|WHO||-||Science and Medical Writers, Editors and Broadcasters are invited to...|
|WHAT||-||The 16th Biennial National Science Writers Seminar sponsored by Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB)|
|WHEN||-||Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25, 2002|
|WHERE||-||The St. Gregory Hotel, Washington, DC|
|WHY||-||To inform the public about serious threats to vision and about scientific progress in combating blindness -- the disability most feared by Americans|
INFORMATION OF INTEREST
AS A FOLLOW-UP to RPB's Press Alert of 5/8/02, we're pleased to inform you that more than 30 of the world's leading vision scientists will be on hand to report on exciting new advances in eye research in a press conference format. Presentations will cover a multitude of topics including vision risks unrecognized by the public and promising new therapies for a wide variety of hitherto untreatable eye diseases.
PROCEEDINGS begin officially with a welcoming reception on Saturday, September 21. There will be a special late morning coffee and bagel nosh on Sunday immediately followed by an afternoon mini-symposium entitled "The Pediatric Eye". Complimentary buffet breakfasts and luncheons will afford journalists daily opportunities to chat informally with participating scientists. Each day's session will be capped by a cocktail hour featuring bounteous hors d'oeuvres.
TO HELP PLAN YOUR TRAVEL BUDGET -- the hotel has offered a special $169 plus 14½% tax per night room rate (single and double). The fare for Super Shuttle Van Service from Ronald Reagan National Airport to the hotel is $9 (from Dulles, $20; from BWI, $30). The hotel is within 4 blocks of 2 Metro stops -- Dupont Circle (on the Red Line) or Foggy Bottom (on the Orange and Blue Lines).
LOOK FOR RPB's THIRD PRESS ALERT next month which will contain more details and a postal reply card for your convenience in advising of your intention to attend this unusual scientific news making event.
If you have any questions contact:
Director of Public Information
For more information go to http://www.