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Module: 7 - Management of IVF and Andrology Labs

Duration: 16 hours (2 days)
Fees: USD 2,800.00

Module: 7
Course: Training in Quality Management of IVF and Andrology Laboratories


Kindly note that training can be customized according to the needs of the candidate.

Contact the Course Director
Dr. Ashok Agarwal

Professor, Lerner College of Medicine,
Case Western Reserve University
Director, Andrology Center
Director, American Center for Reproductive Medicine
Staff, Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute, and
Ob-Gyn and Women's Health Institute,
Anatomic Pathology, and Immunology

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Course objectives:

During the course each participant receives one-on-one guidance and instructions on:

  • How to develop a Quality Assurance plan for an IVF Lab
  • Implementing a Total Quality Management Program
  • Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments (CLIA) guidelines
  • Regulation, Licensing and Accreditation
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance in an IVF/Andrology Setup

Selection of indicators and threshold values

  • Proficiency Testing
  • Quality Management Tools
  • Troubleshooting
Sample Course Schedule for Module 7

Educational teaching methods:

  • Interactive discussion and teaching sessions
  • Lab visit and demonstration

Evaluation of trainee:

  • Verbal Communication & Comprehension Skills / Integrative Component (20%): PowerPoint talk on a topic linked to a course module and viva voce
  • Candidates who meet the training requirements and successfully complete the course work will be awarded the Training Certificate

Each participant will receive:

  • Course Syllabus with Reading Material and Lab Protocols
  • Free Access to the Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library
  • WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen. 5th Edition, 2010 (Digital file)
  • Certificate of Training (issued upon successful assessment by the instructor) and Grading Report
  • Daily Meal (Lunch) Tickets

Virtual 360° Tour of the American Center for Reproductive Medicine Research Laboratories and Andrology Center

Course Evaluation by Past Trainees

Testimonials by Past Trainees