Princeton HealthCare System to Host Live Web Chat on Perimenopause

Nov 8, 2011

Maria E. Sophocles, MD, a board certified gynecologist and a member of the Medical Staff of Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS), will discuss perimenopause with a live Internet audience on Thursday, November 17, 2011.

The event, which will begin at 7 p.m., is the latest Web chat held by PHCS to offer consumers access to seminars hosted by medical professionals without leaving home. The Web chats air on PHCS' UStream channel:

Dr. Sophocles will discuss the years leading up to menopause and the problems some women will encounter, including irregular periods, hot flashes and night sweats. Following her presentation, Dr. Sophocles will take questions from audience members.

To participate in the Web chat, users will need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player installed.

Download the latest Adobe Flash Player at For a video tutorial on UStream, click here or visit

Participants will be required to log in or create a new account at the site to ask questions. To pre-register, call (888) 897-8979 or visit

Previous Web chats hosted by PHCS have covered topics including urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and pelvic floor disorders; bariatric surgery; nutrition and sustainable weight loss; heart and vascular health; pediatric emergencies; sleep disorders; gastrointestinal problems; and the new University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Those Web chats can be viewed at