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Nov. 20, 2007

Experts will discuss ethics of sports medicine Dec. 1

UI Sports Medicine specialists will lead a discussion of ethical issues related to their field from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in Coralville, Iowa.

The presenters will address topics such as when an injured athlete should return to competition, performance enhancing supplements, and whether news reports about athletes' injuries violate their privacy rights as patients.

Joseph Buckwalter, M.D., professor and head of the UI Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, will moderate the discussion. The panel includes:

--Dan Gable, former UI wrestling coach and Olympic champion.

--Norm Granger, former Iowa Hawkeye and Dallas Cowboy.

--Ned Amendola, M.D., director of UI Sports Medicine.

--Paul Baumert, M.D., consultant with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and a UI team physician.

--William Garrett, M.D., professor of orthopaedics and team physician at Duke University Sports Medicine.

--Dan Foster, an athletic trainer and director of the Athletic Training Education Program.

Tailored for athletes, coaches and parents, the seminar will include a question-and-answer session. This seminar is offered free of charge as a public service, and participation on a walk-in basis is welcome.

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,