MRSi Hands-On Embryology Workshop for Embryologists & Non Embryologist

Date Wednesday, June 5, 2024
Time 1:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Location Camellia

Think YOU can do ICSI? What about a biopsy, oocyte and embryo vitrification and warming in real-time?? If you have wondered what's involved in micro-surgery of single cells and embryos, something performed daily your IVF lab, then this is the workshop for you.

Step into our laboratory…

Walk through hands-on stations directed by experts in assisted reproductive technology. This workshop will answer your questions through this tactile experience with active direction and guidance. Doing is learning and your experience will inform you in ways that will better prepare you to help your patients to understand the assisted reproduction techniques prescribed in their treatments.. This workshop will feature opportunities to learn how oocytes and embryos are handled in the lab; how culture plates are labeled and prepared and how intact chain of custody by “witnessing” is achieved. The loading of embryo transfer catheters will also be highlighted and will reinforce this critical step in the clinical procedure.

This singular opportunity will be directed by:

Dr. Kathy Miller, Chair
Dr. Kathryn Go, Co-Chair
Dr. Kristen Ivani
Dr. Abeer Sahlia

This is a perfect opportunity for junior embryologists, lab scientist, Fellows, surgeons, a nurse or team member. Frankly, anyone who wants to learn more about and understand cutting edge IVF lab techniques should attend.

This event is sponsored by:

Cooper Surgical
Reproductive Solutions
Hamilton Thorne
Fuji Film/Irvine Scientific
Ferring Pharmaceuticals 
CryoPort Systems
TMRW Life Sciences
Boreas Monitoring

Snacks and beverages included.

The Embryo Transfer Simulator (ETS) program is an augmented reality simulator where current and prospective Reproductive Endocrinology Fellows can practice transferring "embryos" in a safe learning space. Skills are developed both by repetition, but also through several cases of increasing difficulty, representing different patient pathologies and anatomical features. The ETS also has the flexibility to emulate different clinic practices, e.g., the type of catheter used. If going through all 5 modules, sessions can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, depending on experience levels. Sponsored by Ferring Pharmaceuticals.

Wednesday, June 5, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Snacks and beverages included.