New Technologies in IVF

21st / 22nd September 2015
to be held at University College London

Aims of the Course

Following on from Joyce Harpers landmark paper.

Human Reproduction, Vol.0, No.0 pp. I-II, 2011

Human Reproduction OPINION

When and how should new technology be introduced into the IVF laboratory?

Joyce Harper1,*, M.Cristina Magli2, Kersti Lundin3, Christopher L.R Barratt4, and Daniel Brison5

We feel it is important to offer an advanced course on new technologies.

This unique two day course has been designed for clinician's and embryologists. It includes two mornings of lectures to learn about research methods, statistics, critical discussion of several published papers and lectures by three culture media companies. For the critical discussion of papers, delegates will be invited to bring a paper of their choice for discussion. We then have two practical sessions where different companies will showcase their new technologies. This workshop will be limited to 15 delegates.

Continued Professional Development Credits

The workshop has been awarded 14 CPD credits from the Royal College of Pathologists.


The fee for the new technologies workshop is £500. The workshop includes one dinner, two lunches and refreshments.


To register – please download the registration form and return to marking the title of your email – workshop.

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Scientific Programme

Day 1 – Monday 21st September 2015

  Time Title Speaker
Registration 8.45am
Lecture 09.00 – 10.00 New technologies in IVF Joyce Harper
Lecture 10.00 – 11.00 Research methods and statistics Aviva Petrie
Coffee Break 11.00 - 11.30am in Chenies Mews
Lecture 11.30 – 12.30 Critical review of papers Joyce Harper
Lunch break 12.30 – 14.00 Sponsored by Vitrolife
Lecture 14.00 - 15.00 Timelapse imaging- How to use it to optimize results Vitrolife/
Practical 15.00 - 18.00 Timelapse- Annotations, modelling and fine tuning embryo selection Primovision and Embryoscope Vitrolife/
Evening:  Dinner 18.00

Day 2 Tuesday 22nd September 2015

  Time Title Speaker
Lecture 09.30 - 10.30 New developments in culture media Jaco Geyer,Vitrolife
Lecture 10.30 - 11.30 Growth factors in culture media Kiri Bielby , Origio
Coffee Break 11.30 - 12.00 am
Lecture 12.00 – 13.00 Single step vs sequential media Nuno Borges,
Lunch break  13.00 - 14.00 Sponsored by Origio
Lecture 14.00 – 15.00 Improving environmental and technical precision during micromanipulation, biopsy and general laboratory procedures Stephen Harbottle
Practical 15.00 – 18.00 Computer based Semen Analysis and Lab based DNA fragmentation tests Parallabs/
Hamilton Thorne
    Station 1: IMSI practical Parallabs
    Station 2: PICSI Origio
    Station 3: Implementing an Electronic Witnessing System from RI Research instruments
18.00 End of workshop

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