All of these issues will be addressed in the institute’s medical update series. It will begin Wednesday, October 9, with Kenneth Printenm, M.D., presenting a session on new trends in obesity and surgical options. On Thursday, October 10, Martha Howard, M.D., will discuss alternative medicine as it may apply to psychiatric practice. On Friday, October 11, Herbert Sohn, M.D., will lead a discussion on urological issues of women in transition. The series will conclude on Saturday, October 12, with a discussion by William Werner, M.D., of laboratory investigations and their relevance in psychiatry.