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REF NO.: 176

SUBJECT: Conference this Saturday to look at northern and remote medicine

DATE: May 8

A History of Medicine conference on Saturday May 12 will look at the history of sickness and health in northern remote and rural regions. The day’s sessions are open to the public and feature keynote speakers Anne Budgell, former CBC journalist, and Nigel Markham, filmmaker, who will present and discuss their film The Last Days of Okak, which deals with the devastating impact of the 1918 influenza pandemic in Labrador.
The conference takes place in the main auditorium of the Health Sciences Centre from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. There is no registration or fee required for attending, and it is open to anyone interested in the practice and history of rural and remote medicine. Free parking is available in Lot 9 off Clinch Ave. A full agenda can be viewed at or by calling (709) 777-8673.

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