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Dr. Anuja Dokras (Clinician-USA)

Dr. Anuja Dokras is thepast President of the AE-PCOS society, an international society focused on supporting education and research related to all aspects of androgen excess disorders. She is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania in the division of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She is also the Medical Director of the Reproductive Surgical Facility and Director of the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Program at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a board certified specialist in obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. She is also the Director of the PENN PCOS center, a multi-disciplinary center providing care to adolescents and women at all ages with PCOS. Her research focuses on long term cardiovascular risks, fertility outcomes and mood disorders in PCOS and has been funded by the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and National Institutes of Health. She She is Associate Editor of Journal of Clinical Endocrinology Metabolism.

Dr. Arvind Chandra (Clinician-Germany)

Director of Deutsche Klinik Bad Muender and Hannover Amedes AG, Germany Medical Director of Morpheus IVF Group, India

Hannover Area, Germany
Medical Practice

Current Medical Director at Deutsche Klinik Bad Muender, Amedes AG
Past Medical Doctor at Deutsche Klinik Bad Muender Hannover, Scientific Assistant and gynecologist at Universitäts Frauenklinik Hamburg Eppendorf
Education Universität Hamburg

Dr. Christos Coutifaris (Clinician-USA) Imm. Past President of ASRM

Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Alia Tutor Chair in Reproductive Endocrinology

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Dr. Laurel Stadtmauer (Clinician-USA)

Dr. Stadtmauer is currently a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Dr. Stadtmauer is fully trained in minimally-invasive endoscopic and robotic surgery. Her particular clinical interests are in infertility, uterine fibroids and anomalies and polycystic ovary syndrome. She authored book chapters and has published more than 50 in peer review journals.

Dr. Dib Dutta (Clinician-UK)

Dr. Dib Dutta is a Consultant Obstetrician & Gynecologist at the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, England.

In addition to his role as the College Tutor, he was an elected Member of the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists (RCOG) during 2012 to 2016, having served in its Board of Trustees for the same duration. He was the Council Representative on the RCOG Finance & Executive Committee and an appointed member of its Appointments and Remuneration Committee during 2012 to 2015.

He continues to be on the executive committee of the RCOG’s initiative in Tanzania and South Africa, ‘Towards Safe Choices’, a program delivering safe and effective contraception in Tanzania and South Africa. He has been a spokesperson for the RCOG for the media for quite some time.

Dib has been honored both nationally and internationally, with numerous prizes and citations, including the RCOG Historical Lectureship in 2011 and the Hind Rattan Award, India in 2010. He is a guest speaker at many national and international conferences.

Prof. Stuart Campbell (Clinician-USA)

• Professor Campbell is the former Academic Head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at both Kings College Hospital and St George’s Hospital Medical School, London

• He is the first President of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG)

• He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Scientific Medical Journal ‘Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology’

• Professor Campbell is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

• He is a Doctor of Science of London University

Mrs. Alexia Chatziparasidou (Embryologist-Greece)

Mrs. Alexia Chatziparasidou is a clinical embryologist with long experience of more than 30,000 IVF cycles. Her scientific interests focus mainly on the application of modern fertility preservation techniques. In 2007, Mrs Chatziparasidou completed her M.Sc. on Clinical Embryology with honors at the University of Leeds, and was certified in 2008 by ESHRE.  In 2004, she founded Embryolab, a modern state of art assisted reproduction unit, and has been the director of it since then. Since 2013 she is a co- founder of the Embryolab Academy.

Prof. Nuno Costa Borges (Embryologist-Spain)

Nuno Costa-Borges is an embryologist that has been involved in both research and clinical practice for over 15 years. As a PhD fellow of the Portuguese national funding agency for science, Nuno spent several years developing strategies to improve the efficiency of animal cloning, having accomplished the first animals successfully cloned in Spain in 2009. After finishing his PhD at the University Autonomous of Barcelona, he joined the embryology team of IVI Barcelona, where he has worked as a clinical embryologist. Later on, he co-founded Embryotools, where he has been devoted on offering training and consulting services to the IVF community worldwide. Additionally, as scientific director of Embryotools, Nuno has also been committed to the development of new IVF techniques, such as, the flicking method for the biopsy of blastocysts or spindle transfer for mitochondrial replacement in oocytes and embryos. Nuno’s work has led to several peer-reviewed publications and he has been invited speaker in numerous international conferences and scientific meetings, as well as awarded with prestigious prizes and grants.

