHIO -- One of the nation's leading authorities on legal issues in medicine comes to Dayton on Wednesday, January 28. George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H., the influential law-medicine columnist for the New England Journal of Medicine, will speak at three events that are free and open to the public.

Annas will speak about "Genetic Privacy" from noon-1:00 p.m. at medical grand rounds in the Berry Pavilion, Wyoming Level classroom 4, at Miami Valley Hospital. From 3:00-5:00 p.m. Annas will be a featured panelist at the 8th annual Law-Medicine Symposium in the Mathias Heck Courtroom, Keller Hall, at the University of Dayton School of Law. The topic of this year's symposium is "Conflicts of Interest in Medicine Today: The Legal Impact of a Changing Health Care System."

Annas will give an evening lecture in the same location at the UD School of Law at 7:30 p.m. His final topic is "Frankenstein's Monster or Just a Doll(y): Do We Really Need New Laws to Protect People Exposed to Predisposition Genetic Screening and Testing?" All three events are co-sponsored by the University of Dayton School of Law and Wright State University School of Medicine.

Pre-registration for the Law-Medicine Symposium is encouraged. To pre-register or for more information, contact Wright State's Office of Geriatric Medicine at 937/775-3392.

George Annas is the Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair of the Health Law Department of Boston University School of Public Health. He is also a professor in the Boston University School of Medicine and School of Law. He is the founder of the Law, Medicine and Ethics Program at Boston University, and the cofounder of Global Lawyers and Physicians, a transnational professional association of lawyers and physicians working together to promote human rights and health. Since 1991 Annas has written a regular feature on "Legal Issues in Medicine" for the New England Journal of Medicine.