ORANGE COUNTY MENSA 

                          WELCOMES YOU 

                               TO

                     MENSA GENERAL HOSPITAL

                        August 9-11, 2002

                    Holiday Inn - Costa Mesa







                     MENSA GENERAL HOSPITAL
                        August 9-11, 2002

Welcome to Mensa General Hospital. In order to make your stay 
with us as pleasant as possible, there are things that you should 
know. Hospitals have rules, you know!

Almost every one of us has been in or around hospitals. If you've 
been lucky so far and never been a patient, don't hold your 
breath that it will never happen to you. Get ready. We're here to 
help you prepare.

Hospitals have food. Usually pretty awful food. But we are 
different. We have incredible food. We feed our patients as if 
Arthur Andersen is auditing our books and insurance companies 
blindly write reimbursement checks. Just check out the CATHETERIA 
and fill your tummies. Nobody around here is NPO this weekend.

Patients have diagnoses ... and if you want to play, pick one up 
(there is no requirement to participate in our Hospital theme; 
and you'll find numerous non-themed events in the program). No 
fair looking first -- we have fair infection rules around here. 
In order to cure your disease (and get a PRIZE at the Gift 
Shoppe), you will need treatment. And have we ever got 
treatments. We believe that you must be part of your own case 
management, so you are allowed to help with your own course of 
treatment.  Treatment assignments are available in Ward 60. It 
takes a total of SEVEN treatment hours to beat your disease. Of 
course, as Mensans, you may be able to manage some of these tasks 
in far less than 60 minutes. Ask a Doctor to put a special hole 
punch in your diagnosis card each time you complete a treatment. 
When you have seven of them, report to Ward 60 and pick up your 
reward at the Gift Shoppe. 

Complications! If you misbehave, you may experience a 
COMPLICATION. We have "special treatments" to cure those with 
complications. We also have special prizes if you survive your 
treatment. Ward 60 Gift Shoppe is the place! 

Throughout the weekend, there may be CODES. Code Blue! Code 
Yellow! Code Brown! Code Red! Code Soup! (Oh, wait a second. 
There is no Code Soup at Mensa General Hospital!) If you get 
bored, call your own code. 

There is NO FONDLING of Candy Stripers allowed.

Doctors are dressed in white lab coats. Warning: Do NOT let them 
operate on you. But if you want to ask them questions, go ahead. 
But here's another warning: If it's a DUMB question, (s)he might 
give you a complication. Tee hee hee.

MEDI-BUCKS -- you NEED medi-bucks if you want to swipe stuff 
(okay, win it) from the Supply Room and take it home with you. 
There are LOTS of ways to earn them. Nurse Anita Retest has put 
together a fabulous Treasure Chest  She wants to show her chest 
off to you! Look at it. Touch it. Win it! The supply room list is 
in your Admissions envelope.

Speakers! I don't care what your diagnosis is, Bub. Be 
respectful! 

Now go out there are break a leg. On second thought .....


Doctor Bakktor








                           WATCH FOR:

NECK -OR- FEEL-YA
An informal demonstration of "giving neck."  Beards should be 
non-scratchy.  Time and location to be announced.


CASINO DEALER TRAINING
Want to deal at the Casino Saturday night?  Watch for signs; 
you'll need training if you've not done it before.


                           ALL WEEKEND

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Games Room - Ongoing Scrabble, Palabra, Puzzles etc.
Sign up for Bridge and Hearts Tournaments in Occupational 
Therapy, any time until tournament (9 pm Saturday).


WARD 60 (TREATMENT ROOM)
There will be various patient therapy events throughout the 
weekend.  A schedule will be posted.


                             FRIDAY

MEDICAL HISTORY MIXER
COOKIE BAKKE
Friday, 3-4pm, Catheteria

Start the RG by greeting old friends and meeting new ones.


ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
DR. GUSTAVO ALVA, MD
Friday, 4pm, Operating Theater

Abstract: Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is the most common of the non 
reversible dementias encountered in the clinical setting.  Over 
the past ten years many advances have come to pass in offsetting 
the gradual progressive decline associated with multiple domains 
in it (including: cognition, day to day function and behavior).  
Although no cure exists at the present time, much investigative 
work has elucidated effective ways of countering the 
pathophysiological underpinnings associated with it.  Specific 
mechanisms of action regarding indispensable neurotransmission 
and likely treatment targets for the future will be discussed to 
slow down the decline with AD and other dementias.  

