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Two Part Webinar Series: Infectious Disease and the Infertility Patient

Wed, Jul 15, 2015

Infection_Photo_Small_GotoTwo Part Webinar Series: Infectious Disease and the Infertility Patient:
Part 1 - Patient Evaluation and Laboratory Safety
Part 2 - Fertility Treatment for Infected Patients

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Featured Speaker:

Erma Z. Drobnis, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
University of Missouri, Columbia
Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women’s Health
Laboratory Director, Reproductive Medicine & Fertility

Learning Objectives:

  • List the four reasons why infectious diseases are of concern in treating infertility patients.
  • Identify the disease organisms for which fertility patients embarking on assisted reproduction are currently screened.
  • Identify measures to protect clinic personnel when treating patients with viral infections like HIV and HCV and how cross-contamination of patient reproductive tissue is prevented.
  • Describe how preventative measures differ between viral infections for serodiscordant couples using fertility services to produce a biologically related child.
  • Counsel patients serodiscordant for a viral infection on the risks of proceeding with fertility treatment to produce a biologically related child.

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