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.

Day 1

Morning programme:

  • Clinical aspects of PGT
  • Introduction to embryo biopsy
    • History
    • Pro and cons of blastomere and trophectoderm biopsy
    • Techniques – videos
    • Q&A
  • Equipment and review of laser systems
  • Genetic testing for PGT
    • Indication groups: PGT-M, PGT-SR, HLA testing, PGT-A
    • Methods: FISH, PCR, aCGH, SNP array, NGS

Afternoon programme:

  • Hands-on session 1
    • Training material
    • Laser and zona drilling techniques
    • Cleavage stage embryo and blastocyst biopsy
    • Tubing
  • Trouble shooting: Q&A

Day 2

Morning programme:

  • Hands-on session 2
  • Guided CRG Lab tour
  • Hands-on session 3
  • Q&A and closing session

Course fee: 2250€