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Nov. 8, 2001 – Focusing on Women Issues is the theme of the Eighth Annual Bio-Medical Ethics Workshop, scheduled for Nov. 13-16 at Roy Lester Schneider Hospital.
The sessions will be from 9 a.m. to noon in Conference Room A. Local and national medical professionals, clergy, and specialists in related fields will lecture and take part in panel discussions.
Dr. Andrea Shelton, from the University of Texas, will deliver the kickoff session Tuesday, speaking on domestic violence. A panel discussion will follow. Panel members include Frederick Handleman, V.I. Solicitor General, V.I. Justice Department; Dilsa Capdeville, Kidscope; Dr. Thelma Ruth Watson, Schneider Hospital; Kali Richardson, Family Center; Robert Quist, RN; and Dr. Iris Kern, Safety Zone.
Virgin Islander Dr. Bert Petersen, of Beth-Israel Medical Center in New York, will deliver Wednesday's lecture on breast and ovarian cancer. Panelists following his presentation include Dr. Frank Odlum, Dr. Herbert Goldman, and Carthy Thomas, Cancer Information Services, American Cancer Society.
Thursday's session will feature Dr. Ronald Nimmo, lecturing and coordinating a panel discussion on current issues in obstetrics and gynecology. Panelists include Dr. Vicente Poblete, Dr. Margaret Sprauve, and Lineth Sylvester, RN.
On Friday, Pastor Ray Joseph will facilitate the Clergy and Allied Health Seminar. Panelists for this session are Sandra Daly, administrator for Sea View Healthcare Services; Carolyn Smith; Debbie Karlin, HIV/AIDS office, Health Department; Carthy Thomas; Dolores Marshall; and Adeline Connor.
Pre-registration is required by Friday. For pre-registration call 776-8311 extension 2262 or 2273.
Continuing education credits are available for each workshop. Fees for medical professionals include $50 for physicians, $30 for nursing staff and $20 for health care professionals. The fee for community members and students is $10.

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