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Release: March 24, 2003

UI Invites Registrants For April 25 HIV Conference

The University of Iowa will host an HIV conference from 8 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the Sheraton Iowa City Hotel, 210 S. Dubuque St. in Iowa City. The conference, "HIV 2003: An Interdisciplinary Conference for Health Professionals," is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers and other health care professionals involved in HIV/AIDS care. Continuing education credits are available.

The conference will provide an overview and update on HIV/AIDS issues and their impact on health care delivery, health policy and the caregiver. The event is sponsored by UI Health Care, the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Internal Medicine in the UI Carver College of Medicine and the Midwest AIDS Training and Education Center (Iowa site).

Topics covered will include current AIDS treatment guidelines and controversies; HIV-positive status and conception/pregnancy; management of occupational exposure to HIV; issues regarding HIV testing and confidentiality; and a recent cutting-edge discovery by UI investigators that explains why some people do not get sick from HIV. In addition, case studies will be presented and discussed by a panel of experts.

Individuals are encouraged to pre-register; however, registration will be available the morning of the conference. Registration fees are $150 for physicians, $75 for nurses and allied health professionals, and $30 for volunteers. All fees include educational materials, continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch.

The conference brochure is available online (pdf format) at

For more information or to register, contact the UI Continuing Medical Education Division at (319) 335-8599.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5137 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

CONTACT: Media: Becky Soglin, (319) 335-6660,
Conference Registrants: UI Continuing Medical Education Division, (319) 335-8599