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Little Theater Announces Auditions

The Bethesda Little Theater announces auditions for its fall musical, A Salute to Hollywood. Auditions will be held Sunday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m., and Monday, Aug. 11, from 7 to 9 p.m., in the Johnson Rm. of North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Rd. Interested persons are asked to prepare a ballad and an uptempo number and be prepared to dance. An accompanist will be provided. The production will take place Oct. 17- 19, and 24-26, at the Writer's Center in Bethesda.

For more information call (301) 589-0720. For directions to the church, visit The Bethesda Little Theater is an NIH R&W organization that raises funds for NIH charities.

FEW Conducts New Member Training

Federally Employed Women (FEW), Bethesda chapter, is conducting new member training at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from noon to 1 p.m., Bldg. 31, 6th floor, Conf. Rm. 6. Membership opportunities in career training, updates on legislative issues, and a briefing on the role of the special assistant to the president on women's health issues at national FEW are scheduled.

Chapter President Rudene Thomas will discuss Women's Equality Day and the history of the chapter. Attendees of the 2003 National Training Program in Chicago will bring activity highlights and reports from national FEW. All members and people considering membership are welcome to attend. For reasonable accommodation, contact Allyson Browne at 451-0002 or by Aug. 11.

Need Pointers on 'Power Listening'?

Almost everyone knows that listening is important but has anyone ever taught you how to listen effectively? The importance and benefits of power listening are examined in a 1-day course. Barriers to effective listening are discussed and ways to overcome the barriers are presented. You will be exposed to key techniques such as preparing to listen, showing an interest, asking questions for clarification, withholding judgment, listening for key points, listening for both fact and feeling, and using your extra brain power. Class date is Aug. 12. Call 496-6211 for more information.

Olden Addresses Oceans Week

NIEHS director Dr. Kenneth Olden was a guest speaker June 11 at Capitol Hill Oceans Week, a 2-day symposium that puts ocean issues and policies before Congress. Olden participated in the panel "Drugs from the Deep," which focused on issues concerning ocean exploration. The third annual event was coordinated by the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation.

Medical 'Roundtables' Get FNIH Help

A group called World Medical Leaders and the Foundation for the NIH recently announced the online publication of the first of what may become a series of broadcast roundtable discussions on pressing medical matters led by NIH physicians.

The pilot program, "Stroke: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment," is jointly presented by FNIH and World Medical Leaders, a multimedia distance learning company. It is available for viewing, at no charge, at The NIH/FAES designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

The stroke program was moderated by Dr. Steven Warach, chief of the section on stroke diagnostics and therapeutics and senior investigator at NINDS, and included three other scientists. The discussion is aimed at neurologists, internists and emergency physicians interested in learning about new advances in the prevention, identification and treatment of stroke, but will be of interest to any physician who deals with stroke.

The initial discussion will be used to build awareness of the prospective series in the physician community. If enough interest is generated, more roundtable discussions on other key subjects will follow.

World Medical Leaders is an Internet-based, multimedia medical communications company created by and for physicians. It was founded with the goals of enhancing the practice of medicine and improving healthcare worldwide.

Learn To Speak on Job, Present Yourself

Professional men and women at all levels are often challenged to make formal and informal presentations both within and outside the organization. Frequently, career success is linked to an ability to speak to others. A 3-day workshop will help you prepare to speak confidently and effectively in any platform, such as a conference table, panel interview or face-to-face interaction. The course will provide as much speaking practice as time will allow, offer in-depth feedback and help build skills. The class will be presented Aug. 12 and 14. Call 496-6211 for more information.

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