Developed in Cooperation with the International Federation of Fertility Societies
Deborah J. Anderson, Ph.D., Chair
Boston University School of Medicine
Carole M. Gillings-Smith, Ph.D.
Agora Gynecology and Fertility Center
Augusto Enrico Semprini, M.D.
University of Milan Medical School
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.
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.