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October 25, 1965

The Clinical Convention

JAMA. 1965;194(4):30. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090170166052

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General scientific meetings, postgraduate courses, clinical workshops, breakfast roundtables, scientific exhibits, color television, and medical motion pictures—these teaching media will be used to benefit the practicing physician who attends the American Medical Association's 19th Clinical Convention Nov 28 to Dec 1 in Philadelphia.

Scientific headquarters for the meeting will be in Philadelphia's Convention Hall. An attendance of 7,500, including about 3,300 physicians, is expected.

The AMA's policy-making House of Delegates will meet during the Convention at the Philadelphia Sheraton Hotel.

As is customary, the keystone to this year's scientific program will be the general scientific sessions.

Eighteen half-day meetings are scheduled on a wide variety of topics:

Monday morning (Nov 29): ulcerative colitis, chemotherapy of cancer, pediatrics. Monday afternoon: gram-negative bacterial infections, preventive surgery in cancer, ultraviolet irradiation in medicine;

Tuesday morning: cardiovascular surgery, alcoholism, control of genetic expression in man. Tuesday afternoon: current status of drug therapy in rheumatology,

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