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CDC's Grand Rounds Presents “Time for Public Health Action on Infertility,” on Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m. (EDT).

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We are pleased to present the August session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Time for Public Health Action on Infertility.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, August 19, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds.

Thirty years ago family planning was synonymous with using contraception and the prevention of pregnancy. Today, that definition has changed immensely to recognize the importance of helping couples achieve pregnancy. In general, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant (conceive) after one year of unprotected sex (6 months for women 35 or older). In the United States, infertility is widespread and affects about 6% of married women 15–44 years of age. An additional 12% of women ages 15-44 suffer from impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to a live birth, a condition referred to as impaired fecundity. While it is often thought of as just a women’s condition, both men and women contribute to infertility, with 9% of U.S. men reporting male-related infertility. For couples experiencing difficulty conceiving, the effects of infertility can be devastating.

Infertility also has important public health implications. Given that many treatments result in twin and higher order births, both mothers and infants are at increased risk for adverse health outcomes. Additionally, many known causes of infertility, such as sexually transmitted diseases, environmental exposures, obesity, and smoking, are well-known public health threats. While there is increasing recognition of how these factors affect fertility, there are still many opportunities to better understand and address population level issues that contribute to infertility in men and women.

Please join us for this fascinating session of Grand Rounds as we delve into strategies associated with the detection, prevention, and management of infertility. This session will also address clinical approaches to improving the safety and efficacy of infertility treatments in an effort to promote healthy pregnancy outcomes.

Future Grand Rounds topics include the Million Hearts Initiative, Utilizing Pharmacists to Improve Our Nation’s Health and Unusual Donor Derived Transplant-associated Infections. 
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Presented By:

Lee Warner, PhD
Associate Director for Science, Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“Infertility and the National Public Health Action Plan”

Eli Y. Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG
Professor of Medical Science 
The Warren Alpert Medical School
Brown University
“Improving the Outcomes of Infertility Treatments: A Clinical Perspective”

Barbara Collura
President/Chief Executive Officer, 
RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
“Infertility from Both Male and Female Patients’ Perspective”

Dmitry Kissin, MD, MPH
Assisted Reproductive Technology Surveillance and Research Team Lead,  
Division of Reproductive Health
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC
“Infertility Treatments from a Public Health Perspective”

Facilitated By:

John Iskander, MD, MPH, Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
Phoebe Thorpe, MD, MPH, Deputy Scientific Director, Public Health Grand Rounds 
Susan Laird, MSN, RN, Communications Director, Public Health Grand Rounds
For non-CDC staff or those outside of the CDC firewall:
live external webcast will be available. Presentations are archived and posted 48 hours after each session. Due to security measures at CDC’s Roybal campus, non-CDC staff who wish to attend these sessions in person must have prior clearance and a U.S. state-issued photo ID (e.g., driver’s license, U.S. passport).

Names of non-CDC staff (both domestic and international) who wish to attend these sessions in person should be submitted to the Grand Rounds Team. Please note that all information for international visitors must be submitted at least 10 days in advance.

For CDC staff requiring reasonable accommodations:
It is the policy of CDC to provide reasonable accommodations (RA) for qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure their full inclusion in CDC-sponsored training events.  Employees are asked to submit RA requests at least two weeks prior to the training event.  Please e-mail the request to grandrounds@cdc.gov.

Grand Rounds is available for Continuing Education.
ALL Continuing Education hours for PHGR are issued online through the CDC/ATSDR Training and Continuing Education Online system. If you have questions, e-mail or call Learner Support at1-800-418-7246 (1-800-41TRAIN).

Those who attend PHGR either in person, Envision, IPTV, or “web on demand” and who wish to receive continuing education must complete the online seminar evaluation. Thirty days from the initial seminar the course number will change to WD2346 and will be available for continuing education until February 18, 2016.  The course code for PHGR is PHGR10.

Target Audience: Physicians, nurses, epidemiologists, pharmacists, veterinarians, certified health education specialists, laboratorians, others


  1. List key measures of burden of disease involving morbidity, mortality, and/or cost.
  2. Describe evidence-based preventive interventions and the status of their implementations.
  3. Identify one key prevention science research gap.
  4. Name one key indicator by which progress and meeting prevention goals is measured.

CE certificates can be printed from your computer immediately upon completion of your online evaluation. A cumulative transcript of all CDC/ATSDR CE’s obtained through the TCE Online System will be maintained for each user. We hope that this will assist CDC staff and other public health professionals to fulfill the requirements for their professional licenses and certificates.

Learn more about continuing education on the Grand Rounds website.

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