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REF NO.: 129

SUBJECT: Public panel discussion on arthritis care and research

DATE: Dec. 5,2005

The Arthritis Society of Canada and Memorial University of Newfoundland will host a public panel discussion on The State of Arthritis Care and Research: Recent Advances and Current Challenges, featuring national and local speakers. The panel discussion takes place Wednesday Dec. 7 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Lecture Theatre A of the Health Sciences Centre. There will be ample opportunity for audience questions and interaction. Admission is free and there is free parking available in Lot 9 off Clinch Crescent. A reception will follow.

The national speakers are Dr. David Hart, chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for The Arthritis Society of Canada and Dr. Arthur Bookman, chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for The Arthritis Society of Canada.

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For further information contact: Beverly Byrd, executive director, Newfoundland and Labrador Division, The Arthritis Society, phone 579-8190 or email bbyrd@nf.arthritis.ca or Sharon Gray, communications co-ordinator (health sciences), Memorial University, at 777‑8397 or sgray@mun.ca.

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