CONTACT: ZLATKO ANGUELOV
8798 John Pappajohn Pavilion
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Dec. 8, 2000
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
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 AmericasDoctor.com
and can be accessed by entering through the www.AmericasDoctor.com 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 AmericasDoctor.com logo at the bottom of the page.
UI Health Care's partnership with AmericasDoctor.com
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
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.