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Media Contact: Holly Korschun 30 April 2008    
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Emory to Host Seminar on Leprosy Awareness, Diagnosis and Treatment
Emory University will host a seminar to increase Georgia healthcare practitioners’ awareness of leprosy, or Hansen’s Disease, as well as current concepts in the disease’s diagnosis and treatment. The event will be held Saturday, May 10.

The seminar “Awareness and Management of Hansen’s Disease (Leprosy) in the U.S.” will be presented by Emory physicians Carlos Franco, MD, MPH; Phyllis Kozarsky, MD; staff of the Baton Rouge National Hansen’s Disease Program; and select patients currently being treated for the disease at The Emory Clinic.

The free seminar, sponsored by the Emory Global Health Institute, will be held in the Glenn Auditorium at Emory Crawford Long Hospital, 550 Peachtree St, NE, Atlanta, GA 30308. The event will begin at 8 a.m. and adjourn at noon. Registration is open to all, and CME credit is available for attendance.

Franco and Kozarsky are both experts in travelers' health and tropical medicine and are physicians in the Emory TravelWell Clinic. Kozarsky is the Clinic Director. Both are faculty members in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine.

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