Men’s Reproductive Health Leader Helps Set Government R&D Priorities
San Francisco – November 9, 2009. Dr. Paul Turek, Director of The Turek Clinic in San Francisco, will be a keynote speaker at a strategic planning conference at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute for Child Health and Disease on November 9th. Dr. Turek was invited along with other thought leaders in the field of men’s reproductive health to participate in an all day think tank that will help determine the U.S. federal government’s priorities for research and funding over the next five years in this field. Areas that are likely to be discussed include:
- How male infertility is a marker of other diseases (e.g. cancer) later in life.
- The health related quality of life issues among infertile men and men with erectile dysfunction.
- The impact of stem cell and regenerative medicine on the field of men’s reproductive health.
- The effect of the environment and toxins on reproduction.
- The development of better clinical tools to diagnose and treat male infertility.
The details of Dr. Turek’s presentation are:
Date: November 9, 2009
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Topic: Strategic Planning for Men’s Reproductive Health Research Funding
Location: Room 101
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute for Child Health and Disease
Bldg 31, Room 2A32, MSC 2425
31 Center Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-2425
For further information call 1-800-370-2943 or email the NICHD Information Resource Center.
About The Turek Clinic
The Turek Clinic is a next-generation men’s healthcare medical practice specializing in issues facing reproductive age men, including male infertility, erectile dysfunction, vasectomy, vasectomy reversal, varicocele repair, and other minimally invasive procedures. The practice was founded in 2008 by Dr. Paul Turek, a pioneer in men’s reproductive health and former endowed chair professor at the University of California San Francisco. Dr. Turek’s work combines innovative and cutting edge techniques with the wisdom of old-world medicine to treat and solve men’s health issues. For more information visit www.TheTurekClinic.com.
About The Eunice Kennedy Shriver Institute for Child Health and Disease
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) sponsors research on development before and after birth; maternal, child and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute’s Web site at www.nichd.nih.gov.
About The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) – The Nation’s Medical Research Agency – includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.