WASHINGTON, D.C. - Dr. Robert N. Butler, M.D., a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who serves as president and chief executive officer of the International Longevity Center, will give a luncheon address at Sen. Larry Craig's national health care conference held at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17, in Boise.

Butler won the Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his book "Why Survive? Being Old in America." He is presently working on a book about the "longevity revolution."

Butler joins a distinguished list of speakers who are headed to Idaho for the conference, titled, "The Road to Better Health Care - Medicare and Beyond." Other speakers include the Chief Executive Officer of AARP, Bill Novelli; U.S. Assistant Secretary for Aging, Josephina Carbonnel; the White House's top health care advisor, Doug Badger and the Chairman of the National Governor's Association, Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne.

To register for the health conference go to: http://craig.senate.gov/health2004 or call the Area III Agency on Aging at 1(800) 859-0324. A free lunch is available for those that register.

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