Dr. Alva is a psychiatrist who is board certified by the American 
Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Currently he is Deputy 
Director of the Clinical Research Division at UCI's College of 
Medicine.  Dr. Alva is also president of the Orange County 
Psychiatric Society and Director of the Schizophrenia and Bipolar 
Outpatient Clinic at UCI.  


HEALTHCARE CARE MATTERS
FELIX SCHWARZ, MA, MPH
Friday, 4pm, Intensive Care

Executive Director of the Health Care Council of Orange County, 
Felix Anton will talk about the state of our dysfunctional health 
care non-system as he sees it, and particularly the situation 
here in Orange County.  He seeks to persuade as many as possible 
that the only rational solution to these huge problems is 
universal health insurance.  Of course the current economic and 
political climate and the incredible revelations of malfeasance 
by "Big Business" constitute the setting for the hijacking of our 
health care dollars.  

Having earned two Master's degrees at U.C. Berkeley University, 
Felix Schwarz spent the next seven years on the staff of the 
California Medical Association, where he was Director of the 
Department of Health Education and Scientific Programs.  He 
subsequently worked as a consultant in health systems planning 
and quality assurance for a variety of government agencies.  
After retiring in 1995 he accepted his position with the Health 
Care Council where he manages a coalition of more than 100 
health-related organizations, and edits a newsletter entitled 
Health Care Matters.


FOOT REFLEXOLOGY WORKSHOP
BUD HARMES
Friday, 5pm, Location to be announced

Introduction to foot reflexology and demonstration of the areas 
of the foot (nerve endings) which affect the rest of the body.  
Mr. Harmes will do some hands on demos.  Please bring a small 
towel if you wish to participate.

Bud Harmes is a member of the American Reflexology Certification 
Board and the Reflexology Association of California.  He holds a 
certificate in advanced massage therapy from the California 
College of Physical Arts.  


NEWER STRATEGIES FOR HEART DISEASE RISK ASSESSMENT
NATHAN WONG, PhD, F.A.C.C.
Friday, 5pm, Annex

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death both in men and 
women.  Traditional means for assessing one's risk or extent of 
heart disease, such as use of total cholesterol measurements for 
determining risk, or coronary angiography to determine arterial 
blockage fails to identify many persons who are destined to 
suffer heart attacks or death from coronary heart disease.  
Global risk assessment using a combination of easily determined 
risk factors, in addition to screening for subclinical disease 
(such as coronary calcium by a "heartscan") has been proposed as 
a means to more accurately assess one's risk of future heart 
disease events.  In addition, there is a growing interest in 
measurement of novel risk factors such as  inflammatory markers 
such as C-reactive protein, homocysteine, and special  lipid 
markers.  The strength of evidence and utility of these 
approaches  will be reviewed, as well as what recommendations can 
be made that are appropriate.

Dr. Wong is a native of Southern California, and has lived in 
Orange County since 1963.  He graduated from Pomona College with 
a BA in Chemistry.  He received his MPH and PhD in Epidemiology 
from Yale University.  His present positions include Director, 
Heart Disease Prevention Program, UCI; Associate Adjunct 
Professor, Division of Cardiology, UCI; Associate Adjunct 
Professor, Department of Epidemiology, UCLA; Fellow, American 
Heart Association, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention; 
Fellow, American College of Cardiology.  He has been the 
recipient of many honors and is the author of 54 publications.


STEAK & LOBSTER DINNER
Friday, 6pm-8pm,  Speaker Rooms
Catheteria closed, reopens 8pm-1am


DIAGNOSIS:  MILDEW
TERRY BLACK
Friday, 8pm, After Dinner

Don't miss our rib-tickling, medical-themed original play, 
DIAGNOSIS: MILDEW, written by, for and about Mensans, stuffed 
enema-tight with cornball jokes guaranteed to leave you in 
stitches!  Join our thespian cut-ups for sixty fun-filled minutes 
of moaners and groaners, performed on-stage for the first and 
(please God) only time - DON'T MISS IT! 


