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H. HAFNER Schizophrenia Research Unit, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany The present volume contains the lectures and invited discussions of the sympoÂ sium on "Risk and protective factors in schizophrenia - towards a conceptual model of the disease process", which was held at the International Science Forum of the University of Heidelberg from October 25 to 27, 200l. They are suppleÂ mented by a "Summary and outlook", in which Peter Jones gives a brief overview of the results and perspectives featured in the presentations and discussions. The contributions and discussions reflect the open-minded and creative atmosphere at the meeting. The systematically structured program of the symposium continued the tradition of the Search for the Causes of Schizophrenia symposia, which were th started in 1986 on the occasion of the 600 anniversary of the University of HeiÂ delberg and which are co-organized with Prof. Wagner Farid Gattaz/Sao Paulo. The aim of these symposia and their proceedings volumes [6,8-10] has been to reflect the state of the art in schizophrenia research at their time, and they have successfully done so. In contrast, the present symposium pursued a more limÂ ited objective and was of a different type. It brought together, around a large table at the International Science Forum in Heidelberg, 22 invited speakers and disÂ cussants and an equal number of young scientists working in the research fields in question, who were thus given an opportunity to listen and to participate.
Rachel Gifford, nationally renowned diabetes educator and speaker, shares her story of living with diabetes from both sides of the exam table. A Gift in Wolf's Clothing begins when she diagnoses herself with her older sister's diabetes urine testing kit, and her initial reaction of, "Death makes more sense than trying to live with this disease." Over time she arrives at the conclusion that if she cannot kill herself to escape diabetes, she'll have to learn how to live with it! Living with diabetes takes her into a career of helping people with diabetes to hopefully, have an easier time of it than she did. This is a story of adventurous learning, that will bring you to tears, make you laugh out loud, and help you find your own spirit of tenacity in dealing with the "Wolves" life may have brought your way. "Reading A Gift in Wolf's Clothing has made me a better doctor..." Charles Reasner M.D, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Texas Diabetes Institute, University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio