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Registration Closes Soon for FDA's Second Annual Science Writers Symposium

Thursday, October 29, 2009 General News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 28 A few spaces remain for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Second Annual Science Writers Symposium on Nov. 4-5, 2009.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO)

The event is intended for credentialed writers and journalists and will focus on how FDA employs novel scientific approaches to critical public health issues.

This year's symposium will feature an address by FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., and will explore such topics as H1N1, stem cells, adaptive clinical trials, personalized medicine and new technologies for identifying foodborne pathogens. In addition, attendees will be able to tour the FDA's state-of-the-art lab facilities located in Silver Spring and Laurel, Md.

To register, e-mail your name and affiliation to ScienceWriters@fda.hhs.gov.

Agenda for the FDA's Second Annual Science Writers Symposium

http://www.fda.gov/ScienceResearch/MeetingsConferencesandWorkshops/ScienceWritersSymposium/default.htm.

Media Inquiries: Karen Riley, 301-796-4674, ScienceWriters@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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