Dr. Steven D Fleming (Embryologist-Australia)

Dr. Steven D Fleming is Director of Embryology at ORIGIO a/s. After completing his PhD in 1987, he undertook postdoctoral research with Dr Chris O'Neill in the Human Reproduction Unit of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. From 1993-1997 he was appointed Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Nottingham in England, where he established the world's first Master's degree in Assisted Reproduction Technology with Dr Simon Fishel as well as a Summer School with Prof Lars Hamberger at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. From 1998-2008 he was the Scientific Director of Westmead Fertility Centre at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sydney. From 2008-2013 he was a founding Director of Assisted Conception Australia at Greenslopes Private Hospital in Brisbane and a Senior Fellow at the University of Queensland. He is the recipient of research grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council, the Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation, the Fertility Society of Australia and the University of Sydney. He is an author and editor of several books, book chapters and numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Prof. Ri-Cheng Chian (Embryologist-Canada)

Professor Ri-Cheng Chian is Director at Center for Reproductive Medicine, Shanghai 10th People’s Hospital of Tongji University, P. R. of China. Before joining the current position, Dr. Chian was an Associate Professor with Tenure at McGill University’s Division of Reproductive Biology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology located in Montreal, Canada.

Dr. Chian is the key person in the development of in vitro maturation (IVM) of human oocytes for clinical application and for cryopreservation of human oocytes which resulted in pregnancies and live births at McGill University Health Center (MUHC) in Canada. He has patents and products licensed with several companies as well.

Dr. Chian published more than 200 research papers in journals and gave presentations at many international/regional conferences. Dr. Chian edited three books and contributed to various book chapters. As an invited guest speaker, Dr. Chian delivered lectures in many different societies and countries. Dr. Chian was a former Associate Editor for the journal, Human Reproduction, Journal of Assisted Reproduction & Genetics, and an Editorial Board Member for two other journals. Dr. Chian is acting as a reviewer for many other scientific journals including Fertility and Sterility, Human Reproduction, Biology of Reproduction, Reproductive BioMedicine Online, Endocrinology, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, The Lancet and BMJ, etc.

Dr. Chian’s research interests are focused on 1) The mechanism of oocyte maturation and activation; 2) Simplification of infertility treatment; and 3) Fertility cryopreservation.

Dr. Chian speaks English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese and has some knowledge of French.

Dr. Niels Briger Ramsing (Embryologist-Denmark)


Niels Birger Ramsing is Director for Strategic Product Development at Vitrolife A/S in Aarhus, Denmark. He was the Chief Scientific Officer of Unisense FertiliTech A/S prior to the Vitrolife acquisition and has a M.Sc. In Biostructural Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology by the University of Aarhus, DK. He is the inventor of the EmbryoScope and project leader for the development of the EmbryoScope+.

Dr. Niels Birger Ramsing is currently the director for strategic product development in Vitrolife A/S. He joined Unisense FertiliTech A/S, Denmark, as the Chief Scientific Officer in 2004, which was subsequently acquired by Vitrolife AB in 2014. Prior to his work in the field of IVF he received his M.Sc. in Biostructural Chemistry as well as his Ph.D. in Microbial Ecology from the University of Aarhus, DK. Dr. Ramsing’s research expertise and interests span a diverse range of scientific disciplines: development of novel diagnostic tools and technologies, DNA chip technology using high affinity nucleotide analogues, development of microfluidic chip technology, quantitative molecular biology, microsensor technology. Relevant to the EmbryoScope Time-lapse system technology from Unisense FertiliTech, Dr. Ramsing has expertise in mathematical modelling and image analysis, as well as embryo selection knowledge pertaining to assisted reproduction applications. The breadth of his experience has been pivotal to the development of the EmbryoScope® Time-lapse imaging system.

During the early development of the EmbryoScope system, Dr. Ramsing worked closely with key opinion leaders in the ART field. Together with ART innovators like Dr. Lynette Scott at Fertility Centers of New England and Dr. Marcos Meseguer Escrivá from IVI, the system was elevated from a non-invasive and sensitive micosensor system that measures respiration rates of the developing embryo to a cutting-edge incubation platform with time-lapse imaging and assessment of morphokinetic milestones to aid in selection of the best embryos for transfer.

Dr. Ramsing has been a guest speaker at more than forty international conferences and laboratories across the globe. His publications exceed more than sixty articles accepted in international peer reviewed journals. Dr. Ramsing also has ten patent application families filed since 2002.

A short list of publications relevant to Assisted Reproduction Technologies:

Scott, L., Ramsing, N.B. 2007. Oocyte and embryo respiration rate measurements in a clinical setting – Potential to improve embryo selection? The Clinical Embryologist 10(2):5-9.

Scott, L., Berntsen, J., Davies D., Gudersen, J.K., Hill, J., Ramsing, N.B. 2008. Human oocyte respiration-rate measurement potential to improve oocyte and embryo selection. Reproductive BioMedicine Online, 17(4):461-469. Meseguer M, Herrero J, Tejera A, Hilligsøe KM, Ramsing NB, Remohí J. 2011 The use of morphokinetics as a predictor of embryo development. Hum Reprod. 26 (10):2658-71

Tejera A, Herrero J, de Los Santos MJ, Garrido N, Ramsing N, Meseguer M. 2011. Oxygen consumption is a quality marker for human oocyte competence conditioned by ovarian stimulation regimens. Fertil Steril. 96(3):618-623

Prof. Helene Russel (Scientist-USA)

Associate Director of Clinical Embryology & Andrology

Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, USA

1st March 2019 (Friday)


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM FW1: Intra Uterine Insemination FW2: Fertility Enhancing Endoscopics Surgeries FW3: Clinical ART FW4: Pre-implantation Genetic Testing FW5: Cryopreservation A1: Hands on Embryo Transfer
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM FW6: Recurrent Implantation Failure FW7: Controlled Ovarian Stimulation FW8: Male Infertility FW9: Micromanipulation FW10: Quality Control Quality Assurance QC / QA
FW1: Intra Uterine Insemination (Didactic / Video / Live / Workstation)
Conveners :

Rishma D. Pai

Sunita Tandulwadkar

Sapna Bajaj

Christos Coutifaris

Conducted by : Maharashtra Chapter of ISAR (MSR)

Workshop Objective :

This workshop, which is mainly aimed at the clinicians, would be focused on all aspects of Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), starting from the indications, setting up of a semen wash laboratory, methods of semen wash, clinical aspects of performing the IUI procedure and optimizing of the IUI results. Video& live demonstration of the sperm wash techniques & insemination procedures would be done. Workstation would be available in the hall for better insights. At the end of the workshop, the participant would get a very comprehensive knowledge of the various practical as well as the academic aspects of IUI and would be in a position to set up his own IUI clinic.

Session: I 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Session: II 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Session: III 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Session: IV 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Indications and factors affecting IUI outcome How to setup an iui lab - minimum requirements and ICMR guidelines Live/video demonstration of ART/IUI Laboratory: semen wash techniques, IUI procedure. Panel: Optimisation of iui results
Couple evaluation prior to IUI Semen preparation methods - video demonstration Semen analysis/semen wash workstation will be available throughout. -
Ovulation induction Ovulation trigger and luteal phase support, post IUI instructions- do's and dont's - -
IUI procedure…clinical aspects Donor insemination - dos and don'ts - -
FW2: Fertility Enhancing Endoscopic Surgeries (Didactic / Video / Live / Simulator)
Conveners :

