Feb. 5, 2004
Vol. 23 No. 9

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    Conference focus is health, human rights

    The University’s Pritzker School of Medicine is hosting the National Conference of Physicians for Human Rights Saturday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 22.

    This year’s theme, “The Power of the Health Professional Voice: Human Rights at Home and Abroad,” highlights the two main conference campaign issues: global AIDS and domestic racial/ethnic disparities in health care.

    The conference is intended for health professionals, students and other activists interested in health and human rights.

    Paul Farmer and Jack Geiger will present the keynote addresses in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., and the workshops will take place in the Biological Sciences Learning Center, 959 E. 57th St.

    Some of the issues to be explored in the workshops are landmines; protecting women’s health and human rights; asylum/refugees; and advocating for effective policy and human rights service/rotations.

    Leadership training to plan future AIDS and racial/ethnic disparities campaign activities and the presentation of the Nevin Narayan HHR Student Achievement Award are also planned to take place during the conference.

    Registration is $35, and more information is available by contacting Megan Gaydos at mgaydos@phrusa.org, (617) 695-0041, Ext. 219.