Headlines in Reproductive Medicine
October 13, 2014
This is all to say that the essential, seductive pleasures of Hawaii are still available to you for a song. Yes, the two-mile stretch of Waikiki’s beachfront is now lined with hotels, and the main promenade, Kalakaua Avenue, is largely reminiscent of an outdoor mall. But amid a sea of exorbitantly priced designer boutiques, I recently found that you can surf dawn patrol ($10), eat fresh pineapple ($3) and hand-pulled noodles ($3.75), bed down in a stylish hotel a block and a half from the beach ($119) and, of course, soak in million-dollar views (free). At the end of the day, I had my mai tai ($4) and drank it, too.
September 04, 2014
In March of this year, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) hosted a scientific research workshop on disorders of sex development (DSD). The NICHD sponsored or co-sponsored previous workshops addressing DSD issues, however, this was the first workshop that focused exclusively on developmental issues and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
August 27, 2014
Alan E. Guttmacher, M.D., Director, The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, wrote in an announcement, “After a rigorous, national search that attracted an impressive array of outstanding candidates, I am extremely pleased to announce that Catherine Y. Spong, M.D. has been selected as the Deputy Director of NICHD. Cathy brings extensive and impressive experience in both our intramural and extramural programs to the position, along with intelligence, interpersonal skills, and visionary leadership that have won her a high level of respect in our research communities.
August 19, 2014
The Sunshine Act, enacted as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, requires that drug and medical devices manufacturers report annually to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) all payments and other transfers of value made to physicians. Due to various problems and inaccuracies associated with the reporting system, the CMS has recently confirmed that it will withhold until June 2015 about one-third of the submitted records on drug and device industry payments to physicians and teaching hospitals. Despite the issues, CMS intends to keep to its plan to make the website accessible to the general public beginning Sept. 30, 2014 and has extended the review period for doctors and teaching hospitals to Sept. 8, 2014.
August 05, 2014
ASRM’s Annual Meeting promises to be a special experience this year, as we convene in beautiful Hawaii. We hope you will able to join us at the Honolulu Convention Center, just down the road from Waikiki Beach.
August 05, 2014
Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, today announced its latest impact measures. The Eigenfactor index increased to 0.05607, with an Article Influence score of 1,068, making Fertility and Sterility the top rated journal, by Eigenfactor, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fertility and Sterility’s JCR impact factor also increased to 4.295.
August 05, 2014
Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, today announced its latest impact measures. The Eigenfactor index increased to 0.05607, with an ArticleInfluence score of 1,068, making Fertility and Sterility the top rated journal, by Eigenfactor, in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Fertility and Sterility’s JCR impact factor also increased to 4.295.
June 12, 2014
Robert M. Wah, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and ASRM’s first alternate delegate to the AMA House of Delegates, was sworn in as AMA president last night in Chicago.
May 14, 2014
ASRM2014, the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, is on path to be one of the largest and most successful meetings ever. The abstract submission deadline passed last week, and it can now be revealed that investigators around the world submitted nearly 2000 abstracts, the largest number ever for an ASRM meeting.
May 13, 2014
After nearly twenty years as the Deputy Director of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD, Dr. Yvonne Maddox has left the institute to assume the position of Acting Director, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).