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TWU Hosts Bioterrorism Symposium

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TWU Hosts Bioterrorism Symposium

2/14/03


DENTON — Texas Woman's University will host a symposium on bioterrorism on Feb. 21 from 2-5:15 p.m. in room 205 of the Classroom and Faculty Office Building (CFO), located off Bell Avenue. The program is free and open to the public.

Symposium speakers will be:

  • Col. Theodore Cieslak, M.D., chief of the department of pediatrics, San Antonio Pediatric Center, whose presentation is titled "Medical Management of Biological Casualties: The Ten Commandments,"
  • Dr. Robert Shope, M.D., from the Center for Tropical Diseases, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, whose presentation is titled "Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses as Bioterrorist Weapons," and
  • Dr. William Schneider, Ph.D., from the United States Department of Agriculture, Foreign Disease-Weed Science Research Division, Fort Detrick, Md., whose presentation is titled "Crop Bioterrorism."

For more information, contact the TWU department of biology at (940) 898-2354 or Dr. Heather Conrad-Webb at (940) 898-2449.

The symposium is sponsored by the Molecular Biology Program Committee of the Federation of North Texas Universities.

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For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron]
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: rkron@twu.edu