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Release: Dec. 8, 2000


UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on breast problems during pregnancy Dec. 11

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Carol Scott-Conner, M.D., Ph.D., professor and head of the University of Iowa department of surgery, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion with a nationwide audience on diagnosis and management of breast problems during pregnancy and lactation from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11.

The online chat will be hosted by and can be accessed by entering through the home page under "Upcoming Events."

Scott-Conner, a staff surgeon with University of Iowa Health Care, received her medical degree and completed her surgical residency at New York University School of Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and an MBA degree from the
Else School of Management at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss. Scott-Conner joined UI Health Care in 1995.

Scott-Conner's research interests include biliary and pancreatic disease, breast disease, familial juvenile polyposis and its relation to the development of gastrointestinal cancer, obstructive jaundice, laparoscopic surgery, and computer models and applications to surgical care and surgical education. She is the author of two books, served as editor for another, and is presently working on three more books. She is the author or co-author of more than 100 papers, 24 chapters, 69 abstracts and several articles on the World Wide Web.

A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to and clicking on the logo at the bottom of the page.

UI Health Care's partnership with is part of an increasing trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet. According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.