SCAR PARTY
THEA OLSEN & JEANNIE DIETZ
Friday, 9pm, Intensive Care

Once upon a time, during the Bankrupt RG, Eric Halasz decided to 
get a group together to savor some cigars.  His comments were 
overheard by Jeannie Dietz, although she thought Eric was talking 
about scars, not cigars.  Soon, paper and pencils were put to the 
task of documenting our own deformations of the dermis.  Some of 
the original documentation will be on display for inspiration.  
Come join us and document your deepist dermal secrets.


CODE BROWN - CHOCOLATE FANTASY
Friday, 9-10pm, Catheteria


SUPPLY ROOM INVENTORY
CATHY BOON
Friday 9pm - 10pm, Location to be announced


PUZZLES
NIKKI FREY
Friday, 10 - 11:30pm, Intensive Care

LA Mensan Nikki Frey presents Nikki's Puzzles.  Not too hard, not 
too easy--just right! And that goes for the puzzles, too! 
Everybody loves a challenge that engrosses the mind - once you 
get started, you don't want to stop! Winners get prizes.  The 
puzzles are cute and clever, and so are the prizes!


CHARADES
BARBARA LYTLE
Friday, 10pm, Operating Theater

Don't know how to play? Doesn't matter, written directions will 
be provided. Shy? No problem, come and watch and join the 
laughter.  This is the friendliest game in town. No teams, no 
time limits and help is offered.  All titles are movies and will 
be provided.  If you haven't heard of the turkey movie you are 
trying to guess, even a brief description is available.  
Guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles.  Any klutz can be a 
star in this game.


FISHBOWL
STEVE MASON & COOKIE BAKKE
Friday, 11pm, Radiology

Write down your sexiest thoughts and questions and drop them into 
the FishBowl.  Then listen as they are discussed by the audience.  
It's simple, it's fun, it's educational. Compare yourself to the 
rest of the group and find out if you're really all that weird.  

This session will be facilitated in a lively, no holds barred, 
take no prisoners fashion by longtime OCM's Steve Mason and 
Cookie Bakke.


TERRY BLACK'S CHILLING TALES
TERRY BLACK
Friday, 12m, Intensive Care

Feel like a ripping good yarn?  Terry Black scares up some of his 
creepiest tales, for a rabid reading that'll have you howling for 
more!  Not for the faint of heart, Terry's toothsome tales will 
be read by the author, uncensored and unsavory.  It's everything 
a fright fan could axe for...EEEYAH HAH HAH!


                            SATURDAY

BREAKFAST
Saturday, 7am- 9am, Catheteria


IF YOU'RE SO SMART, WHY ARE YOU AFRAID TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC?
JODI BERNSTEIN
Saturday, 9am, Intensive Care

In addition to being an Area Governor for Toastmasters 
International, Jodi Bernstein is also the founder of VIP Topics 
Speakers Bureau. She specializes in booking motivational speakers 
for corporate events. Visit her website at www.viptopics.com 

Without communication and leadership skills, it would be 
difficult to excel professionally and personally. In 
Toastmasters, you will learn these skills...but there is a fear 
factor to consider. Come share your brilliance at this session.  
It is your turn to speak!


EXTREME LONGEVITY:  HOW?
PETER VOSS
Saturday, 9am, Operating Theater

There's a lot we can do to dramatically improve our chances of 
living extremely long (yet healthy and youthful) lives. Each 
socio-economic and age group has its own particular risk profile 
of premature and accidental death. They include financial, 
environmental, occupational, psychological, medical/ health, and 
other lifestyle factors that are often more under our control 
than we like to acknowledge. Going beyond these basic choices, 
this talk will also explore the most effective known (and 
workable!) method for retarding the aging process: CRON - Calorie 
Restriction with Optimal Nutrition. Finally, we will look at 
Cryonics, the ultimate, cool safety-net. Are you dying to avoid 
these issues?

Mensan Peter Voss is an entrepreneur with a background in 
electronics, computer systems, software, and management. He has a 
keen interest in cognitive science and the interrelationship 
between philosophy, psychology, ethics and computer science. For 
the past few years he has been researching artificial general 
intelligence, and recently started a company to develop a highly 
adaptive, general-purpose AI engine. He considers himself an 
Extropian, and is actively involved in futurism, free-market 
ideas, and extreme life-extension.


HEALTH CARE FRAUD AND ABUSE
LINDA VINCENT, RN, PI
Saturday, 10am, Intensive Care

This presentation will address the many aspects of health care 
fraud, what it is, how big is the problem, the kinds of fraud, 
applicable legislation and enforcement, and related websites.  

