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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Genna M. Viozzi
Phone: (215) 238-6342
Anita Brikman, who has brought insight and clarity to difficult issues as WPVI - 6 ABC's medical reporter for more than a decade, will be the speaker at a joint meeting of the Medical-Legal and Bar-News Media committees on Friday, April 21. The event begins at 12 p.m. in the 11th Fl. Conference Center. The event is free, but RSVP is required. Lunch can be purchased for $7.50.
Brikman's "HealthCheck" segments have covered a variety of topics important to the health of individuals and families, including recent segments on avian flu, prescription drug recalls and mercury contamination in fish. Following the devastating tsunami of December 2004, she traveled to Indonesia to chronicle a medical relief mission undertaken by local physicians. In the fall of 2005, she presented two half-hour specials on 6ABC: "Heritage of Hope: 150 Years of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia," and "BodyWorlds."
Brikman, a Summa Cum Laude of Miami University in Ohio, worked at various television stations in Indiana and Ohio before joining the 6 ABC Action News team in 1994.
To register for this event, call Dawn Burger at (215) 238-6367; or register online.