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Course Description

Hands-On Workshop on Oocyte and Embryo Vitrification and Thawing

This course will cover the main theoretical and practical aspects of the Vitrification of Oocytes and preimplantation embryos (8-cell/blastocyst). The focus will be on executing the vitrification/thawing steps with the highest degree of excellence, resulting in a high survival rate without promoting oocyte/embryo cryodamage. This is a 100% hands-on program designed to increase the level of expertise of clinical embryologists.

During the course, we will review all required steps following the Kitazato Cryotop® Method, the vitrification and thawing protocol, which is supported by the most scientifically proven evidence of successful cases today. This comprehensive protocol is tailor-made to reach optimal standards for each step, regardless of application: for oocytes, cleavage embryos, or blastocysts.

Course Outline

1 – Theoretical aspects of Oocyte/Embryo Vitrification and Thawing

2 – Extensive Hands-on Oocyte Vitrification Practice

3 – Extensive Hands-on Embryo Vitrification Practice

4 - Extensive Hands-on Oocyte Thawing Practice

5 - Extensive Hands-on Embryo Thawing Practice

6 – Survival Rate Analysis and Protocol Discussion

Schedule

Thursday (4 pm to 6 pm): Theoretical aspects of Oocyte/Embryo Vitrification and Thawing

Friday (8 am to noon): Extensive Hands-on Oocyte Vitrification

Friday (1 pm to 5 pm): Extensive Hands-on Embryo Vitrification

Saturday (8 am to noon): Extensive Hands-on Oocyte/Embryo Thawing

Learner Outcomes

  • Review and Revise the best conduct when performing Oocyte and Embryo Vitrification
  • Gain hands-on hours performing Oocyte Vitrification and Thawing
  • Gain hands-on hours performing Embryo Vitrification and Thawing
  • Improve performance and fulfill the CEU hours required as a Clinical Embryologist
  • Discuss and troubleshoot practices and protocols

Recommendations

Who Will Benefit:

The CEPT-IVF program will interest current or future Andrologists and Embryologists, including Trainee, Junior, Senior, and Laboratory director levels. Also, we will be open to receiving undergrad and graduate students, research scientists, public health professionals, allied health professionals, and professionals with a natural science background considering a career in Clinical Human Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technologies  (ART) who have had previous experience in assisted reproduction techniques.

 

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Section Title
Clinical Embryology Professional Training Program
Type
Lab
Days
Th
Time
4:00PM to 6:00PM
Dates
Aug 22, 2024
Type
Lab
Days
F
Time
8:00AM to 6:00PM
Dates
Aug 23, 2024
Type
Lab
Days
Sa
Time
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Aug 24, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Classroom  
Course Fee(s)
Standard non-credit $2,500.00 Click here to get more information
Potential Discount(s) or Surcharge(s)
Section Notes

Location: Institute for Biogenesis Research (IBR); Biomed Courtyard E; 1960 East-West Rd., Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (Campus Map)

IBR is a biosafety level-2 facility in a secured part of the Biomed Building. Students will therefore meet in Courtyard E and be escorted to the IBR facility. 

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