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Advanced workshop in embryology

Advanced workshop in embryology
  • Reproductive medicine
Workshop by Excemed
Friday, Nov 27 - Saturday, Nov 28 2015
St. Petersburg, Russia



Event format

Workshop session


The official language of this live educational workshop will be English.
Simultaneous translation of English to/from Russian will be provided.

Registration status

To register for this event, contact

Titty Alvino

T +39 06 88 595 310 - F +39 06 88595 2324

Registration fee


This fee includes:

  • Scientific sessions
  • Coffee breaks and luncheons
  • Dinner on 27 November 2015
  • Educational materials
  • Certificate of attendance

Target audiences



Success in assisted reproductive  technology  (ART)  depends oncarefully controlled conditions in every step of the laboratory routine. In  addition,  continuous  advances in technology  require  constant revision oflaboratory  practices  and the  introduction of new techniques. This live educational  workshop will mprove  participants’ knowledge of the  latest technologies  and laboratory practice  guidelines. The  workshop offers  an interactive programme with specialized  lectures  tailored to fit the needs of physician and embryologists working in ART, followed  by video sessions and debates on ot topics.Discussions will concentrate on how to facilitate optimal laboratory conditions, culture environments,selection criteria and how to select the best therapy for infertile patients.

Learning objectives

By attending this live educational workshop the participants will be able to:

  • Identify the ideal culture conditions to obtain embryos with high implantation potential
  • Assess new objective criteria to select an optimal embryo for single embryo transfer (SET)
  • Define the good laboratory practice (GLP) to improve quality management in IVF laboratory

Accreditation details

An application has been made to the EACCME ® for CME accreditation of the EXCEMED “Advanced workshop in embryology” to be held on 27-28 November 2015 in St. Petersburg, Russia.

EXCEMED adheres to the principles of the Good CME Practice group (gCMEp).

Scientific programme

Friday, 27 November 2015

08.30 Registration

09.00  EXCEMED Welcome, R. Fischer (Germany)

09.10  Scientific organisers welcome, R. Fischer (Germany)

Session I Laboratory technologies: basic background

Chair: R. Fischer (Germany)

09.20 L1: Culture system: state of the art and future prospective, G. Coticchio (Italy)

09.45 L2: The effect of patient quality on clinical outcomes, D. Stoop (Belgium)

10.10 L3: The effect of gamete quality on clinical outcomes , G. Coticchio (Italy)

10.35 Question time

11.00 Coffee break

11.15 WG1: Video session and case studies on culture system and gamete quality, G. Coticchio (Italy)

Session II: Laboratory technologies: non-invasive selection and cryopreservation

Chair: R. Fischer (Germany)

13.30 L4: Does time-lapse technology improve embryo selection? , Speaker to be announced

13.55 L5: Role of cryopreservation in infertility healthcare , G. Coticchio (Italy)

14.20 L6: Freeze-all strategy or fresh embryo transfer?, D. Stoop (Belgium)

14.45 Question time

15.00 Coffee break

15.15   WG2: Video Session and case studies on morphokinetic, Speaker to be announced

16.15 Discussion

16.30 End of the first day

12.30 Lunch


Saturday, 28 November

Session III: Laboratory technologies: invasive selection and general organization

Chair: R. Fischer (Germany) 

09.00 L7: Origin of human aneuploidy, A. Capalbo (Italy)

09.25 L8: Does preimplantation genetic screening improve embryo selection?, A. Capalbo (Italy)

09.50 L9: Organization and quality management in the laboratory, Speaker to be announced

10.15 Question time 

10.30 Coffee break 

10.45 WG3: Video Session and case studies on PGS, A. Capalbo (Italy)

11.45 Discussion 

12.00 Concluding remarks

12.30 Closing lunch 

End of the live educational workshop


CME provider

EXCEMED - Excellence in Medical Education

Salita di San Nicola da Tolentino, 1/b - 00187 Rome, Italy

Senior Programme Manager: Chloé Calliope Xilinas
T +39 06 420413 505
F +39 06 420413 677

Medical Advisor: Maria Giulia Minasi

EXCEMED is a Swiss Foundation with headquarters in 14, Rue du Rhône, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland


Peter Zsolt Nagy

Reproductive Biology Associates Assisted Fertilization Technology
Atlanta, United States

Antonio Capalbo

Biotechnologist Specialist in Medical Genetics, Director of GENETYX Molecular Biology Laboratory
G.EN.E.R.A. Centre for Reproductive Medicine
Rome, Italy

Peter Zsolt Nagy

Reproductive Biology Associates Assisted Fertilization Technology
Atlanta, United States


Meridiano Congress International

Via Sapri, 6 - 00185 Rome, Italy

Project Coordinator: Titty Alvino
T +39 06 88 595 310
F +39 06 88595 234