CFV: sci.med.surgery.plastic

Bill Aten votetaker at netagw.com
Fri Mar 1 01:22:25 EST 1996


                     FIRST CALL FOR VOTES (of 2)
              unmoderated group sci.med.surgery.plastic

Newsgroups line:
sci.med.surgery.plastic	Plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Votes must be received by 23:59:59 UTC, 22 Mar 1996.

This vote is being conducted by a neutral third party.  Questions about
the proposed group should be directed to the proponent.

Proponent: Steve Darnaud <hvpsbd at hofstra.edu>
Mentor:    Chris Stone   <cbstone at phoenix.princeton.edu>
Votetaker: Bill Aten <bill at netagw.com>

RATIONALE: sci.med.surgery.plastic

Although there are mailing lists and other sci.med newsgroups which
address different aspects of the medical profession, there is no
usenet-based newsgroup to discuss plastic surgery.

CHARTER: sci.med.surgery.plastic

Sci.med.surgery.plastic is intended to be an unmoderated arena for
discussions relevant to plastic and reconstructive surgery.

This group is created to provide a forum for information, ideas, issues,
and experiences regarding plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Sci.med.surgery.plastic is designed for professionals as well as lay
people, and is anticipated to have a broad interest.

Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:

 - Argon, carbon-dioxide, and copper vapor laser
 - Hemangiomas, vascular malformations, and other birthmarks
 - Procedures, innovations and results in endoscopic, microvascular,
   and other reconstructive surgeries
 - Scars, skin-grafts, breast-implants, etc.
 - Dermabrasion and cryosurgery
 - Cleft lip and palate, craniofacial synostosis and microsomia
 - Other multi-disciplinary sectors - Dermatology, Hematology, and
   Ophthalmology

END CHARTER.

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This CFV has been cross-posted to:
  news.announce.newgroups, news.groups, bionet.announce,
  misc.education.medical, misc.education.science, misc.kids.health,
  sci.med, sci.med.nursing, sci.med.occupational, sci.med.telemedicine



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