News Release

October 21, 2004

Contact: Jane Shaskan, 860-679-4777

Pregnancy Planning Is Topic of November 4 Discovery Series

Planning, Reproductive Services, and Early Screening Options

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Couples who are thinking about starting a family or adding to an existing one will hear experts in obstetrics, genetics, and reproductive medicine speak at the next Discovery Series “Planning for Pregnancy in the 21st Century,” Thursday, November 4, 7 to 9 p.m. in Keller Auditorium.

To register (required) for the free program, call 860-679-7692 or 800-535-6232.

UConn Health Center speakers and their topics include:

  • Obstetrics and gynecology specialist Cathleen Campbell, M.D., who will discuss the steps to take when planning for a pregnancy;
  • Lead physician in the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services John Nulsen, M.D., will talk about reproductive medicine and when a couple should consider seeing a specialist in the field. He will also give an overview of in vitro fertilization and information about the latest advanced reproductive services available;
  • James Egan, M.D., chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, will talk about the new technologies and early screening tests currently available.

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