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April 24, 2001
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

Area clergy to be briefed on medical issues, including health care ethics, during University Hospital’s annual Clergy Day May 8

Clergy from throughout Onondaga County will be briefed on a variety of medical issues, including ethics in health care and advance directives during University Hospital’s Ninth Annual Clergy Day Tuesday, May 8 at the Institute for Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave., Syracuse. Presentations will run from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

“This day is geared to congregation leaders who visit the sick and want to know about recent developments in health care,” said the Rev. Alfred Bebel, Clergy Day organizer and a University Hospital chaplain. “A host of speakers will outline advances in illnesses, diagnoses and therapies.”

Topics to be discussed include ethics in health care, advance directives, lung cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, presentations will also highlight University Hospital’s Hyperbaric Medicine program, Clinical Trials office, division of Transplant Surgery, Joslin Diabetes Center, Emergency Medicine, Vitality Program and the Health Information Center.

Clergy will be able to undergo various health screenings, including pulmonary function, diabetes as well as strength, flexibility and blood pressure testing.

The day will conclude with a tour of the Institute for Human Performance.

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