Linda Vincent is a registered nurse and private investigator, 
owner of Vincent & Associates. Experience includes active nursing 
in a variety of fields including emergency room, forensic 
psychiatry, and drug rehab as well as insurance investigations, 
hospital audits and managed care contracting.  


TREATING SERIOUS DEPRESSION
MARK ZETIN, MD
Saturday, 10am, Operating Theater

Dr. Zetin's talk will focus on current diagnostic evaluation, 
drug treatment, and psychotherapeutic approaches to treating 
major depression and bipolar affective disorder.

Mensan Mark Zetin, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice in 
Garden Grove, formerly full-time Clinical Professor on the UCI 
Medical Center faculty, and author of The Psychopharmacology 
Sourcebook. He specializes in psychopharmacology of mood and 
anxiety disorders in adults.


TOE TAGGING
TOM STREETER
Saturday, 10am, Radiology

Tom Streeter, Southern California Mensa's self-proclaimed finest 
foot fetishist, provides the toe tags, and the arts and crafts 
supplies needed to decorate them. Perhaps he'll also provide some 
nail polish and other nail decorating accoutrements. You provide 
the artistry.  Maybe you'll use your own toes as the work piece, 
maybe you'll use those of "a friend." No lewd conduct or 
perverts, please. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parent 
or guardian.


VIRUSES AS BIOTERROR WEAPONS
DONALD FORTHAL, MD
Saturday, 11am, Intensive Care

There is no perfect bioterror weapon. However, several organisms 
have features that make them attractive as weapons, and anthrax 
has recently been used. Of the viruses, smallpox is the most 
important potential bioterror weapon, as it may be in the hands 
of terrorists, is easily disseminated, and has a rather high 
fatality rate. Other viruses, such as Ebola, have very high 
fatality rates, though they are more difficult to spread.  

Dr. Forthal is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of 
Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine College of 
Medicine and Acting Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases.  He 
is also Director, Infectious Diseases Clinic, University of 
California Irvine Medical Center (UCIMC) and Attending Physician, 
Infectious Disease Service, UCIMC.  He has an AB in Linguistics 
from UCLA and an MD from UCI College of Medicine.  He has been 
widely published and has received numerous honors and awards.  


AGING GRACEFULLY
LINDA NELSON, PhD, ABPN
Saturday, 11am, Operating Theater

This talk will focus on what it takes to age successfully and 
enjoy good quality of life. Some of the common health and mental 
health problems of aging will be discussed. We will also take a 
look at what types of memory problems are caused by Alzheimer's 
disease compared to memory loss as a part of normal aging.

Linda D. Nelson is Associate Professor of Neurology and 
Psychiatry at UCI, where she has been on the faculty for over 14 
years. She is a neuropsychologist by training and is Vice Chair 
of the Neurology department. Her research focus is on Alzheimer's 
dementia in terms of assessment and diagnosis. She has a great 
deal of experience working with older adults and is Director of 
the Successful Aging Program at UCI.  She is also Associate 
Editor of  "Psychological Assessment."


MASSAGE
SHANNAN STEARNS
Saturday, 11am, Radiology

Sore neck?  Sore Back?  Come learn about "hands on healing" and 
"massage therapy."  Victims, uh volunteers, needed!


LUNCH
Saturday, 12-1:30pm, Catheteria


HALLUCINOGENIC DRUGS
JOHN M. RINGMAN, MD
Saturday, 1pm, Intensive Care

In this talk Dr. Ringman will discuss hallucinations and 
hallucinogenic drugs.  He will focus initially on the phenomena 
of hallucinations and then discuss their medical causes.  He will 
then talk about different hallucinogenic drugs used 
recreationally, addressing similarities and differences between 
them. Samples will not be provided.  

Dr. Ringman is an assistant clinical professor in behavioral 
neurology at the UCI Medical Center Department of Neurology and a 
Staff Neurologist at the Long Beach VA Medical Center.  His 
undergraduate degree is a B.A., Highest honors, Neurobiology and 
Psychology.  His MD is from the McGill Faculty of Medicine.  He 
has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has many 
publications to his credit.


