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    Reeve to be Honored at The Global Conference Institute's 5th World Health

    Dana Reeve, Moving Force in The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, to Receive The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award for 2003 in Chicago


    Reeve to be Honored at The Global Conference Institute's 5th World Health

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    PITTSBURGH, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress Dana Reeve, moving force in The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and a champion for medical research funding, will be in Chicago on May 8 to receive The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award for 2003. The Global Conference Institute's most prestigious award which was established in 1998, recognizes one individual in the world who has demonstrated a profound commitment and devotion to humanitarianism, has enhanced the quality of lives through his or her work, and has influenced the course of history through ongoing contributions to healthcare and medicine. Pfizer Inc is the exclusive underwriter of The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award to Dana Reeve and is the leading corporate sponsor of its 5th World Health Conference, THE TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE, May 8 and 9, 2003 at The University of Chicago.

    Dana Reeve will be honored in a special awards tribute when she is presented The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award at The University of Chicago at Gleacher Center on Thursday, May 8, 2003.

    "In view of your extraordinary leadership in healthcare advocacy and humanitarianism, the leadership you continue to foster for medical research funding, your compassion for critical health issues, the many lives you have touched in view of your tireless efforts for helping others, and your ongoing commitment to healthcare, humanity and all of mankind, it is truly an honor for me to recognize you as our honoree and recipient of The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award for 2003," said The Global Conference Institute's President Deborah Ziskind to Dana Reeve.

    "I am truly honored to be the recipient of The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award for 2003. My hope is in accepting this prestigious award, I will be able to use the opportunity to offer a deeper look into the challenges facing people with disabilities in this country and all over the world. I am in awe of the accomplishments of past recipients and I feel privileged to be included in their company. Having had the chance to attend one other world health conference presented by The Global Conference Institute in May of 2000, I am looking forward to the stimulating and educational atmosphere this event always provides," said Dana Reeve to Deborah Ziskind.

    Admired by the strength and courage she demonstrated after her husband sustained a physically disabling spinal cord injury in a riding accident in May of 1995, Dana Reeve, along with her husband Christopher Reeve, is actively involved in the fight for increases in medical research funding and is a leading advocate for the rights of the disabled.

    Dana Reeve is also the author of "Carepackages: Letters to Christopher Reeve from Strangers and other Friends" published by Random House in 1999.

    Reeve joins past recipients liver transplant pioneer Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D. (1999), leading cardiovascular surgeon and scientist Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. (2000), Nancy Brinker, founder of The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (2001), and Sharon Stone, Chairman of the Campaign for AIDS Research, the American Foundation for AIDS Research (2002) as the 5th recipient of The Global Conference Institute's Healthcare Humanitarian Award.

    The Awards tribute to Dana Reeve will be a special highlight of The Global Conference Institute's 5th World Health Conference, THE TRANSFORMATION OF HEALTHCARE, May 8 and 9, 2003 at The University of Chicago. Honorary Chairman is Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. Dr. Lester Crawford, Deputy Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration will deliver a special keynote address and release breaking news and up-to-the-minute briefings on SARS, bioterrorism, and international healthcare developments and how they will affect the United States. Conference Chairs are Benjamin Chu, M.D., President, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and Michael B. Wood, President Emeritus, Mayo Foundation. Leo M. Henikoff, M.D., President Emeritus of Rush-Presbyterian- St. Luke's Medical Center of Chicago is Program Chairman. There will be a special session addressing "GOVERNANCE IN A POST ENRON ERA."

    Pfizer Inc is the leading corporate sponsor of The Global Conference Institute's 5th World Health Conference. Supporting Sponsors are Bayer HealthCare, Siemens Medical Solutions, ACUSIS, Neuberger Berman Trust Company, and the American Hospital Association. Modern Healthcare is the official publication sponsor.

    For more information, see www.theglobalconference.com

    Space is very limited. Press passes are very limited.

    Editor's Note: The Global Conference Institute, founded by Deborah Ziskind in 1998, devotes itself to the most timely and critical issues in world healthcare and medicine. Comprised of an advisory board of leading physicians, corporate officers, government leaders and healthcare policymakers who are influencing change and are committed to the care of individuals and the nation's health, its annual world health conference features decisionmakers and leaders who are influencing the direction of change and policy in their respective institutions, organizations and governments.

    "The Global Conference Institute has continually demonstrated leadership and vision in its commitment to healthcare and medicine. Over the past several years, we have witnessed significant changes in our healthcare system. This year's Conference will seek to examine these changes, as well as the challenges they pose to healthcare providers across the nation and the world. I commend the Conference founder, President and Chairman of the Board Deborah Ziskind, for her integral role in creating a forum to address these challenges, and for her tireless dedication to the human condition," wrote the Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert, in a proclamation letter written to The Global Conference Institute on behalf of the Congress of the United States, the United States House of Representatives.

    Contact: Deborah Ziskind

    (412) 688-8973

    SOURCE The Global Conference Institute

    CO: The Global Conference Institute; The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation; Pfizer Inc; Food and Drug Administration; New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation; Mayo Foundation; Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center; Bayer HealthCare; Siemens Medical Solutions; ACUSIS; Neuberger Berman Trust Company; American Hospital Association; Modern Healthcare


    04/24/2003 15:10 EDT

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    A well deserved award.

    Congratulations to Dana.

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