April 29, 2005 07:15 ET

Reminder - Presents Advanced Fetal Care Center at Children's Hospital Boston to Webcast a Featured Panel on Fetal Cardiac Interventions

Live Webcast: Friday, April 29, 2005 From The Conference Center at Harvard Medical School at 2 pm EDT (18:00 UTC)

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 29, 2005 -- The Advanced Fetal Care Center at Children's Hospital Boston will webcast live a featured panel on fetal cardiac interventions to medical audiences around the world at The Conference Center at Harvard Medical School on Friday, April 29 from 2:00 to 3:00 P.M. EDT. Children's Hospital Boston, the pioneer in fetal cardiac intervention, has performed more than 50 procedures to date.

The panel will offer up-to-date information on the latest treatments and interventions for patients with complex cardiac fetal anomalies, as well as expert discussions on diagnosis and state-of-the-art technologies from some of the world's leading practitioners in fetal medicine.

"We believe that the sooner an anomaly can be correctly diagnosed, the greater a child's chances of experiencing normal development and health," said AFCC Director Dr. Russell W. Jennings. "Our mission is to share breakthrough treatments in fetal and pediatric medicine and surgery with a broad, multi-disciplinary group in order to significantly improve the quality of life for this special group of newborns through their first years and early childhood. We welcome a wide range of maternal, prenatal and pediatric health care professionals who provide care to these families to this important conference."

The Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) at Children's Hospital Boston serves families facing complex birth defects and other critical challenges to the health of their unborn and newborn infants. The center holds a place of distinction as a pioneer in fetal cardiac intervention. The center is the only one of its kind in New England and is a national leader in comprehensive fetal care.

Children's Hospital Boston is the nation's leading pediatric medical center, the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts' children, and the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. In addition to 325 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and comprehensive outpatient programs, Children's houses the world's largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries have benefited both children and adults for 136 years.

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