Achrafieh, Beirut , Lebanon

Middle East Fertility Society

MEFS Exchange course & Symposium- ASRM2011

Symposium - Ethnic Differences in ART

Date: October 18, 2011

Time: 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Location Orange County Convention Center


Fady I. Sharara, M.D. (Chair), Virginia Center for Reproductive Medicine

Michel Abou Abdallah, M.D., Middle East Fertility Clinic

David B. Seifer, M.D., Genesis Fertility and Reproductive Medicine

Hassam Sallam, M.D., Alexandria University


Needs Assessment:

Over the past 10 years, several papers have been published regarding ethnic differences in ART outcome. In the US, all minority groups (blacks, Hispanics, East Asians) have a significantly lower chances at live births compared to Caucasian women. This symposium will review the published data and present new ones. Data on access to care in third world countries for ART services will also be reviewed.


Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be able to:

1. Review the current state ethnic differences in ART

2. Review the recent data on white compared to South Asian women

3. Summarize need and evidence-based developments in access to ART services in developing countries.


Test Question:

 In the US, the following ethnic groups have lower chances at live births compared to Caucasian women:

a. Black women

b. Hispanic women

c. East Asian women

d. All of the above (correct answer)


Presented by the Middle East Fertility Society