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/R E P E A T/ - Terrorism and natural disasters: the surgical response - ISW 2007 invites the general public to attend an open session




MONTREAL, Aug. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - The general public is invited to attend
a session on Terrorism and natural disasters: the surgical response to be held
on Thursday, August 30 at 4 p.m. at the Palais des congrès de Montréal during
the 42nd World Congress of Surgery of the International Society of Surgery
ISS/SIC. This is the second time in the history of the Society that the final
session of the Congress is open to all.

Topics covered include:

- Natural and man-made disasters - Magnitude of destruction
- Mass casualties - What did we learn: London 2005, Iraq 2006
- Planning and response
- International relief efforts - The aftermath
- Volunteerism and coping with the austere environment

Moderators: Dr. James Michael Ryan, University College London (UK) and
Dr. Susan Briggs, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA)
Panelists: Dr. James Michael Ryan, University College London (UK);
Dr. Susan Briggs, Massachusetts General Hospital (USA); Dr. Mark Bowyer,
Uniformed Services University (USA); Dr. Michael Stein, Rabin Medical Center
Petah (Israel); Dr. Tarek Razek, McGill University Health Center (Canada).

This public session is free of charge and will be held on Thursday,
August 30 in Room 517 D of the Palais des congrès de Montréal from 4 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.

The International Society of Surgery ISS/SIC holds its Congress every two
years bringing together experts in general surgery specialties. The last
Congress was held in Durban, South Africa, in 2005. This year's Congress held
in Montréal will cover a wide variety of topics such as living kidney and
liver transplantation, esophageal disorders, military trauma, recruiting women
in surgery and new technologies in breast surgery.

The International Society of Surgery ISS/SIC is the oldest international
surgical society with a membership of 3,500 general surgeons from around the
world.


For further information: Béatrice Laham, (514) 575-9478; www.iss-sic.ch;
www.isw2007.org


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