Collegium Aesculapium, an organization of physicians who believe in the philosophies of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will honor two men May 5 for their contributions to medicine.
Dr. Henry J. Heimlech and A. E. Thrasher will be honored at the collegium's sixth annual meeting May 4-7 in the Monterey Sheraton in Monterey, Calif.Heimlech, who developed a method for saving people from choking known as the Heimlech maneuver, will receive the Distinguished Service Award. He is also the founder and director of the Heimlech Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Thrasher, the recipient of the Humanitarian Award, is recognized for organizing health projects in Third World nations. Founder of the Thrasher Foundation, he has sponsored health-education programs and provided modern medical equipment in underdeveloped countries.
The four-day meeting also includes seminars and workshops directed by leading medical professionals. Dr. Allan H. Nelson, president of the board of trustees for the American Medical Association, and Claren Oakley, founder of AudioVisual Digest, are among scheduled speakers.
For registration or further information call the Collegium Aesculapium at (801) 378-7443.