Training Courses

Bovine IVP Training Courses 2018

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

12-14 June sold out
14-16 August
23-25 October

€1400 per attendee

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IVF Bioscience Training Courses

Our IVF Bioscience Bovine IVP training courses are designed to provide a foundation in the skills and experience needed to establish a commercial IVF laboratory, as well as optimising transferable blastocyst rates in existing laboratories. Attendees will be trained in the techniques of Bovine IVF using the IVF Bioscience protocol and media suite.

Run by Dr Lotte Stroebech and her highly experienced team, the course will reinforce theoretical knowledge of bovine in vitro embryo production techniques with practical hands-on training in a highly focused learning environment.

Course Content

During the course each participant receives individual training to develop knowledge and skills in:

IVF Techniques

Handling and manipulation of gametes and embryos

In vitro maturation (IVM), including logistics, timings and decision making for transportation

Semen preparation, including semen thawing techniques and semen analysis

In vitro fertilisation (IVF), including preparation of matured oocytes and calculation of optimal semen concentrations

In vitro embryo culture (IVC), including presumed zygote denudation techniques

Embryo evaluation and grading

Quality control, quality assurance

Laboratory setup and equipment

Usage of equipment and supplies associated with IVF

Selection of plasticware and consumables

Laboratory layout and workflow

General laboratory protocols

Laboratory entry procedures

Cleaning recommendations

Working protocols

Recordkeeping and reporting of results

Course Structure

Each day will start with a theoretical introduction before the hands-on sessions. There will also be time allocated on the last day to discuss and advise on the specific requirements of each attendee’s laboratory.

Day Timings Material Covered
1 Half Day
12 pm – 5 pm
Oocyte handling and maturation (IVM)
2 Full Day
9 am – 5 pm
Semen preparation, fertilisation (IVF), denudation and culture (IVC)
3 Half Day
9 am – 1 pm
Cleavage and Blastocyst assessmenets

Continuing consultancy and advice for effective in-lab implementation is also available to all attendees following completion of the course.

Location Details

The IVF Bioscience training facilities are located at the University of Copenhagen in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

The training price includes all materials for the course and lunch each day. Attendees will need to fund their own travel, accommodation and additional meals.

We can make recommendations for transport and accommodation options, just leave a note when you complete your form or get in touch with us via email.

OPU training is not included in this course, but can be offered separately upon request – get in touch for specific details.

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