News Release

October 9, 2008

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

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Oct. 28 Discovery Series to Focus on Common G.I. Disorders

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Nearly everyone experiences a gastrointestinal problem at one time or another. Experts at the University of Connecticut Health Center will explore common G.I. disorders at a free Discovery Series program Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The program begins at 7 p.m. in the Keller Auditorium. To register, call 800-535-6232.

John W. Birk, M.D., chief of the Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, and Haleh Vaziri, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, Division of Gastroenterology-Hepatology, will present an overview of common G.I. disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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