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NatfonalAeronauticsand SpaceAdministration

Lyndon B.Johnson Space Cenler Houston.Texas77058

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Terry White

For Release

RELEASE NO:

78-19

May 17, 1978

SPACE BIOSCIENCE CONFERENCE HELD BY UT, NASA-JSC

Ways to exploit the advantages of space flight in biomedical research will be explored in a two-day conference sponsored by the

University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and by the NASA Johnson Space Center.

The first session of "Space: A Challenge for the Life Sciences," will begin at noon May 23 in the Cabaret Room of the

Shamrock Hilton Hotel, and the May 24 morning session will be at Johnson Space Center's Gilruth Recreation Facility.

Speakers for the May 23 session are UT Health Science Center President Truman G. Blocker, MD; JSC Director Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.; NASA Director for Life Sciences David L. Winter, MD; JSC Director of Space and Life Sciences Richard S. Johnston, and University of California Oncology Professor Steven Armentrout, MD.

The Tuesday session ends with a panel discussion on space flight applications.

A continental breakfast starts the Wednesday session at JSC's Gilruth Center, followed by mini-seminars in specific disciplines of space biosciences.

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