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Training In Advanced Sperm Function Tests

(Module 2)


Contact Information:
Training can be customized according to the needs of the candidate. Please mail the complete Registration and review the Application Procedures/Fee Schedule. For more information contact:
Program Director
American Center for Reproductive Medicine
Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and
  OB-Gyn & Women's Health Institute
Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Avenue, X11.1
Cleveland, Ohio 44195, USA
Tel: 216-444-9485; Fax: 216-445-6049
E-mail: agarwaa@ccf.org

Measurement of ROS

Training in this module accredited by the
American College of Embryology
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Course objectives:

During the course each participant receives one-on-one training to develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Sperm DNA fragmentation test by FACS (TUNEL assay)
  • MACS* technique for selection of non-apoptotic spermatozoa
  • Measurement of reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels in semen samples
  • Measurement of total antioxidant status (TAC) in seminal plasma
  • Apoptotic marker in ejaculated spermatozoa by fluorescence microscopy (Annexin V binding)

FACS: Fluorescence activated cell sorting
*Magnetic-activated cell sorting

Educational teaching methods:

  • Live lectures and multimedia presentations.
  • Laboratory training sessions.
  • Interactive discussions.

Each participant will receive:

  • Course syllabus.
  • Certificate of training (issued upon successful evaluation by the instructor)
  • Free library access.

Course duration:

Participants receive 4 days of instructions in the following areas:

  • Lectures, discussions - 8 hours
  • Laboratory training sessions - 24 hours
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American Center for Reproductive Medicine
The Cleveland Clinic
10681 Carnegie Avenue, X11
Cleveland, OH 44195 USA
Tel: (216) 444-9485
Fax: (216) 445-6049
E-mail: CRM@ccf.org