Hi, Here's another one Wednesday, Mar. 26, 2008 CONFERENCE: Medical isotope session open to public By Pratik Joshi, Herald staff writer The Rev. Jesse Jackson, the civil rights leader and former presidential candidate, visits the Tri-Cities today and Thursday to support innovative technology involving medical isotopes.
The free public symposium will include a panel of experts talking about using medical isotopes to diagnose and treat a variety of medical conditions including cancer.
Organizers hope the event helps highlight the Tri-Cities’ role as a medical isotope production and research center.
Jackson also will be at a ribbon cutting event from 11:15 to 12:30 p.m. for Advanced Medical Isotope Corp., 6208 W. Okanogan Ave., Kennewick.
The company recently bought the latest compact linear accelerator to make Fluorine-18, which can be used to help diagnose cancerous tumors and heart problems through positron emission tomography, or PET, scans.
The free symposium is 1 to 4:15 p.m. at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
Jackson speaks at a dinner tonight. A few seats may still be available at the door. Cost: $50.
Here is today’s symposium schedule: 1 to 1:15 p.m. Carl Cadwell, CEO Cadwell Laboratories 1:15 to 1:35 p.m. Dr. Celestia S. Higano, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance 1:35 to 1:50 p.m. Break 1:50 to 2:10 p.m. Bill Stokes, Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation 2:10 to 2:30 p.m. Dr. John Michael Gahl, Missouri Research Reactor 2:30 to 2:50 p.m. Dr. Doug Wells, Idaho Accelerator Center 2:50 to 3:05 p.m. Break 3:05 to 3:25 p.m. Dr. Darrel Fisher, National Medical Isotope Program 3:25 to 3:50 p.m. Dr. Paul Benny, Washington State University 3:50 to 4:15 p.m. Dr. Ruth Bryan, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 5 to 6 p.m. Social 6 to 9 p.m. Dinner Why We’re Here - Patty Leistritz Dr. Jack Singer, Cell Therapeutics The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition