Diana Hatsis of Chiltern Will Present at the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) 35th Annual Continuing Education Program Held in Conjunction With the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting

Friday, November 2, 2007 General News
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LONDON, Nov. 1 Chiltern, a leading global clinicalresearch organization, is pleased to announce that Diana Hatsis, R.N., B.S.N.,C.O.T. will lecture at the JCAHPO annual continuing education program. Dianawho designed an ophthalmic surgical instrument, the Hatsis LASIK IrrigationCannula, worked in ophthalmic practice for several years prior to joiningChiltern as a Clinical Research Associate (CRA). The meeting will take placein New Orleans, Louisiana from November 9 - 13, 2007. The JCAHPO meetings willbe located at the Hilton Riverside. Diana will be the lead instructor on threelectures, and co-instructing one of them with her brother, Dr. AlexanderHatsis, M.D., F.A.C.S. Dr. Hatsis was the first surgeon to perform refractivesurgery with the Excimer laser on Long Island in 1995.

"This will be my eighth year presenting at JCAHPO during AAO's annualmeeting, it is always a great honor to be invited and a pleasure to teach andprovide continuing education for health professionals in the field ofophthalmology," said Diana Hatsis. "My background in ophthalmology, eyesurgeries, working in a private practice and now clinical research allows meto deliver courses with an insight in various aspects of the profession,"Diana added.

"One of Chiltern's therapeutic expertise is ophthalmology and we havecompleted numerous trials, in various indications, in this area. Diana'sexpertise in the field of ophthalmology is well established and her passionabout sharing her knowledge with others is reflected in the number of speakingengagements she has given over the years," said Kathy Zimmermann, Chiltern'sExecutive Director, Clinical Monitoring, Americas.

About Chiltern:

Established in 1982, Chiltern is a leading global contract researchorganization with extensive experience of running and staffing internationalPhase I to Phase IV clinical trials across a broad therapeutic range for awide variety of clients. Chiltern employs more than 1100 people with 20offices across the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy,Spain, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, India and South Africa. Chilternprovides services including Phase I and laboratory support, Global ClinicalDevelopment, Staff Resourcing, Biometrics, Regulatory and Medical Affairs.Monday, Nov. 12 from 11:30 am to 12:25 pm - Session 07M04 Wearing Many Hats: Managing Clinical Trials in an Ophthalmic Private Practice Tuesday, Nov, 13 from 10:20 am to 11:15 am - Session 04TU3 LASIK Complications (Lead Instructor: A. Hatsis, MD) Tuesday, Nov, 13 from 11:30 am to 12:25 pm - Session 04TU4 Sands of the Sahara: A Refractive Emergency (co-instructor A. Hatsis, MD) Tuesday, Nov, 13 from 1:50 pm to 2:45 pm - Session 07M06 Basic Surgical Assisting

SOURCE Chiltern International, Inc.

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