MEDIA CONTACT(S): Rachelle Khalaf Senior Manager, Media Relations MEDIA: 713-442-4919 General Inquiries: 713-442-0000 Rachelle.Khalaf@Kelsey-Seybold.com 10/5/2012 PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Generic HTML Content FREE WEBINAR ALERT! Closing The Loop On Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction Awareness Page Content Dr. Jamal Bullocks, Plastic Surgeon at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, to host a webinar about breast reconstruction options for women after a mastectomy What: Dr. Jamal Bullocks, M.D. a plastic surgeon at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, in conjunction with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Plastic Surgery Foundation, will host a free educational webinar about breast reconstruction after mastectomy in support of the inaugural BRA Day USA 2012 celebration on October 17, 2012. Why: Research reveals that 70 percent of women eligible for breast reconstruction are not being informed of their options. According to clinical research conducted by numerous doctors in North America and Europe, breast reconstruction immediately following mastectomy is connected to higher survival rates, which has been attributed to patients' improved self-esteem and well being. The goal of BRA Day USA is to ensure that all breast cancer patients are fully informed of their surgical options and supported by a team of medical professionals working together for the patient's best interest. When: October 17, 2012, Noon – 12:30 p.m. How: To register for the online event, click here. Please note: Portions of this presentation contain before and after surgery images. Viewer discretion is advised. Additionally, to fully benefit from the webinar experience, you will need Internet access and one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 5 or higher, Netscape Navigator 6.0 or higher, or Mozilla Firefox 1.0 or higher. You will also need computer speakers to hear the audio portion of the webinar. About Kelsey-Seybold Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's premier multispecialty group practice, founded in 1949 by Dr. Mavis Kelsey in Houston's renowned Texas Medical Center. More than 500 physicians and allied health professionals practice at 26 locations in the Greater Houston area. Kelsey-Seybold offers quality medical care in 55 medical specialties. The organization operates the largest freestanding Ambulatory Surgery Center in the state of Texas and offers state-of-the-art Varian TrueBeam and Varian Edge radiation therapy technology at a nationally accredited Cancer Center. An accredited Sleep Center, comprehensive laboratory services, advanced imaging and diagnostics, 17 onsite Kelsey pharmacies, and MyKelseyOnline, a secure web portal, are part of its comprehensive offerings. Kelsey-Seybold partners with major insurers to offer value-based commercial health plans. KelseyCare Advantage, a Medicare Advantage plan offered to Houston-area beneficiaries and affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, has achieved the coveted 5-out-of-5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for five consecutive years. Kelsey-Seybold has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as the nation’s first accredited Accountable Care Organization and a Level 3 (highest) Patient-Centered Medical Home. Kelsey-Seybold has many physicians in the Greater Houston area certified for excellence in diabetes and heart and stroke care by the NCQA. In addition to these recognitions, Kelsey-Seybold is home to a nationally accredited Breast Diagnostic Center, and Endoscopy Center.