HUMANE SOCIETY AND THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY
MARK GOLDSTEIN, DVM
Saturday, 1pm, Operating Theater

Dr. Mark Goldstein, President of the Humane Society of San Diego, 
will speak to us about who they are and what they do.  Many 
people are very surprised when they hear what a humane society's 
scope is.  He will talk about how their activities impact the 
circle of violence in our society, pet-assisted therapy programs, 
and how animals contribute to the well being of individuals and 
families.

Before joining the San Diego Humane Society, Dr. Goldstein served 
as vice president of the San Francisco SPCA.  He has also worked 
in the corporate sector overseeing the design and implementation 
of specially engineered aquatic life systems for zoos, aquariums 
and research and educational institutions. He has served as a top 
administrator for various wildlife institutions throughout his 
career.  Dr. Goldstein, who holds a doctorate of veterinary 
medicine from Cornell University, has published several articles 
related to animal welfare in newspapers, magazines and veterinary 
medical journals.


TOP 40 MUSIC QUIZ
ROBERT SAVENYE
Saturday, 1pm, Radiology

Do you recognize the hit top 40 music of the last 50 years?  If 
you can identify songs and the artists who recorded them from 
hearing short segments of them, you'll do well on this quiz.  
Hints and trivia about the songs may be provided, along with 
prizes for the winners.

Mensan Robert Savenye is a repeat winner of similar quizzes put 
on by Rick Jones at various RG's.  He thought he'd take this idea 
and create his own quiz, only a little easier and in 
chronological order!


TREASURE HUNT
CATHY BOON
Saturday, 2pm - 4pm, Lobby/Bar Area

Cathy's back this year with more puzzles to solve, items to find, 
and prizes to win!  Bring a team of 4 members or just show up and 
we'll find a team for you.  And, yes, the puzzles are easier than 
last year!


END OF LIFE DECISIONS:   WILL YOU HAVE A CHOICE?
RICHARD MACDONALD, M.D.
Saturday, 2pm, Intensive Care

President,  World  Federation of Right to Die Societies,  Medical 
Director, Hemlock Society USA.

Born in Edmonton, Canada, Dr. MacDonald received his M.D. from 
the University of Alberta in 1952.  After military service, 
MacDonald was a general practitioner in Calgary until 1965 when 
he was seduced by the warmer climes of California.  He attributes 
his approach to end of life care to having practiced medicine for 
twenty years before life-supporting technology existed.   He soon 
recognized inappropriate use of ventilators in chronic illness to 
prolong dying instead of improving quality of living. MacDonald 
became Medical Director of the Hemlock Society in 1993.  In his 
presentation he will describe how he provides information, advice 
and support to those seeking a peaceful, speedy and sure dying 
process when faced with an illness from which there is no 
possible recovery.


LASERS AND OPTICS IN MEDICINE
BRIAN JET-FEI WONG PhD, MD
Saturday, 2pm, Operating Theater

Recent Advances in Lasers and Optics in Medicine

Over the past twenty years, the transfer of optical technology 
developed for the defense and telecommunications industry has had 
an enormous impact on medicine and biology.  There has been an 
explosion of both novel therapeutic and diagnostic applications, 
many of which were developed at the UC Irvine Beckman Laser 
Institute.  These new techniques and devices are now being 
clinically evaluated, and could potentially revolutionize many 
areas of medicine - including imaging, cancer treatment, and 
surgery.

A native of California, Dr. Wong received his Bachelor of Science 
in Biomedical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude from the University of 
Southern California, his MD from The Johns Hopkins University 
School of Medicine and a PhD in Medical Physics from The 
University of Amsterdam. He is an Associate Professor at The 
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  at The 
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Clinic, UCI College of 
Medicine, and at The Whitaker Foundation Center Biomedical 
Engineering.  He is also Consultant Surgeon for Surgical Service 
at Long Beach Veteran's Administration Medical Center.  


RVC RAP SESSION
BARBARA LYTLE
Saturday, 2pm, Radiology

Mensa politics at its least painful.  Your RVC Barbara Lytle is 
here to put to bed the some of those rumors about what  "THEY" 
are doing with our money.  Bring your questions, concerns, 
complaints and ideas.  Want to get something done in Mensa?  This 
is the place to find out how to do it.


