Workshops

Intra-Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)

This two-day course will give participants a complete insight into the ICSI technique that was developed in our fertility centre. During the course you will learn about the history of ICSI, the technical aspects, clinical applications but above all you will have ample opportunity to practice the ICSI technique yourself in various hands-on sessions. The workshop is limited to max. 4 participants as to ensure sufficient practice time for each participant.

Quality management and quality control in IVF laboratories

You cannot control what you cannot measure.

The importance of implementing a robust system of Total Quality Management (TQM, SOPs, KPI) will be discussed. Participants will learn the skills and tools to measure and control critical process parameters. This course will also focus on theoretical and practical aspects of equipment management, equipment and method validation and how to control critical process parameters in order to achieve good and consistent results in embryo culture.

Laboratory design and start-up

In this workshop participants will learn the basic skills to design a new IVF laboratory or re-build an existing one using the latest know-how, from planning (space design and future needs) to selection of construction materials (building materials, air ventilation system), laboratory furniture, equipment and disposables. Participants will also receive guidance regarding start-up and validation of the laboratory facilities before starting clinical treatments.

IVM: Patient-tailored reproductive medicine for PCO(S) and oncofertility patients

 Patient-tailored reproductive medicine for PCO(S) and oncofertility patients: In vitro maturation of oocytes and ovarian tissue cryopreservation: what, why, when and how 

This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of In Vitro Maturation and its application in PCO(S) and oncofertility as well as ovarian tissue preservation. The workshop includes in-depth theoretical lectures given by senior clinicians as well hands-on sessions under the expert supervision of experienced embryologists and lab technicians.

Vitrification

This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of cryopreservation by vitrification. The workshop includes in-depth theoretical lectures given by senior clinicians as well hands-on sessions under the expert supervision of experienced embryologists and lab technicians. This workshop is limited to 4 participants to guarantee sufficient practice time and one-on-one teaching for each participant.

Embryo biopsy for PGT

This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of embryo biopsy for PGT. The workshop includes in-depth theoretical lectures given by senior clinicians as well hands-on sessions under the expert supervision of experienced embryologists and lab technicians. This workshop is limited to 2 participants to guarantee sufficient practice time and one-on-one teaching for each particiant.