Afternoon Symposium - Howard and Georgeanna Jones Symposium: A New Paradigm for IVF: Reducing the Burden of Care

Date:October 20, 2014

Time:4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Location:HCC316 - Hawaii Convention Center


Richard T. Scott, M.D. (Chair), Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey

Alexander M Dlugi, M.D., M.B.A., Optum

Kevin J. Doody, M.D., Center for Assisted Reproduction, Texas


Endowed by a 2010 educational grant from EMD Serono, Inc.

Needs Assessment and Description
This symposium for ART clinicians, program administrators, and other providers of assisted reproductive health care will discuss different strategies to reduce the burden of treatment to the patient and the health care system. These include simplified approaches to care in low-complexity patients, the application of enhanced screening paradigms to reduce transfer order while enhancing cycle outcomes and safety, and a discussion of how the insurance industry may embrace these new paradigms to provide greater access to care while simultaneously enhancing safety and reducing overall health care costs.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe strategies to simultaneously enhance clinical outcomes while reducing the burden of treatment to individual patients as well as the overall health care system.

ACGME Competency
Systems-based Practice

A 38-year-old, gravida 0, with bilateral tubal obstruction and severe male factor is attempting conception through assisted reproductive technology (ART). All care is compliant with current ASRM guidelines. After participating in this session, I will understand that the greatest potential health care risk attributable to this couple’s treatment is:
a. Ovarian neoplasia in the female partner
b. Imprinting disorder in the offspring
c. Sequelae of prematurity in the offspring
d. Perioperative hemorrhage
e. Not applicable to my area of practice


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