Prominent Delaware Fertility Doctor to Speak at March of Dimes Annual Prematurity Summit

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Dr. Ronald Feinberg to address new fertility care strategies for achieving healthier pregnancy outcomes at the Third Annual Prematurity Summit hosted by the March of Dimes Delaware Chapter on November, 8th at 10:30 a.m.

Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD), a leading fertility care center in the U.S., today announced that their IVF Medical Director, Ronald F. Feinberg MD, PhD will be a plenary speaker at the Third Annual Prematurity Summit hosted by the March of Dimes Delaware Chapter on November, 8th at 10:30 AM. The entire event runs from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, and is being offered as a continuing education opportunity for all healthcare professionals.

The focus of the Summit, entitled, “Nature vs. Nurture: The Problem, The Research and the Consequences of Premature Birth,” is to bring people together across the state to address the escalating problem of premature birth in Delaware, and the impact it has on the local community.

“Fertility care has been traditionally blamed as a major contributor to the worldwide prematurity problem,” stated Dr. Feinberg, “But I hope to show that effective, strategic fertility care can actually reduce the risk. Newer techniques such as single embryo transfer, focused pre-conception care, and diligent minimally-invasive restorative surgery are the keys to healthier pregnancy outcomes. I applaud the March of Dimes for promoting this vital dialog.”

Dr. Feinberg was a previous research grant recipient from the March of Dimes while on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania. He was the co-discoverer of a protein produced by placental cells -- oncofetal fibronectin -- which now forms the basis of a clinical test used to identify and minimize risk of premature birth. This unique protein is also produced by early embryos prior to implantation.

Registration is $50 and includes breakfast, lunch and continuing education credits. To register for the Summit, visit https://www.marchofdimes.com/delaware/eventRegTickets.asp (March of Dimes, Delaware Chapter) or call 302.225.1020. Registration deadline is November 3rd. For directions to the Chase Center on the Riverfront, located at 800 South Madison Street in Wilmington, DE, visit http://www.centerontheriverfront.com (Chase Center on the Riverfront).

About March of Dimes:

The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community services, education, and advocacy to save babies and in 2003 launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth. For more information, visit the March of Dimes Web site, http://www.marchofdimes.com (March of Dimes) or its Spanish language Web site at http://www.nacersano.org (March of Dimes Spanish Version).

About Reproductive Associates of Delaware:

With centers in Newark, DE (on the main campus of Christiana Care) and Dover, DE, Reproductive Associates is home to a world-class team of fertility care professionals. Working with Dr. Feinberg are Drs. Barbara McGuirk and George Kovalevsky, all Board-certified physicians. With specialized credentials, vast experience, and advanced technologies, Reproductive Associates has helped grow thousands of families since 1995. The Center offers a unique and comprehensive array of the most advanced treatments available today, such as outpatient laparoscopy, hysteroscopy, and IVF, resulting in successful pregnancy outcomes that are among the best in the country. For more information, visit http://www.ivf-de.org (Reproductive Associates of Delaware) or call 302.623.4242.

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