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<br /> <br /> <br /> ASA 2008 Annual Meeting Highlights<br /> Missed the Rovenstine or Transitional Science lectures last year?<br /> Now is your chance to see and hear these engaging presentations<br /> along with 25 others from the ASA 2008 Annual Meeting held in<br /> Orlando. Select individual courses or buy the entire set to earn<br /> up to 26 CME credits. 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