October 12, 2001

Eicosanoids topic of area conference

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Terri Rollins, right, with the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Pediatric Surgery billing office, creates a sundae as Sarah Sherrelle, left, and Marcelle Coburn wait their turn. Faculty and staff were invited to make their own sundaes for $1.50 as part of the Community Giving campaign. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Vanderbilt Medical Center will host an international conference Oct. 14-17 on eicosanoids, a group of compounds that play important roles in inflammation and cancer.

A highlight of the 7th International Conference on Eicosanoids and Other Bioactive Lipids in Cancer, Inflammation and Related Diseases will be a special satellite session, Wednesday, Oct. 17, titled “COX-2 and Cancer.”

The satellite session will be 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in 208 Light Hall. It is open to Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

About 300 participants are expected to attend the plenary and scientific sessions at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza.

Lawrence J. Marnett, Ph.D., Mary Geddes Stahlman Chair in Cancer Research and associate director for basic science programs at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, is local chairman of the conference.

For more information about the conference or the satellite session, visit the following Web site, http://eicosanoids.science.wayne.edu.