Prakash Trivedii

S. Krishnakumar

Laurel Stadtmauer

Dib dutta

Conducted by : Indian Association of Gynaecological Endoscopists (IAGE)

Live From : Dr. Trivedi's Total Health care Hospital

Workshop Objective :

Some part of this workshop, directed primarily to the clinician, will be transmitted live from the endoscopic theatre. Various Hysteroscopic surgeries such as diagnostic hysteroscopy, office hysteroscopy, septal and myoma resection, adheseolysis and tubal cannulation would be demonstrated live (subject to availability). Similarly, laparoscopic procedures such as myomectomy, Endometrioma removal, tubal surgery, would be demonstrated live subject to availability. Special emphasis would be laid on instrumentation and technique. Hysteroscopic simulators may be kept (subject to availability). Newer techniques such as laser surgery will be demonstrated. At the end of the workshop, the participant would get an adequate knowledge about when and how to resort to endoscopic surgeries to enhance fertility.

Session: I 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Session: II 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Session: III 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Session: IV 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Introduction to hysteroscopy Live Demonstration Introduction to laproscopy Live Demonstration
Instruments Office hysteroscopy Instruments Myomas
Managing complications Hysteroscopic myoma retrieval/ fibroid polyp Managing complications Tackling hydrosalpinx
- Hysteroscopic tubal recanulation -
FW3: Clinical ART (Didactic / Video / Live / Simulator)
Conveners :

Nandita P. Palshetkar

Jaideep Malhotra

Neil Johnson

Anuja Dokras

Live From : Lilavati Hospital IVF Centre, Bloom IVF

Workshop Objective :

Some part of this workshop will be transmitted live from the ART laboratory. This would be directed more towards the IVF clinicians. However budding embryologist can also attend the workshop to get oriented to clinicalART. Practical aspects such as, setting up an ART center, indications &procedure of IVF/ICSI, instrumentation, principles of culturing techniques would be covered.Techniques such as semen wash, oocyte retrieval under transvaginal ultrasound, Oocyte scanning, oocyte insemination, ICSI, IMSI, time lapse, spindle check, laser hatching, embryo transfer, pipelle, Platelet rich plasma preparation infusion (PRP)& G CSF instillation would be demonstrated. At the end of the workshop,participants will get to know the details about the practicalities in the IVF lab and will be able to implement the various procedures in their laboratories.

Session: I 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM Session: II 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM Session: III 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM Session: IV 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Setting up of ART lab Live demonstration from ART lab demonstrating various procedure such as oocyte retrievel,intrauterineinsemination, embryotransfer, pipelle and instillation of GCSF/PRP Semen preparation technique and insemination protocols of IVF, ICSI, IMSI Live demonstration of procedure from ART lab: Semen washing (swimup, densitygradient, microfluidics) IVF, ICSI, IMSI, ALH, freezing thawing of semen, oocyte embryos & Preparation of PRP.
Culture systems protocols - Grading of oocytes & embryos.
Procedures in IVF: oocyte retrievel,embryo transfer. - Cryopreservation and assessment of embryos using morphological examination and tme lapse system -
FW4: Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (Didactic / Video / Live)
Conveners :

Vijay Mangoli

Ameet Patki

Richard Paulson

Alexia Chatziparasidou

Workshop Objective :

Some part of this workshop will be transmitted live from the PGD laboratory. This comprehensive workshop can be attended by both Embryologist &Clinicians. However more emphasis will be given to the embryological & genetic techniques . The workshop will throw light on indications, techniques of biopsy,techniques of Genetic analysis, role of mitochondrial study,receptor analysis of the endometrium as well as the genetics of recurrent pregnancy loss. Emphasis would be given on the aneuploidy screening (PGTa) for recurrent implantation failure and single cell analysis for disorders such as thalassemia and sickle cell anemia.At the end of this session, participants will get a comprehensive knowledge about successfully establishing and maintaining a PGD laboratory.

