Other Reproductive Medicine Issues
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Headlines in Reproductive Medicine
May 17, 2013
The news that U.S. scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the announcement of the creation of Dolly the sheep in 1997.
April 17, 2013
An AMA webinar April 24 will help physicians get ready for a forthcoming database that will report payments and other "transfers of value" physicians receive from drug and medical device manufacturers to the public.
April 10, 2013
“All of us in the American Society for Reproductive Medicine mourn the passing of Sir Robert Edwards. Dr. Edwards was a great scientist whose stellar scientific work advanced our understanding of human reproduction, human embryonic stem cells, advanced pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and revolutionized the treatment of infertility. We extend our condolences to his family, and his many friends around the world.”
April 10, 2013
Dr. Edwards was a great scientist whose stellar scientific work advanced our understanding of human reproduction, human embryonic stem cells, advanced pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and revolutionized the treatment of infertility. We extend our condolences to his family, and his many friends around the world.”
April 03, 2013
For the first time, using the latest in video technology, ASRM participated in a live online transcontinental Journal Club for practicing physicians, academics and students. The Journal Club Live™ platform featured a ten-way discussion of fellows and professors from the USA, Europe, and India well as the article's author. The sessions are archived at http://fertstertforum.com/journalclubmarch2013/ and http://fertstertforum.com/journalclubfeb2013/
April 02, 2013
On Monday, April 1, a 2 percent across-the-board cut in Medicare provider payments will take effect due to the sequestration that Congress recently implemented. The sequester will be in effect for nine years, unless Congress and the White House reach a deficit reduction agreement that replaces it.
February 28, 2013
Unless Congress and the White House reach a budget deal before billions
in spending cuts kick in later this week, federal agencies will be need
to make tough decisions about how to comply with the cuts. The nearly
$85 billion in across-the-board cuts this year to defense and other
federal spending, known as the sequester, will begin Friday, March 1.
Both parties agreed to the plan in 2011 after failing to reach a deal on
less severe spending cuts.
February 13, 2013
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) today announced that Robert W. Rebar, MD, Executive Director of the Society since 2003, has announced his retirement, effective January 1, 2014.
January 28, 2013
Last week, the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), of which ASRM is a member, adopted a policy opposing legislative interference with the practice of medicine and the patient-physician relationship.
January 10, 2013
After 33 years as the Reproductive Sciences Branch, the branch will now be known as the Fertility and Infertility (FI) Branch.