UW News

April 17, 1997

UW Health Sciences Open House to feature latest medical advances

~ Thoroscopic surgery
~ Virtual reality in the emergency room
~ Cytogenetics diagnosis
~ Computerized needle phobia treatment
See, hear and touch the latest advances in medical teaching, research and patient care at the University of Washington Health Sciences Open House Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, at the UW Health Sciences Center, 1959 N.E. Pacific St.

“Health Connections ’97” is the theme of the 27th open house. The event will include more than 80 interactive, high-tech and educational exhibits staffed by physicians, nurses, dentists and other medical and educational personnel. Visitors can try their hand at simulated surgery, see their brain in action and learn how stress affects the body.

The Open House is designed for children and adults of all ages. Visitors can have their diet analyzed, receive an organ donor card or have a blood sugar (diabetes) screening test. Exhibits will also help students explore health-related career options.

Hours for the open house are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, April 25, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday April 26. For more information, call the 24-hour recorded Open House Hotline at (206) 616-9558.