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Notice to Readers Satellite Videoconference

On September 5, 1996, "Nasopharyngeal Radium Irradiation: Current Medical Issues," a live satellite videoconference, will be broadcast to sites nationwide from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. eastern daylight time on the Public Health Training Network. Cosponsors are CDC, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.

From 1940 until the mid-1960s, nasopharyngeal radium irradiation was used to treat children with chronic ear infections and hearing loss, and World War II submariners and aviators with otic barotrauma. An estimated 500,000-2 million persons received the treatment.

The interactive videoconference will provide up-to-date information on this former radiation treatment. Toll-free telephone lines will be available for participants to ask questions about nasopharyngeal radium irradiation, possible health effects, and other related topics. Continuing Medical Education credits and a variety of other continuing education credits will be available.

Additional information is available by calling (404) 332-4565 and requesting document number 564014. To register, print the participant's name, address, daytime phone number, fax number, and the word "NASO" and fax to (800) 553-6323. Course materials will be sent immediately following registration.

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