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.

This workshop is limited to 8 participants (4 clinicians + 4 embryologists/lab technicians) to guarantee sufficient practice time and one-on-one teaching for each participant.

Day 1

Afternoon programme:

  • IVM as a reproductive treatment for patients with PCOS
  • Case presentation and discussion
  • IVM procedures
  • Safety data on IVM
  • Ovarian tissue cryopreservation: safety aspects
  • IVM in animal models
  • Q&A

Day 2

Morning programme:

  • OR visit: live oocyte pick-up (for clinicians)
  • Guided CRG lab tour (for technicians/embryologists)
  • How to organise a fertility preservation unit
  • Female fertility preservation and the role of IVM: the clinical and laboratory perspective
  • IVM research and the future
  • Q&A

Afternoon programme:

  • Hands-on training


Course fee: 2100€
Fees include lunch and refreshments for 2 days, certificate of attendance, USB key with all presentations, guided lab visit or live OPU in the OR.