OENOPHILE SUPPORT GROUP (WINE TASTING)
SARAH WHITTENBERG
Saturday, 3pm, Intensive Care

The moderate consumption of wine has been proven to be a part of 
a program to lead to overall better health. How can you make it 
work for you? Let's taste our way to longevity! Focus will be on 
wines from France, with a dabbling of domestic as well. NOTE: 
THIS IS A WINE TASTING EVENT.  PARTICIPANTS MUST BE 21 OR OLDER.

Sarah Whittenberg is a certified member of the Court of Master 
Sommeliers. In addition to her work as a broker for the Henry 
Wine Group, she also works as a wine writer, lecturer and 
consultant.  Sarah is also a 10-year member of Orange County 
Mensa.


HOLISTIC INTEGRATED HEALTHCARE - BLENDING THE ADVANCED SCIENCE OF 
WESTERN MEDICINE WITH TREATMENT ALTERNATIVES BASED ON ANCIENT AND 
INNOVATIVE HEALTH TECHNIQUES
PETER J. MURAN, MD
Saturday, 3pm, Operating Theater

Health has many facets.  Optimal function of the physical body is 
influenced by the well being of the mind and spirit.  Holistic 
health care considers the whole of the person and blends the best 
of Western medicine with advances in bio-chemical research, 
nutrition and alternative treatment modalities.  Dr. Muran will 
discuss the efficacy of holistic medicine and how the blending of 
approaches can achieve optimal health.

Peter J. Muran, MD recognized during his 20 years as a medical 
doctor that Western medicine does not always address the 
important aspects of mind/body/spirit, which influence individual 
health. In addition, traditional medical care does not bring 
together all the modalities available for optimal health, 
including advances in bio-chemical research, nutrition and 
alternative healing techniques.  At the Longevity Healthcare 
Center, his medical practice seeks to integrate Western medicine 
with ancient and innovative alternatives to achieve optimal 
health and vitality.


CREATIVE BANDAGING
PRISCILLA AKIN
Saturday, 3pm, Radiology

Mensan Priscilla Akin currently works as a mental health 
clinician for chronically mentally ill adults.  She worked as a 
marine biologist for 17 years before going back to school and 
getting a master's degree in mental and family therapy. She's 
also a registered art therapist.

We will have casting material, bandages, feathers, sequins, paint 
and glitter.  There will be a contest for the most creative 
bandaging and cast decorations.


FREQUENCY ASSISTED HEALING
DAVE FELT
Saturday, 4pm, Intensive Care

Frequency techniques have been used since the 1930's in the 
relief from various diseases. Dave Felt introduces the concept of 
Frequency Modulated Plasma Lamps and their possible benefits to 
healing.   Why haven't we heard more about this interesting 
technology, what does the newer version of this technology do, 
and how does it work (or does it work?)

Longtime Mensan Dave Felt is an engineer in the Plasma Physics 
Lab at Caltech.


PHEROMONES AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
JIM KOHL
Saturday, 4pm, Operating Theater

Recent reports from human studies show that pheromones influence 
our behavior as much as they influence behavior in other mammals.  
Those who think that physical attraction is primarily based upon 
visual input are wrong. Examples of behaviors readily 
acknowledged to be driven by odors will be provided, as well as 
examples of some less familiar behaviors that most people do not 
think are driven by odors.  Audience members will learn more 
about human sexuality in this presentation than they have ever 
learned before.

Mensan James Vaughn Kohl has worked as a clinical laboratory 
scientist for twenty-six years, and devoted more than fourteen 
years to researching the relationship between odors and human 
sexual behavior.  He is the author of The Scent of Eros: 
Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality, which will be re-released 
later this summer in paperback. Since 1996, he has maintained 
www.pheromones.com as an information resource about his book and 
about developments in olfactory research. His most recent peer-
reviewed journal publication won an award for the best paper 
linking neuroendocrinology and ethology.


CONTRACEPTION IN THE NEAR FUTURE
MATT COOPER
Saturday, 5pm, Operating Theater

Mensan Matt Cooper looks at the very slow evolution of birth 
control technology.  He examines what products are now on the way 
as well as what processes are likely to be developed in the near 
future.  Also included will be a look at the possible 
interactions of these new technologies with politics, religion, 
world population growth, disease and the HIV epidemic.

Matt is a former health education teacher for Planned Parenthood, 
The Orange County Resource Center, and other groups, and has been 
involved in population-related efforts for over twenty years.


