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Workshop by Embryotools

Embryotools is pleased to announce intensive hands-on workshops on advanced IVF techniques scheduled for the next months.

All courses are fully hands-on and represent a unique opportunity to enhancepractical skills using the latest technologies in a real IVF clinic setting:

  • 8th - 9th of September, 2014: 2-day intensive hands-on training in trophectoderm biopsy, tubing cells for genetic analysis and blastocyst cryopreservation using both open and closed systems (vitrification and Fast Freeze methods);
  • 25th - 26th of September, 2014: 2-day intensive hands-on course on ICSI;
  • 6th - 7th of October, 2014: 2-day intensive hands-on course on oocyte, embryo and blastocyst cryopreservation, using both open and closed systems;
  • 28th of October (Afternoon), 2014: Intensive course on measurement methodologies: latest technologies for controlling pH, temperature and CO2;
  • 10th of November, 2014: 1-day intensive hands-on course on blastocyst cryopreservation using Fast Freeze closed system.
  • 11th - 12th of November, 2014: 2-day intensive hands-on course on ICSI;
  • 19th - 21st of November, 2014: (Bday hands-on course on blastomere and trophectoderm biopsy, and tubing cells for genetic analysis.

Only six attendees will be accepted per course, in order to provide personalized training and extensive contact between attendees and trainers.
Customized individual courses can also be provided to accommodate trainees. For more details http://www.embryotools.com/

8th National level hands-on ICSI training programme: TANUVAS, Chennai, India. Sep 22, 2014 to Oct 05, 2014

Dear All,
I wish to inform you that the Department of Animal Biotechnology, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, (TANUVAS) Chennai-7, India is organizing a 8th National level hands-on training programme on “ICSI” for 2 weeks starts from Sep 22nd, 2014.
This training programme is designed to cover brief theoretical aspects with extensive hands-on training on ICSI and the following topics on animal model.

  •  Collection, Screening and selection of oocytes
  •  In-Vitro maturation (IVM) and assesment of oocytes
  •  Semen collection and analysis
  •  Sperm processing for ICSI
  •  Micromanipulator set-up 
  •  Removal/Denudation of cumulus cells
  •  Sperm immobiliztion, selection and injection (ICSI)
  •  Assessment of fertilization and Embryo culture  

The training course fee will be intimated to selected candidates. Total 4 candidates will be selected for this 7th National level training programme, remaining applied candidates list will considered for next upcoming programme. 
Selected candidates accommodation will be provided in University gust house and University hostel (Based on rooms availability).

More details please contact  : 

Professor A. Palanisamy
Professor and Head,
Dept. of Animal Biotechnology  
Madras Veterinary College,
TANUVAS, Chennai - 600 007 
Email: [email protected] (Please send us details Name, Address, work experience in the field of embryology or any other experience in the related reproductive biology field, if you are working person forward through your Department Head or Center Head, Selected candidates will be intimated)
Life Science students/Teaching/ Research staff working in Veterinary / Medical / Life sciences colleges / Institutions / Field Veterinarians and those who are engaged in similar type of Research are eligible to attend this training. 
Please feel free to contact us at the email address above and we will reply at our earliest convenience.


5 Hands-on Workshops, Thessaloniki, Greece 31.08 - 5.09 2014

Embryolab Academy is pleased to announce five exciting Hands-on Workshops with focus on Hands-on training in Thessaloniki, Greece.

Specialised techniques presented in the different workshops are

  • Workshop 1: FISH on human sperm     31.08 2014
  • Workshop 2: Quality management in IVF      1.09.2014
  • Workshop 3: Vitrification of oocytes, embryos and blastocysts  2.09. 2014
  • Workshop 4: Biopsy of cellular material from oocytes, embryos and blastocysts  and Preparation of cell for genetic analysis-tubing   3-4.09.2014 FULL
  • Workshop 5: ICSI       5.09.2014  FULL

Theoretical morning lectures will give an overview of recent advances for each technique.  Afternoon sessions are entirely devoted to Hands-on training under guidance of expert teachers. Due to the Hands-on character of the Workshop, the number of participants in each Workshop is limited. Participation is guaranteed on a ‘first come first serve’ basis, based on the receipt of the registration fee.

Please visit our website for more details or for registration: www.embryolab-academy.org
Embryolab Academy Hands-Workshops are run under the auspices of ASEBIR, the Spanish Association for the Study of Biology of Reproduction.
 We are looking forward to meeting you in Thessaloniki!!
Workshop Organisers
Martine Nijs | Alexia Chatziparasidou | Nikos Christoforidis

Pre-Congress Workshops: Ovarian Club IV, Paris November 14-16, 2014
Workshop 1: Show me how you do it: Advanced IVF laboratory procedure demonstrations

Friday, November 14, 2014

-Open for a limited number: Pre-Registration Required-


Goal: In this unique workshop series, IVF specialists will explain state-of-the-art techniques while using laboratory-captured videos to demonstrate the procedures.

The microdrop technique for freezing and thawing sperm
Nicolás Garrido, Spain
MACS (magnetic activated cell sorting) to select the best sperm
Marcos Meseguer & Laura Romany, Spain

ICSI with immotile sperm cells
Fernando Bronet, Spain

Jacqueline Selva & Florence Boitrelle, France

Meiotic spindle visualization
Giovanni Coticchio Biogenesi, Italy

Blastocyst biopsy
Richard Scott Group, USA

Tubing for genetic analysis after embryo biopsy
Esther Velilla, Spain

Oocyte/embryo vitrification
Ana Cobo, Spain

The production of sterile liquid air for vitrification
Amir Arav, Israel

Cryopreservation of ovarian tissue
Sherman Silber, USA

Fine tuning of vitrification
Irit Granot & Sheila Fieldust, Israel

Washing sperm for HIV + patients
Augusto Enrico Semprini, Italy

Supported and organized by FertiliTech
 -Open for a limited number: Pre-Registration Required-


Goal: The workshop will bring together clinicians and embryologists to discuss the progressive EmbryoScope® technology. Clinical results will be presented and a scientific discussion will be conducted on the added value that the EmbryoScope brings to large and small IVF units.


EmbryoScope time-lapse system: The history of its development and what the future holds

Quality control and morphokinetics

Keys to successful use of morphokinetics: it's not just about the pictures (demonstration and discussion)

Implementation of time-lapse imaging in the laboratory: the embryologists' view

Bringing embryo evaluation to the next level: the responsible implementation of morphokinetic models in practice

Embryo transfer policy following the introduction of the EmbryoScope

Panel discussion with clinicians and embryologists


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Dates 2015

4 - 6

Annual Meeting of the Middle East Fertility Society

Location: Liege, Belgium
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