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8th Annual New York State Sexual Health Conference: Directions, Perspectives, and Predictions Day 3


Published Date: 09/01/2022

Expiration Date: 06/06/2025

CE Credit: CME:1.5CNE: 1.5


Diagnosis and Management of STIs in Pregnancy: In this presentation, Dr. Amy Harrington reviews the epidemiology of STIs in pregnancy. Dr. Harrington describes the potential effects of STIs on the developing pregnancy, and identifies specific treatment recommendations for STIs in pregnancy.

Congenital Syphilis on the Rise: A Focus on New York State: In this presentation, Rachel Hart-Malloy and Wilson Miranda from the New York State Department of Health Office of Sexual Health and Epidemiology describe trends in congenital syphilis cases in New York State. They describe the effects of congenital syphilis, the rates of congenital syphilis among special populations, and review methods for contacting the New York State CEI Congenital Syphilis Prevention Program.


Wilson Miranda,MPH

Wilson Miranda, MPH has worked in public health for over 18 years, with a primary focus on communicable diseases in particular TB, HIV, and STIs. He currently serves as the head of surveillance and special projects in the Office of Sexual Health and Epidemiology, at the New York State Health Department AIDS Institute. In this role, he is responsible for oversight of statewide STI surveillance and research, partner services related surveillance collaborations, and system enhancements and efficiencies. Current priorities include highlighting the intersectionality of social determinants of health with STI transmissions.

Rachel Hart Malloy,PhD, MPH

Rachel Hart-Malloy, PhD, MPH has worked in the field of public health for over15 years, with a predominate focus on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), HIV, and Hepatitis C virus (HCV)epidemiology, surveillance, evaluation, policy and programming. She currently serves as the Director of the Office of Sexual Health and Epidemiology, at the New York State Health Department’s AIDS Institute. In this role, she provides oversight of sexual health programming, policy, surveillance and research through the lens of sexual health promotion and equity. Dr. Hart-Malloy additionally serves as an Assistant Professor at the University at Albany, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics since 2012, and an associated faculty member with the Center for Collaborative HIV Research in Policy and Practice since 2018

Amy Harrington,MDAmy Harrington, MD is a board certified practicing OB/GYN. She has been in practice since 2005. For the first 6 years of her career she was in private practice in North Carolina. From 2011 to current, Dr. Harrington has been teaching and practicing at the University of Rochester Medical Center and is an Associate Professor of OB/GYN and the OB/GYN residency Program Director. All of her clinical work occurs either in the hospital or at the Women’s Health Practice which cares for the underserved population of the inner city in Rochester. Dr. Harrington practices general OB/GYN, but sub-specializes in family planning and contraception. She is also involved in teaching medical students and residents on a daily basis. As a large part of her job involves teaching, it is critical that she stays up to date on current guidelines and practices. Unfortunately, as Rochester has one of the highest rates of GC/CT in the state, Dr. Harrington deals with STIs and their consequences on a regular basis.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify strategies to improve sexual healthcare.
  • Discuss testing and treatment recommendations for sexually transmitted infections in pregnancy.
  • Identify trends in STI epidemiology in New York State with a focus on syphilis.

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