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May 2003     noon - 1 pm

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Wednesday, May 7
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Ethics Grand Rounds

Should Surrogates Be Informed of Patients' HIV Test Results?
Rebecca Dresser, J.D., Daniel Noyes Kirby Professor of Law and Professor of Ethics in Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, Discussant

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Lecture will be held in Lipsett Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 14
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers

Heartache and Heartbreak: Important Interactions of Depression and Cardiovascular Disease
Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine

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Lecture will be held in Lipsett Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 21
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Treatment of Refractory Cancer Pain with Intrathecal Drugs: Implications for Sustained Pain Control, Relief of Drug Side Effects, and Possibly Improved Survival

Thomas Smith, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Health Administration and Chair of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care, Massey Cancer Center, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Molecular Neurosurgery for Treating Severe, Refractory Pain

Andrew Mannes, M.D., Staff Clinician, Pain and Palliative Care Service, CC and Department of Anesthesia and Surgical Services, NIDCR

Lecture will be held in Lipsett Amphitheater

Wednesday, May 28
12 noon - 1 p.m.

The Clinical Spectrum Caused by Defects in Initiation of Protein Translation

Raphael Schiffmann, M.D., Staff Clinician and Acting Chief, Clinical Investigations Section, Developmental and Metabolic Neurology Branch, NINDS

A Dynamic Picture of the Tumor Microenvironment

Francesco Marincola, M.D., Director, Immunogenetics Program, Department of Transfusion Medicine, CC

Lecture will be held in Lipsett Amphitheater

Past Rounds

All healthcare professionals are invited to CC Grand Rounds. Participants will be provided state-of-the-art research on the latest scientific advances in the field of biomedical research. This activity is for all interested physicians, clinicians, and allied health professionals. Lectures will be held in the Lipsett Amphitheater, First Floor, Clinic Building (ACRF), Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD. Parking is very limited on the NIH campus, but Medical Center Station on the Red line is within a 10-minute walk of the Clinical Center.

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If you must drive, please park in the overflow lot. This is Mid-Pike Plaza, located north of NIH at Montrose Rd. and Rockville Pike. This lot is served by shuttle buses, which run to the Clinical Center every 20 minutes. Parking in the P-3 level of the ACRF garage is intended for patients, their visitors, and staff members with handicap-parking stickers.

The National Institutes of Health/Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (NIH/FAES) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The NIH/FAES designates this educational activity for 1 credit per session up to a maximum of 48 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities: If you require special accommodations to participate, please provide information about your requirements to Clinical Center Communications at 301-496-2563 at least five business days in advance of lecture.

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