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    The Ivory Coast -- and on Monday (22 November) President Felix Houphouet-Boigny opened the fourth Abidjan Medical Conference at the Hotel Ivoire Congress Palace.

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    The Ivory Coast -- and on Monday (22 November) President Felix Houphouet-Boigny opened the fourth Abidjan Medical Conference at the Hotel Ivoire Congress Palace.

    SYNOPSIS: President of the conference was Professor Andre Lemaire, Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Medicine, and over 650 leading members of the medical profession took part, including 200 form the Ivory Coast. Before the serious business started there was a colourful welcome for the delegates, provided by Ivory Coast traditional dancers.

    President Houphouet-Boigny was accompanied by the French Health Minister, Madame Simone Veil as he entered the conference hall for the opening ceremony. The Ivory Coast Head of State began his working life as a doctor. Professor Koffi Allangba, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the Ivory Coast National University, made one of the inaugural speeches.

    He was followed by Madame Veil, who had earlier been invested with membership of the Ivory Coast National Order. Most of the papers discussed at the conference concerned diseases affecting the liver and spleen. A third topic, cardiology, was also chosen because the conference coincided with the inauguration by President Houphouet-Boigny of a Cardiological Institute based at Triechville Hospital. Several organisations such as the Paris Anatomical Society, the Biochemical Society, the Association of Dental Surgeons and the World Association of French Speaking Doctors took part in the conference.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9VWW72ZT4JYH3LH6E3IJ3169Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA9VWW72ZT4JYH3LH6E3IJ3169Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/11/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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