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  A group of 11 United States emergency medicine experts is in
  Nova Scotia this week to review the history, progress and future
  of emergency medicine and to make recommendations to the U.S.
  Department of Transportation.

  Health Minister Ron Stewart, as honorary chair of the
  committee, is hosting the three-day event. Dr. Mike Murphy,
  commissioner of Emergency Health Services Nova Scotia, is a
  special guest of the committee.

  "These people are definitive experts in all aspects of
  emergency medicine and are considered international celebrities
  in this field," says Dr. Stewart. "Their presence here gives us
  the opportunity to present our plans and ideas for Nova Scotia's
  system. We can get feedback and consultation of the highest

  He added that the report of this group will chart the course of
  emergency health services well into the next century, and their
  deliberations will eventually impact on emergency medicine
  systems throughout the world.

  The Health Department is also taking advantage of their
  presence to provide them with information on the health system
  in Nova Scotia and opportunities for physicians in the province.
  During their stay, contacts are being fostered with hospitals
  and institutions represented by the delegates.

  Local sponsors, most notably, Tri-Star Industries of Yarmouth,
  have been given this opportunity to showcase their products to
  delegates. Tri-Star, one of the top ambulance manufacturers in
  Canada, is supplying the Department of Health with 150
  ambulances over the next 22 months to replace Nova Scotia's
  aging fleet.

  Delegates arrived in Halifax yesterday and were given a tour of
  Province House before their first dinner meeting. Formal
  discussions continue today and tomorrow.


  Contact: Chris Hansen   902-424-5925

  trp                       Oct. 18, 1995