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Clinical Center Grand Rounds

January 1997

Schedule of Topics and Speakers

Wednesday, January 1
12 noon - 1 p.m.

No Grand Rounds Today in Observance of the New Year's Day Holiday

Wednesday, January 8
12 noon - 1:00 p.m

Bench to Bedside
Rethinking Anti-Inflammatory Therapies in Sepsis
Peter Eichacker, M.D., Head, Critical Care Medicine Section, Critical Care Medicine Department, CC (Benchwork)
and Anthony Suffredini, M.D., Senior Investigator, Critical Care Medicine Department, CC
(Bedside Implementation)

Wednesday, January 15
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

The Pathogenesis and Treatment of Zoster and Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
Stephen E. Straus, M.D., Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, NINDS

Make No Bones About It: Skeletal Dysplasias and Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor 3 Mutations
Clair A. Francomano, M.D., Chief, Medical Genetics Branch and Clinical Director, NCHGR

(A Live Video Conference Broadcast to 50 Medical Schools - No Late Arrivals - Overflow in Masur Auditorium)

Wednesday, January 22
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

A New Look at the Structure of the Human Brain Using Diffusion Tensor MR Imaging
Carlo Pierpaoli, M.D., Visiting Associate, Neuroimaging Branch, NINDS

Autoimmunity and the Immunotherapy of Cancer: Targeting the "Self" to Destroy the "Other"
Nicholas P. Restifo, M.D., Senior Investigator, Surgery Branch, NCI

Wednesday, January 29
12 noon - 1:00 p.m.

Cytokine Questions and Cytokine Answers in Experimental/Clinical Crohn's Disease
Warren Strober, M.D., Head, Section on Mucosal Immunity, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, NIAID, Moderator

All health care professionals are invited to CC Grand Rounds. 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 Metro Station on the Red line is within a 10-minute walk of the Clinical Center. Metrobuses J2 and J3, and Montgomery County Ride-On Bus #35 all stop right in front of the Clinical Center.

If you must drive, please park in the overflow lot (see map and directions on back). 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. For permits or shuttle schedules, call the Clinical Center Special Events Section at 496-3475. Parking in the P-3 level of the ACRF garage is intended for patients, their visitors, and staff members with handicap-parking stickers.

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

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences/National Institutes of Health designates this continuing medical education activity for 1 credit hour in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

Questions about rounds? Call Clinical Center Communications, 301-496-2563. Comments on this site?

National Institutes of Health (NIH), Warren Grant MagnusonClinical Center (CC) Bethesda, Maryland 20892. Updated 4/22/98

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