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Module: 6 - Vitrification

Duration: 8 hours (1 day)
Fees: USD 2,500.00

Module: 6
Course: Vitrification

Lab
 

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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ACE

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:

  • The fundamentals of vitrification
  • Setting up vitrification for routine use in an embryology laboratory
  • Hands on training in vitrification of oocytes and embryos

Vitrification techniques

  • Open vitrification system
  • Closed vitrification system
  • Warming of cryopreserved oocytes and embryos
  • Oocyte vitrification
  • Cleavage stage embryo vitrification
  • Blastocyst vitrification

Discussion

  • Slow freezing versus vitrification
  • Comparison between different vitrification systems and devices
  • Improving survival rates
Sample Course Schedule for Module 6

Educational teaching methods:

  • Interactive discussion and teaching sessions
  • Hands-on laboratory training sessions
  • Live lectures and multimedia presentations

Evaluation of trainee:

  • Knowledge/Theoretical Component (30%): Multiple choice questions on lab techniques linked to each course module
  • Practical Skills (50%): Tested on specific lab techniques taught during the training
  • Verbal Communication & Comprehension Skills / Integrative Component (20%): PowerPoint talk on a topic linked to a course module and viva voce
  • The performance of the candidate throughout the course will be reflected in a Grading Report
  • 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