Thursday, April 24, 2008

PSR Brings Iranian Docs and Chem Weapons Survivors to U.S.

When I said I heart Physicians for Social Responsibility on Valentines Day, I meant it. And they are proving again why everyone should heart them. From April 27-May 9, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) will host Iranian physicians Dr. Shahriar Khateri and Dr. Mohammadreza Soroush to discuss the impacts of war on the Iranian people and encourage diplomacy as a means toward better relations between the two countries.

Drs. Khateri and Soroush have worked for more than two decades with survivors of chemical weapons attacks in Iran. Joining them will be two of those survivors to discuss the aftermath of ongoing conflicts that have left entire families injured and killed thousands of other Iranians.

The group will participate in medical grand rounds and public forums in Cambridge, Boston, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, DC. An exhibit depicting the impacts of chemical weapons will accompany the tour and will be on public display in each of the tour cities. The Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran (CASMII, an American NGO) will join PSR in hosting the Iranian visitors.

A full schedule of events will be posted on the Campaign for a New American Policy on Iran Calendar of Events by tomorrow.

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