Stamford, CT (PRWEB) February 04, 2013
Dr. Joshua M. Hurwitz of Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) is participating in a physician’s panel to address the topic, “What Every Woman Should Know” on Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. The doctors panel is part of a Women’s Health Initiative at the Stamford Jewish Community Center (JCC) that is open to the public and free of charge; pre-registration for lunch is required (http://www.stamfordjcc.org, 203-322-7900).
“The Stamford JCC has a very strong community and they are opening their doors to share important educational resources with women all over Fairfield County through this health initiative,” says Dr. Hurwitz, who is a long-time member of the Stamford JCC. “I want attendees to walk away with a better understanding of their reproductive health from their 20’s through their 50’s. This includes fertility topics such as when to see a fertility specialist, as well as other OB/GYN questions about menopausal transition, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and common conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).”
Along with Dr. Hurwitz, the physician’s panel includes Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, integrative specialist, and Dr. David Passaretti, plastic surgeon. Each doctor will give a short presentation related to his field and then will take questions from the audience. The Women’s Health Initiative, which is organized by the JCC Center Women, also includes health screenings, mammograms and massages. The day’s keynote speaker is Bat Sheva Marcus, Ph.D., founder and clinical director of the Medical Center for Female Sexuality in Westchester, Long Island and Manhattan.
"The JCC Center Women and our co-sponsors, Stamford chapter of Hadassah, First County Bank, and Stamford Hospital, have developed a community event that we believe has something to offer all women,” says Marni Amsellem, co-organizer and member of the JCC. “It's a health initiative with lectures addressing a wide range of relevant topics, but also much more. We are bringing in local talent from across Fairfield and Westchester Counties to address pertinent health information as well as other hot topics in modern living. It's a day where women can reconnect with their health knowledge and needs."
Dr. Hurwitz, who is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, has been a fertility specialist with RMACT since 2006. In addition to his partnership with RMACT, Dr. Hurwitz is Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI) services in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences of Danbury Hospital, where he develops and implements the division’s academic program, teaching residents, giving lectures, as well as caring for infertility patients. He is also an assistant professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY.
Dr. Hurwitz received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Society from Cornell University, and his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Hurwitz completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, also in Philadelphia. During residency training, Dr. Hurwitz was named Best Laparoscopic Surgeon, and has received many teaching awards. After residency, he completed a three-year fellowship in reproductive endocrinology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Hurwitz is a member of the Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
About Stamford JCC
The Stamford Jewish Community Center is a cultural, educational and recreational center, offering exceptional programs, classes and special events designed to enrich the mind, body and spirit. Driven by the Jewish values of welcoming guests, kindness, respect, and communal responsibility, the JCC warmly welcome people of all ages, faiths, ethnicities and backgrounds.
About Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT)
RMACT specializes in the treatment of infertility, including assisted reproductive technologies (ART) such as intrauterine insemination (IUI), in-vitro fertilization (IVF), and Comprehensive Chromosomal Screening (CCS). RMACT, Fairfield County’s largest fertility clinic and egg donation center, is one of 11 leading In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) centers nationwide chosen by In Vitro Sciences to participate in its Centers of Excellence program. RMACT has offices in Norwalk, Danbury and Stamford, and affiliate New York fertility clinics serving Putnam and Dutchess counties. RMACT also offers infertility treatment financing and support services through RMACT Integrated Fertility & Wellness Center, such as nutrition counseling, massage therapy, psychological counseling, acupuncture and yoga.
The RMACT team of Board-Certified Reproductive Endocrinologists includes Drs. Mark P. Leondires, Spencer S. Richlin, Joshua M. Hurwitz and Cynthia M. Murdock. All physicians are members of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Medical Societies. RMACT’s IVF laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and CLIA; other accreditations include the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). For more information visit http://www.RMACT.com or find us on Facebook.