SUPPLY ROOM INVENTORY
CATHY BOON
Saturday, 5pm- 6pm, Location to be announced


MARGARITAS AT THE MORGUE
KRISTINE CALITRI & TOM STREETER
Saturday, 5pm, Catheteria

Join Kristine Calitri, Goddess of the Margarita, for a little 
full-body anesthesia. Better make that a lot of full-body 
anesthesia, you dumb stiff, because stiff is how you're gonna be 
when we stick you into the body bag. Cabana Boy Jaime-Roberto 
Avenida helps serve the stuff.

DINNER
6pm - 8pm

Sign up for dinners at local restaurants, snacks only in 
hospitality.


PRE-MEDICATED HUMOR
RICHARD LEDERER
Saturday, 8pm, Operating Theater

Richard Lederer, longtime BULLETIN language columnist and a 
featured speaker at the recent AG, explores the lighter side of 
medical language and lore -- jest for the health of it.


CASINO
Saturday, 8pm - 12am, Speaker Rooms

Come try your luck at our gaming tables


BRIDGE and HEARTS TOURNAMENTS
Saturday, 9pm, Occupational Therapy


CRYONIC CONFECTIONS
Saturday, 10pm - 11pm, Catheteria
Make your own ice cream sundaes.


SUPPLY ROOM INVENTORY
CATHY BOON
Saturday, 10pm - 11pm, Location to be announced


EL DIABLO ENFERMERIA
JOHNNY AUTOMATIC AND MRS. FUJI
Saturday, 12m, Location to be announced

Join Drs. Automatic & Fuji as they diagnose your illness and 
provide the cure.  Pills, potions, and "physical" therapy for all 
the good patients.  El Diablo Enfermeria will be followed by THE 
HOSPITAL GOWN CONTEST - not for the faint of heart.


                             SUNDAY

BREAKFAST
Sunday, 7am - 9am, Catheteria


THE HUMAN SIDE OF HOSPICE
DIANA M. HERSHEY, RN
Sunday, 9am, Radiology

Working in Hospice is more then a vocation, it is an avocation.  
This session will capture the essence of the hospice philosophy 
through lecture, original music, and personal stories.  Audience 
participation through Q & A will be encouraged.

Diana M. Hershey, RN, CHPN (certified hospice and palliative 
nurse) is Director of Nursing of the Wells House Hospice Program.  
She is president of the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Assoc. of 
Greater Los Angeles and Orange County (HPNA), and a certified 
educator of the End of Life Nursing Education Consortium and 
Certified Educator for the Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse 
Generalist.


PALABRA TOURNAMENT
ED YOU
Sunday, 9am-12n, Occupational Therapy

Palabra is a creative cross between Scrabble and poker ... with 
several twists.  You can score by forming a word, a straight (an 
alphabetical sequence), a flush (5 cards in one color/suit), 
building on another's word or straight, or presenting 6 or 7 
vowels.   A small word or straight can be worth 200 points or 
more ... but beware.  Others can steal any part of that 200 
points or cancel it completely.  Still, luck is involved and 
scoring is wonderfully diverse.  An average game takes 30-40 
minutes.  For the tournament: (1) if you already know how to 
play, it will only take 1.5 hours, (2) If you don't know how to 
play it will take about 2+ hours, (3) Late arrivals are okay and 
will be coupled together, (4) You may compete twice in the 3 hour 
timeframe.  Pre-tournament instruction and practice will be 
ongoing in the game room.  Tournament winners will be awarded a 
prize.  

Ed You is an LA based clinical pharmacist, a 
singer/actor/director and now a entrepreneur.  He's been a member 
of LA Mensa since 1985.


MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LITIGATION ISSUES
CRAIG DONAHUE
Sunday, 10am, Intensive Care

Mr. Donahue completed his undergraduate education at UCLA and UC 
Berkeley (AB Philosophy). In 1977 he graduated from Loyola School 
of Law and became a member of the California State Bar. He is 
also authorized to practice in Central, Southern and Northern 
Districts of the Federal Court, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Mr. Donahue has been with the Law Offices of Michael Thomas since 
January of 1983, and a partner since 1988, primarily handling 
medical malpractice cases and all varieties of cases arising from 
Los Angeles County medical facilities, also including civil 
rights cases and employment discrimination/harassment/retaliation 
cases.


