The FUS Foundation's patient support organization, Fibroid Relief, has scheduled a free public education event for April 27, 2011 in Houston, Texas. The event is being organized in partnership with the focused ultrasound centers at the Methodist Hospital and at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

"This is the first time that we have organized an event to support two focused ultrasound centers," said Tina Krall, Fibroid Relief executive director. "Each center uses a different device to noninvasively treat uterine fibroids. Methodist is using the FDA-approved InSightec ExAblate System, and St. Luke's is a clinical trial site for the Philips Sonalleve System."

Krall said panelists for the interactive event will include three members of the Fibroid Relief Advisory Board:  Denise R. Nebgen, M.D., an OB/GYN specialist at the Methodist Hospital; Robert K. Zurawin, an associate professor in the Division of Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine; and John H. Fischer, an interventional radiologist at St. Luke's Hospital.

Additionally, several patient advocates will participate in the panel discussion, including one woman who was treated with focused ultrasound and carried a full-term pregnancy.

Complete information about this event can be found at www.fibroidrelief.org/houston

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