News : 2011 :

Fetal Surgeons Reunite with Patients Treated in the Womb

Media Advisory

Contact: Jackie Taylor
305-585-5131 or 305-586-1023
jtaylor2@med.miami.edu

Contact: Jennifer Piedra
305-585-7210 or 305-776-8897
jennifer.piedra@jhsmiami.org

What

The Fetal Therapy Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center will host Fetal Reunion 2011, an event uniting children that were treated in the womb by fetal surgeons Rubén Quintero, M.D., and Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D. The event aims to raise awareness about current treatment options available for life-threatening fetal conditions.

Who

Children treated in the womb and their families; Rubén Quintero, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Eftichia Kontopoulos, M.D., associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

When

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 30th, 2011

Where

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33132

Photo Opportunities

  • A memorial butterfly release ceremony will take place at 11:45 a.m.
  • Portraits of families, many of which include twins.