ALTERNATIVE MEDICINES TOXICOLOGY:  HERBS
DR. JEFFREY SUCHARD
Sunday, 10am, Operating Theater

Herbal medical remedies are growing in popularity.  Consumers and 
physicians alike know very little about herbal toxicities.  The 
lecturer will discuss the potential adverse effects of these 
essentially unregulated herbs and other so-called "dietary 
supplements."

Dr. Suchard attended UCLA Medical School, followed by a residency 
in Emergency Medicine at University of Connecticut. He received a 
fellowship in Medical Toxicology in Phoenix Arizona. He is 
currently Attending Physician in the Department of Emergency 
Medicine at University of California Irvine Medical Center, 
Director of Medical Toxicology, and Assistant Clinical Professor 
of Emergency Medicine.


MYERS - BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPES
LYNDA KAY
Sunday, 11am, Operating Theater

Do you prefer working in a group or by yourself?  Do you make 
important decisions with your head or your heart?  Understand 
your personal preferences, energy source, information gathering, 
decision making, and lifestyle/work patterns.  Lynda Kay will 
present a brief description of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator 
(MBTI) preferences and associated temperaments.  She will also 
provide information to help you estimate your own type.

Lynda Kay is a life member of Mensa and thinks it is a great 
place for Introverts to play.  Her personality type (ISTJ) is 
relatively rare in Mensa, but very common in the Department of 
Defense where she has worked for over 26 years.  She has a 
master's degree in Counseling Psychology and uses the MBTI in 
workshops to enhance team building, communication and career 
planning.


WANNA BUY SOME DRUGS?  (NO! LEGAL ONES!)
ROBERT SAVENYE
Sunday, 11am, Intensive Care

Why are drugs so expensive? A non-technical presentation with 
stories about where new drugs come from, what's involved in 
developing them for market and the science and chemistry behind 
it.  Hear how aspirin was discovered and how this relates to 
heroin!  Hear how Botox(tm) (an Allergan product) came to be.  

Robert Savenye is a Mensan and a chemist who has worked for the 
last eleven years in the R & D department of Allergan, a 
pharmaceutical company.


SUPPLY ROOM INVENTORY
CATHY BOON
Sunday, 11am-1pm,  Radiology


MENSA TESTING
VERA-LOUISE PFEIFFER
Sunday, 11:30 am, Location to be announced


LUNCH
Lunch, 12pm - 1pm, Catheteria


RG AWARDS AND SUPPLY ROOM CLEARANCE
Sunday, 1pm - 3pm, Radiology


CATHETERIA CLEANUP






                         THE COMMITTEE:

Chair Cookie Bakke
Co-Chair Russ Bakke
Hospitality Coleen Chamberlain
Hospitality Asst. David Mitchell
Program Sally Rosoff
AudioVisual E.J. Wilburn
Registrar Deb Stone
Treasurer Greg De Hoogh
Treasure Chest Cathy Boon
Volunteer Coord Larry Grannis
Art Director John Olsen
Artwork Will Williamson
Artwork Helen Geerlings
Chief of Gofer Staff Shannan Stearns
Medbudsman Julie Goldsworth
Program Booklet Editor Russ Bakke
Children's Services Dr. Road Dawg
Casino Ken Burke and Tony Vaca


                        ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Program Chair wishes to extend many thanks to Nadia Felix, 
Ovadya Yesodi, E.J. Wilburn, Evelyn Mintz and Russ Bakke for 
their invaluable assistance.

The Treasure Chest Chair thanks Robbie Anderson, Shannan Stearns, 
Cookie Bakke, Randy Bergum, Lynne Bianco, Colleen Chamberlain, 
Nadia Felix, Steve Pastis and Sarah Whittenberg for their 
generous prize donations and Robbie Anderson, Terry Bandaruk, 
Nadia Felix, John Olsen and Sally Rosoff for their assistance in 
purchasing prizes.  

Several local businesses have been most generous with prize 
donations.  Please support them with your patronage throughout 
the coming year.

Ashoka Cuisine of India, Fountain Valley
Backstreet Brewery, Irvine
Florentines Downtown Bar and Grill, Fullerton
Hornblower Cruises, Newport Beach
Mimis Cafe, Anaheim and Costa Mesa
Newport Rib Company, Costa Mesa
Wingnuts, Costa Mesa
21st Century Comics, Fullerton