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Modern Reproductive Technology & Ethics: New & Novel Ways of Having a Baby

Friday, July 31, 2009 @ 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

Featured Speaker: Sherman J. Silber, M.D., The Infertility Center of St. Louis. St. Luke’s Hospital; Fellow, Academy of Science – St. Louis and 2008 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist James B. Eads Award recipient

In 1978, the world’s first test tube baby made headlines and launched a reproductive revolution. The science of modern reproductive technology has come a long way; and today’s infertility treatments include options such as– donated eggs, donor sperm, gestational surrogacy, pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, and cloning. Renowned infertility expert, Dr. Sherman Silber, tells us what’s new in the fertility industry and talks about the ethical dilemmas faced by the infertile and the physicians with whom they consult. You won’t want to miss this provocative look at the modern science of having babies.

A pioneer in microsurgery and infertility, Dr. Silber performed the world’s first microsurgical vasectomy reversal as well as the first testicle and ovary transplants. Treating thousands of infertile couples from across the globe, from teachers and truck drivers to princes and kings, he directs one of the most successful high tech infertility programs in the world. He is the author of three medical textbooks, five best-selling books for the layperson and more than 200 scientific papers on human infertility and reproduction.

OASIS at the Center of Clayton,
50 Gay Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63105

FREE to the first 10 registrants, $9 per person thereafter.
OPEN to ALL.

To register call or e-mail Maggie Bauer at 314-533-8586 or mbauer@academyofsciencestl.org

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Date:
Friday, July 31, 2009
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3:00 PM-4:30 PM
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