COVID-19 and Fertility: Into the Unknown

As more data and information become known about COVID-19, more questions arise from specific populations about how the virus could potentially impact their health. During this course, Drs. Farah S. Chuong and Michael H. Jacobs provide up-to-date information regarding the novel coronavirus, SARS-COV-2, and its potential effect and implication on both male and female fertility.  

Target Audience

Obstetricians, gynecologists, primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other interested healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the basics of COVID-19, including its mechanism of infection and how it relates to reproduction.
  • Identify the potential mechanisms of action and impact on both male and female fertility.
  • Examine the current vaccine recommendations and data of vaccine effects on fertility treatment and conceiving.
  • Follow the American Society of Reproductive Medicine’s latest recommendations with regard to seeking fertility treatment during the pandemic.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Patel, D. P., Punjani, N., Guo, J., Alukal, J. P., Li, P. S., & Hotaling, J. M. (2021). The impact of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 on Male Reproduction and Men’s Health. Fertility and Sterility.
  • Holtmann, N., Edimiris, P., Andree, M., Doehmen, C., Baston-Buest, D., Adams, O., ... & Bielfeld, A. P. (2020). Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 in human semen—a cohort study. Fertility and sterility, 114(2), 233-238.
  • Best, J. C., Kuchakulla, M., Khodamoradi, K., Lima, T. F. N., Frech, F. S., Achua, J., ... & Ramasamy, R. (2021). Evaluation of SARS-CoV-2 in Human Semen and Effect on Total Sperm Number: A Prospective Observational Study. The World Journal of Men's Health, 39.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
04/30/2022

Farah S. Chuong, M.D. 
Fertility and IVF Center of Miami
Miami, Florida

Michael H. Jacobs, M.D. 
Fertility and IVF Center of Miami
Miami, Florida
    
Farah S. Chuong, M.D., and Michael H. Jacobs, M.D., faculty of this educational activity, have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and have indicated that the presentations will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.

Conference directors, non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
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