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Notice to Readers: Third Annual Partnership Conference on Public Health Law, June 14--16, 2004

CDC and 20 multidisciplinary partner organizations are convening the conference, "The Public's Health and the Law in the 21st Century," June 14--16, 2004, in Atlanta, Georgia. The central theme is the practical use of law as a tool for improving community health.

Selected faculty include William H. Foege, senior medical advisor, Gates Foundation's Global Health Program; Georges C. Benjamin, executive director, American Public Health Association; William S. Duffey Jr., U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia; M. Jane Brady, attorney general, Delaware; John Hurson, president-elect of the National Conference of State Legislatures; John O. Agwunobi, secretary of health, Florida Department of Health; Fay W. Boozman, director, Arkansas Department of Public Health; William Kassler, medical director, New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services; John Nilson, minister of health and minister responsible for seniors, Saskatchewan, Canada; Myongsei Sohn, professor and chairman, Department of Bioethics and Medical Law, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Ralph Hingson, associate director for epidemiology and prevention research, National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes for Health; other state and local health directors; and CDC officials.

Continuing education credits are offered. Advance registration ends May 25. Additional program and registration information is available at and by e-mail,

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