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Media Advisory Participants in first national medical school for
Participants in first national medical school for
Teleconference for media representatives:
(March 2, 2006) Roughly 70 judges from more than 10 states will participate in the first National Judges’ Medical School March 8-11, sponsored by the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication (ASTA) Resource Center in Washington, D.C., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The Supreme Courts of Ohio, Illinois and North Carolina and the Maryland Court of Appeals are all co-sponsors.
The program topic, “Biogenetic and Environmental Triggers and Treatment of Cancer,” is aimed at helping participants become better judicial gatekeepers and adjudicators in cancer-related civil and criminal cases brought before the courts. The program also will further educate a group of ASTA “resource judges” from Maryland and Ohio to be judicial resources for judges in their respective jurisdictions.
Media representatives interested in participating in this teleconference should call (919) 962-2741 at noon March 9.
Through medical grand rounds case presentations, lectures, discussions, demonstrations and small group “adjudication clinics,” the National Judges’ Medical School (JMS) will feature the detection, diagnosis, treatment, evaluation and cancer-related evidence introduced in incidental civil and criminal actions. The program’s science curriculum will feature the topic’s interacting biological and clinical dimensions.
Participants in the teleconference include:
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