AU-vetmed

11/5/97

Bob Lowry (lowrygr@mail.auburn.edu)

WILD KINGDOM'S JIM FOWLER CANCELS AUBURN VETMED ADDRESS

AUBURN -- Jim Fowler, former host of TV's Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, has canceled his appearance at the 90th Annual Conference for Veterinarians hosted by Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine, starting Friday.

Fowler had been scheduled to be the keynote speaker Friday morning. The three-day conference is expected to draw more than 1,000 veterinarians and veterinary students. Most of the conference's activities will be at the AU Hotel and Conference Center.

One of the key speakers will be 1985 AU veterinary medicine graduate Joel Williams, who is epidemic intelligence officer with the Air Force's Biomedical Science Corps. Williams has traveled around the world investigating reported outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases, such as Ebola and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.

The Auburn conference will also feature five guest speakers from other universities as well as presentations from more than 50 AU faculty members over the three days.

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