News Release

January 19, 2011

Contact: Chris DeFrancesco, 860-679-3914

In Vitro Fertilization Information Sessions Scheduled for January, February

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Specialists with the Center for Advanced Reproductive Services at the University of Connecticut Health Center will lead informational sessions about current treatments for infertility, specifically in vitro fertilization (IVF), on Thursdays, January 20, February 3 and February 17.

The free programs are led by reproductive endocrinology experts including Dr. John Nulsen, Dr. Claudio Benadiva, Dr. David Schmidt, Dr. Lawrence Engmann, and Dr. Andrea DiLuigi. The physicians present an informational session, typically once or twice each month, for couples who are interested in learning more about IVF. Each program includes an in-depth explanation of the IVF process, discussion of some of the emotional issues surrounding IVF, and discussion of options for financial planning.

The programs meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the UConn Health Center main building. Pre-registration for the sessions is required. For more information or to register, please call 860-679-4580 or visit

Directions to the IVF informational lecture: Upon entering the Health Center from Farmington Avenue (Route 4), go through the blinking red light and bear right at the fork, follow the signs for the Academic Entrance. Continue until you come to a stop sign, take this left proceeding to the cobblestone pavement then take a right into the AB parking lot on your right. The gate will be open after 4:30 p.m. Proceed straight until you arrive at the end of the parking lot, park. Follow the stairs into the entrance, turn right and the lecture room will be the first door on your right, EG013. Directions to the UConn Health Center are available at

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services offers advanced techniques to help patients achieve successful pregnancies. The Center was formed in 1998 in the division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility at the University of Connecticut Health Center, and has grown to include more than 40 staff members. UConn’s was one of the first IVF centers in the state, having started in the early 1980s, and is now the largest center in the state, with nearly 1,000 cycles completed in the last year.

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