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(Sept. 19, 2002, Gazette)

Dr. James P. Feehan, Smallwood Foundation, presented a paper titled Cigarette Smoking and the Cost of Publicly Provided Health Care: An Econometric Approach, at the annual congress of the International Institute of Public Finance. The congress met in Helsinki, Aug. 26-29. The focus of the paper was on health care costs in this province. The paper was co-authored with Alison Edwards and Jorge Segovia of Memorial's Faculty of Medicine, and Glenn Harrison of the University of South Carolina.

Rasul A. Khan, honorary research professor of biology, attended the 10th International Congress of the Parasitologists Association held in Vancouver, Aug. 3-9. He gave an invited presentation titled Fish Parasites as Biomarkers and chaired a session on Fish Parasites Affecting Food Production. At a meeting of the World Federation of Parasitologists, he was elected president for the period 2002-2006. Seventy-six societies from 64 countries are affiliated with the federation.