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  APRIL 18, 2008
Upcoming Meet The Author! Web Cast on Childhood Obesity—April 23, 2008

Next Wednesday, April 23, Public Health Reports will sponsor a "Meet the Author!" web cast, titled "Childhood Obesity: Prevention and Prevalence." The web cast will take place from 3-4 p.m. (Eastern) and will feature the Acting Surgeon General, RADM Steven K. Galson and Ms. Helen Margellos-Anast of Sinai Urban Health Institute. RADM Galson will begin the webcast with a short talk on the upcoming Surgeon General’s Perspectives column set to debut in the May/June 2008 issue of Public Health Reports. The topic of his new column will be "Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention."

A brief question and answer period will follow RADM Galson’s talk. Ms. Margellos-Anast will then begin her presentation on her article, "Prevalence of Obesity Among Children in Six Chicago Communities: Findings from a Health Survey," which is featured in the March/April 2008 issue of Public Health Reports.

The web cast is free and open to the public. Instructions to view the web cast will be posted on one hour prior to the broadcast. No registration or log-in password is necessary. The web cast requires that Adobe Flash be installed on your computer. To download the Flash Player, click here.

A significant turnout is anticipated for the upcoming web cast. If you experience any difficulty logging in to the web cast. Please be patient and make a follow-up attempt, as the system may be running slightly slower than usual.

For those who are unable to log-in at all, the entire web cast will be archived on the Public Health Reports web site in the "Archives" section.

Additional information about the "Meet the Author!" web casts, can be found here on the Interactive portion of the web site.