COVID-19

This section of the Dialog is dedicated to “Consider This” articles that discuss the effects of COVID-19 on reproductive health practices.

Mar 19, 2020

COVID-19

Thanks for this contribute . It will be very useful for all for us for the correct counselling of the patients, now and for the next months . Compliments for the fairness . Domenico Carone Eugin taranto Directive Committee Italian Society Human Reproduction 
Mar 19, 2020

What is a fellow to do during this "downtime"?

Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and all the downstream consequences it has had on all aspects of our lifes, I ask my fellow fellows, if you are staying at home "what are you doing to stay productive?"From my point of view, all this down-time is a slippery slope. In a sense, I feel like I tend to be very efficient working under pressure and I feel very comfortable multitasking in those conditions. Everytime I have several tasks at hand, I always wonder how much more productive I could be if I had the whole day at home to devote to work. Well, this situation has provided that opportunity but I have found that unlike what I was anticipating, staying focused at home and with all that time available can ironically result in a very non-productive use of my time. I acknowledge that every person may be different but in my case, over the last few days, I have found that to be true to the point that I am about to give myself a schedule and a list of tasks to be completed.I am sure that all of you, just like me, have many projects that need completion, board studying that needs to be done and extra-learning that you wish to do for your own interest. Therefore, I ask you "what are you doing to stay productive and how are you doing it?" In my case, the assignments I have given myself to have some structure are:- Complete grand rounds presentation- Continue reading for didactics- Work on my research projects as data comes alongAfter these are completed I plan to watch all the grand round series in order to start preparing for boards. You can find those at https://www.asrm.org/resources/videos/grand-rounds-videos/How about you fellow fellow, what will you be doing during this "downtime" to stay productive?
Mar 17, 2020

What addition steps are you taking to prepare for COVID19 in your fertility clinics?

The Interactive Associates for Fertility and Sterility have been compiling a list of actions that fertility clinics have been taking to mitigate COVID19.  We've pulled these suggestions from a variety of social media discussions that have been ongoing over the last few weeks with colleagues from around the globe.  The intent is to give a place here for dialog to occur about how we are tackling this pandemic.  Hopefully we can share information with each other and take a proactive approach to prepare for this.  What other additional steps has your clinic done to minimize the risk and impact of COVID19 for your staff and patients? Micah J Hill, DO Interactive Associate in Chief   Kurt Barnhart, MD, MSCE Video and New Media Editor  

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This section of the Dialog is dedicated to “Consider This” articles that discuss the effects of COVID-19 on reproductive health practices.