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Dr. David Satcher, U.S. Surgeon General

Friday, Oct. 23

Dr. David Satcher, the nation's surgeon general, will keynote a special University of Iowa symposium on the future of health care Friday.

The Twentieth Annual Executive Symposium will be jointly presented by the UI College of Medicine Graduate Program in Hospital and Health Administration Alumni Association and the UI Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC). This year's symposium takes place in conjunction with the UIHC's centennial. No seats remain for this sold-out event.

The symposium will open at 8:15 a.m. Satcher will speak at 8:30 a.m. Other speakers include Edward D. Barlow, Jr., one of America's leading futurists; Dr. James Merchant, UI professor and head of preventive medicine and environmental health; James D. Bentley of the American Hospital Association, Peg Neuhauser, consultant and author, and Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, executive vice president for medical affairs at the University of Michigan.

The presenters will discuss the forces that are reshaping the organization, financing and delivery of health care for the 21st Century. President Mary Sue Coleman and R. Edward Howell, director and CEO of the UIHC, also will address the symposium. John W. Colloton, UI vice president for statewide health services, is the honorary chairman of the symposium.

Presenters will respond to requests from media representatives as circumstances permit. For assistance in covering this event, contact Tom Moore in the UIHC's Joint Office for Planning, Marketing and Communications by phone at (319) 356-3945 (office) or (319) 337-6744 (home), by fax at (319) 356-2106 or via e-mail at