The Annenberg Health Communication Forum will continue to examine the interplay between policy, interpersonal communication, and communication technology. In December 1994, physician-sociologist Howard Waitzkin will visit Northwestern University Medical School for a forum entitled "Communicating about Social Problems in Medical Encounters." Dr. Waitzkin's presentation will address how physicians' focus on physical symptoms often fails to address patients' underlying concerns and reinforces the societal problems that cause or aggravate these maladies. In May 1995, the Forum will revisit the topic of telemedicine, this time convening a roundtable on the implications of emerging regulatory policies for communication technology in medicine. The participants will consider a very timely issue: now that the technology exists, what are the barriers to using it? The roundtable will be held at The Annenberg Washington Program in Washington, D.C., and, by virtue of a real-time video link, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. These events will be summarized in next year's report on the Annenberg Health Communication Forum.