Montana State University

Medical history conference set for April 16

April 1, 2009 -- From MSU News Service

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Tel: (406) 994-4571
BOZEMAN -- The ninth annual Medical History of the American West conference will be held Thursday, April 16, at Montana State University.

Titled "Summits and Sorrow," the conference will run from 1:30 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. in the Stadium Club in the Reno H. Sales Stadium.

The conference is free and open to the public, but those planning to attend are asked to register by Thursday, April 9. They can register by writing the WWAMI Medical Education Program, 308 Leon Johnson Hall, P.O. Box 173080, Bozeman, MT. 59717-3080, faxing (406) 994-4398 or sending an e-mail to

Speakers will discuss high-altitude science in the Alps and Andes, breathing studies in Colorado's high country; animals and humans exercising in high altitudes, bodily malfunctions while mountaineering in the Andes, and travails in the Andean mines.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Nicholas at (406) 994-4411 or

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or