Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and The Children’s Museum Join Forces to Bring Educational Seminar Series to Parents

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2017
Media Contact:

Monica Buchanan, Director of Communications
860.837.5701; mbuchanan@connecticutchildrens.org

HARTFORD, Conn. – Beginning this October, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center experts will host a series of evening talks at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford focused on the latest medical breakthroughs that are keeping children healthy.

The Children’s Health Seminar Series, is a three-part series that will offer parents a unique opportunity to participate in open, face-to-face discussions with various physicians from Connecticut Children’s. The series kicks off on Wednesday October 8th with “The impact of antibiotics on childhood health and disease” presented by Adam Matson, MD, MSc, a neonatologist at Connecticut Children’s.

Other talks will include discussions about childhood allergies and the latest breakthroughs in stem cell therapies.

“Education plays a crucial role in keeping children and families healthy” said Dr. Christine Finck, surgeon-in-chief at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. “This exciting collaboration with The Children’s Museum will allow us to raise awareness of critical health information with parents and families throughout the community.”

“We are very pleased and proud to host this important seminar/dialogue series as another element of our partnership with Children’s Medical. Being able to provide access to their renown and engaging scientists on child health issues very much helps us continue to fulfill our service mission to the families of Connecticut.” stated Mike Werle, executive director of The Children’s Museum. “We are most appreciative of the proactive support for this effort provided by Dr. Finck and her team as well as that of Children Medical’s president, James Shmerling.”

The Children’s Health Seminar Series is open to the public and attendance is free. To learn more, please visit http://www.thechildrensmuseumct.org/.

About Connecticut Children’s
Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in Connecticut dedicated exclusively to the care of children and is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation. With a medical staff of more than 1,000, Connecticut Children’s provides comprehensive, world-class health care in more than 30 pediatric specialties and subspecialties. Connecticut Children’s Medical Center is a not-for-profit organization, which serves as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for the UConn School of Medicine, has a teaching partnership with the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University and is a research partner of The Jackson Laboratory. Connecticut Children’s Office for Community Child Health is a national leader in community-based prevention and wellness programs.

About The Children’s Museum Family
The Children’s Museum and its Roaring Brook Nature Center are the region’s premiere destinations for exploration and education. The Museum and Nature Center features hands-on exhibits, over 200 live animals, out-of-this-world digital planetarium shows, and numerous programs for young children and families. The Children’s Museum and Preschool are located at 950 Trout Brook Drive in West Hartford and Roaring Brook Nature Center is located at 70 Gracey Road in Canton. More information is available at www.TheChildrensMuseumCT.org.

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