PG01: Global Approaches To Preventing Infections In The ART Laboratory: From Theory To Practice

Date:October 12, 2013

Time:8:15 am - 5:00 pm

Location:Room 207 - Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Presenters

Deborah J. Anderson, Ph.D. (Chair), Boston University School of Medicine

Carole M. Gilling-Smith, Ph.D., Agora Gynecology and Fertility Center

Augusto Enrico Semprini, M.D., University of Milan Medical School

Supporters

Developed in Cooperation with the International Federation of Fertility Societies

ACGME COMPETENCY
Patient Care
 

NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Different regions of the world have different infections in the population that impact the practice of assisted reproductive technologies. The challenge for laboratory and clinical staff of ART clinics is to prevent transmission of infectious agents to the mother or gestational carrier and to the offspring of ART procedures. The objective of this live course is to train all members of the professional ART team to implement clinical and laboratory procedures to reduce the risk of transmission of infectious agents. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Summarize the prevalence and characteristics of concern in different populations around the world.
  2. Design and implement practices to prevent infection in ART clinics in developed countries.
  3. Discuss implementation of procedures to prevent infection in ART clinics in developing countries.

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