|For Immediate Release
November 12, 1999
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A medical education symposium sponsored by Indiana
University School of Medicine, Northwest
Center for Medical Education, will address issues concerning the integration
of modern medicine and evolutionary biology. According to Dr.
Virgil Hoftiezer of the Northwest Center, the merging of the two views
is controversial, but is also providing a new foundation for medicine.
The theory includes insights into the broadening scope of causes of infectious
disease, and long-term improvements in health that may be achieved through
the evolutionary control of infectious agents.
Gregory M. Cochran, Ph.D., a freelancer in physics and evolutionary epidemiology from Albuquerque, New Mexico will present, Catching On To What’s Catching: The Startling Scope of Infectious Diseases.
A third presenter, Alan Hudson, Ph.D., professor of medicine at Wayne State University, Michigan, will speak on, Chlamydia Pneumonia: From Atherosclerosis to Alzheimer’s, the Pathogen of the Decade.
The final presenter, Paul W. Ewald, Ph.D. of Amherst College, Massachusetts, will speak on The Future of Darwinian Medicine: The Transition from Understanding to Evolutionary Management.
The medical education symposium is November 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Indiana University Northwest’s Library Conference Center, 134 W. 35th St. For more information or to make reservations, contact the Northwest Center for Medical Education at 219-980-6563 or email at email@example.com