Gamete Handling (Hands On)

Course Duration

3 days

Course Description

As far as embryology is concerned, our country and also countries from the developing world, the number of embryologists are still limited, thus there are times when the clinician is required to step in and make some important decisions pertaining to the IVF laboratory. This course is intended for Clinicians who have established Ivf practices and want to understand some of the intricacies of the Laboratory, or Clinicians who what to start IVF Laboratories, or Clinicians doing Batch IVF with limited access to Embryologists. The objectives of this course are to impart a basic knowledge of embryology and basic technical experience to the participants in order for them to make informed, evidence based decisions about the most critical questions asked in everyday practice.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to the Course and Pre evaluation
  • Lab setup: Important factors to consider
  • Incubator Management
  • Choice of culture media and strategies: advantages and potential risks
  • Hands on Ovum pick up screening
  • Hands on Sperm Preparation
  • Oocyte Quality: Clinical parameters that affect it and what to do about it
  • Ejaculate to Testicular Sperm : What can go wrong and what to do about it
  • Assessment of Embryo Morphology
  • Hands on Dish preparation
  • Hands on Sperm Diagnostics
  • When to do Day 3 and When to opt for Blastocyst Transfer
  • How many Embryos to Transfer ? Factors to consider?
  • Hands on Bead handling and introduction to vitrification
  • Discussion: Strategies for using the available techniques and technologies
  • Post Evaluation and Feedbacks
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