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Media Advisory

For immediate use 

March 2, 2006 -- No. 112

Participants in first national medical school for court
judges to discuss program in teleconference

Teleconference for media representatives
March 9, noon to 1 p.m. ET

Roughly 70 judges from more than 10 states will participate in the first National Judgesí Medical School March 8-11, sponsored by the Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center (ASTAR) 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 Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication (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 Judgesí Medical School (JMS) will feature the detection, diagnosis, treatment, evaluation and cancer-related evidence introduced in incidental civil and criminal actions. The programís science curriculum will feature the topicís interacting biological and clinical dimensions.

Participants in the teleconference include:

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School of Medicine contacts: Les Lang, (919) 843-9687 or; and Stephanie Crayton, (919) 966-2860 or
UNC Lineberger contact
: Dianne Shaw, (919) 966-7834 or