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Vitrification Workshop

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Date: 20th April 2016
Venue: University College London


Aims of the Course

The programme will provide embryologists with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of vitrification by the Cryotech and Kitazato methods. As well as lectures, the course will include hands on practicals and demonstrations. During the one-day, delegates will not become competent at vitrification but will have enough hands on to go away and practice in their own laboratory setting. The workshop gives delegates a unique opportunity to try both systems. The workshop will also allow scientists to discuss the technology with their peers and with experts in the field. As well as the lectures, additional information will be given in the form of powerpoint presentations. Alpesh Doshi and Walid Malouf are approved Cryotech instructors.

Programme


Time Title Speaker
Registration
9.30 – 10.30 An introduction to vitrification and the CRGH experience. Key performance indicators and setting benchmarks. Kalliopi Loutradi
10.30 –11.30 Successful Vitrification for Human Oocytes & Embryos: " The Cryotec Method" Walid Malouf
11.30– 12.00 Discussion  
Lunch and workshop photograph - 12.00 - 13.00
13.00 – 13.40 The importance of an efficient and reliable vitrification program: clinical applications of the Kitazato Cryotop® Method. Alicia Genoves
13.40 - 17.00 Hands on session on optimising oocyte, embryo and blastocyst vitrification and warming. Using open and closed carrier systems. Alpesh Doshi
Certificates and end of workshop - 17.00


Embryologist and any IVF related staff wishing to learn more about vitrification.

Faculty

  • Joyce Harper
  • Alpesh Doshi
  • Kalliopi Loutradi
  • Walid Malouf, Alicia Genoves

Sponsors

Continued Professional Development credits

The workshop has been awarded 7 CPD credits from the Royal College of Pathologists.

Fees

The fee for the vitrification workshop is £400.00. The workshop includes lunch.


Registration

To register – pleases download the registration form here. For further information contact ivf.pgd.academy@gmail.com


Download the Registration Form

Vitrification Registration Form

General information

Accommodation

There are three hotels that are close to UCL that we recommend – all have en- suite. You have to book these hotels yourself. There are several web sites that report cheaper rates for London hotels but also check with the hotel web site as the rates are often the same.


  • Premier Inn Euston,1 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PJ,
    Phone - (+44) 871 527 8656. Google Premier Inn Euston.
    (Or)
    Ibis Hotel Euston, 3 Cardington Street, NW1 2LW, London,
    Phone - (+44) 207 3887777. Google Ibis Hotel Euston.
  • Tavistock Hotel, Tavistock Sqare, London, WC1H 9EU,
    Website - www.imperialhotels.co.uk/tavistock.
    This is a very basic hotel but is close to UCL.

Getting to your hotel

All London Airports are quite far from central London. You can take a taxi but it will be very expensive. I would recommend that from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton or Stansted you take the Airport Express trains that bring you right into central London (you can google information about these trains). These trains come into main stations that are linked to the London Underground (you can download a map from the internet). You can also use google maps and streetfinder to find the location of your hotel and UCL. If you come by train into Euston you will be very close to UCL and can walk if your hotel is near UCL.
If you need any further help finding your hotel, it would be best to ask them directly. If you get stuck - contact Joyce.


Location

The lectures will take place in UCL (exact room to be confirmed) and the hands on in the Theobalds Seminar room, UCL Centre for PG&D, Institute for Womens Health, University College London, 86-96 Chenies Mews, London, WC1. Email and internet facilities will be available in the Department.
If you need to be contacted during the workshop,
Telephone - 0207 679 6072,
Fax - 0207 383 7429 and
Email - joyce.harper@ucl.ac.uk.


Slides and handbooks

We will give you a printed copy of the slides and also a memory stick with a copy of the slides, handbook and photos taken during the workshop.


Lunches

Lunch is provided.


Breaks

Coffee, tea and other refreshments will be provided each day for a morning and afternoon break.


Evening meal

For two day workshops, an evening meal is provided.

Shopping

UCL is close to the main London shopping areas.


Workshop Photograph

A workshop photograph will be taken at lunchtime and included on your stick.


Workshop Certificate of Attendance

All delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance.



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