For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 11, 1997

Free Orthopaedics Symposium
scheduled Friday, August 22

DAYTON, OHIO -- The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Wright State University School of Medicine, in conjunction with Miami Valley Hospital and Grandview Hospital, will sponsor a free orthopaedic symposium at Grandview Hospital on Friday, August 22, from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The topic will be "Adult Reconstructive Surgery." Keynote speakers will be Dr. Henry Finn and Dr. Wayne Paprosky from Chicago. Included in this session will be other regional speakers covering topics related to adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee.

The August 22 event is the first in a series of orthopaedics symposia scheduled for the 1997-98 academic year. They will be similar to the extremely successful "Pediatric Spine" symposium at Grandview Hospital last year. The second symposium will also be held at Grandview Hospital on Friday, October 24. The topic will be "Foot and Ankle Surgery." The keynote speakers will be Dr. Donald Baxter from Texas and Dr. James Amis from Cincinnati, plus other local orthopaedic specialists. The third symposium will be held at Grandview Hospital on January 16, 1998. The topic will be "Shoulder Surgery." The keynote speakers will be Dr. Mark Frankle from Tampa and Dr. Gerald Williams from Philadelphia.

Although pre registration is mandatory, all symposia are free, including lunch, and open to all health care professionals. Nurses, physical therapists, medical students, residents, fellows and attending orthopaedic surgeons are encouraged to attend. Continuing education credits will be available. For more information, contact Cathy Heid at (937) 208-2127.