Session: I 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Session: II 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Session: III 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Session: IV 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
PGD: An overview Techniques of genetic Analysis : FISH/CGH Microarray/NGS
VIDEO DEMONSTRATION OF PGD: Polar body biopsy/ blastomere biopsy/ trophoectoderm biopsy. Panel: PGS / PGD - looking back to move forward
Setting up of PGD clinic Mosaicism: technical challenges and capabilities
How do we stimulate for PGD ?
Time-lapse and PGS: better together? - -
Biopsy techniques of PGT: Polar body/D3/D4/ D5: blastocyst
Genetics of Recurrent pregnancy loss - -
FW5: Cryopreservation (Didactic / Video / Live / Workstation)
Conveners :

Sudesh Kamat

Asha Baxi

Chiemi Toyama

Ri-Cheng Chian

Conducted by: Infertility Committee of FOGSI

Workshop Objective :

Some part of this workshop may be transmitted live from the ART laboratory. This workshop can be attended by both embryologist & Clinicians. More emphasis will be given to instrumentation and techniques of semen and testicular biopsy freezing, oocyte and ovarian tissue freezing and embryo freezing using Vitrification technology. Clinical aspects of freezing such as application, endometrial preparation and outcomes would be discussed. Live workstation may be sat up for training. At the end of the workshop, participants will be proficient in applying as well as performing successful cryopreservation of gametes, embryosand ovarian/testicular tissues.

Session: I 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM Session: II 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Session: III 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Session: IV 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Indication and current status of gamete cryopreservation Vitrification of oocytes &embryo: technical overview Live vitrification workstations will be available. Live vitrification workstations will be available
Thermodynamic principles of cryopreservation : slow freezing /vitrification Testicular tissue and ovarian tissue cryopreservation - -
Cryopreservation for fertility preservation Preparation of endometrium prior to FET & Freeze all Policy - -
A1: Hands on Embryo Transfer Workshop (Didactic / Simulation)
Conveners :

Richard Reindollar

Keith Ran

Conducted by : American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Workshop Objective :

Enhancing Skills in Embryo Transfer for Optimizing Success Rates in ART. This 4-hour workshop will be comprised of both didactic and hands-on exercises. The didactic portion of theprogram will focus on the standard embryo transfer protocol, tips and tricks for performing difficult transfers, and the role of the embryologist in the embryo transfer. The hands-on exercises will focus on the techniques of direct and afterload transfer employing the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator. This is a virtual reality simulator that utilizes uteri with cervical configurations of different levels of difficulty and the 3-D total pelvic ultrasound of patients, making the simulation realistic for training. The participant will be able to follow specific metrics which measure criticalaspects of the embryo transfer. The simulation exercises will allow the trainee to learn or enhance these skills. Participants will rotate between the didactic and hands-on portion of the program

(Only First 32 Registration)
(Only Paid Workshop)
(Special Faculty From USA For Simulation Training)
Session: 9:00 AM (Onwards)
Lunch: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
FW6: Recurrent Implantation Failure (Didactic / Video)
Conveners :

Hrishikesh Pai

Manish Banker

Joe Leigh Simpson

Basil Tarlatzis

Conducted by : International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)

Workshop Objective :

This workshop, primarily directed to the clinicians, will discuss the various embryological. maternal &immunological etiologies of Recurrent Implantation Failure (RIF). It would throw light on variation in stimulation protocols,pre-procedurehysteroscopy, pipelle, G CSF and PRP instillation for thin endometrium, freeze all policy,laser hatching, coculture, blastocyst culture, double embryo transfer, Endometrial receptive assay, adjuvant therapy, and stress therapy in treating RIF. At the end of the workshop, the participants would have a better insight into the diagnosis and management of RIF. They would be able to enhance the pregnancy rates in patients with RIF.

Session: V 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session: VI 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Session: VII 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Workstations) Session: VIII 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Workstations)
What is RIF: Definition and  Etiology Role of surgical interventions for management of recurrent implantation failure The embryo in RIF : genetic selection Panel: Optimising outcomes in RIF -clinical aspects
Contribution of Gametes to RIF Overcoming endometrial barriers: thin endometrium & freeze all policy The embryo in RIF: strategies to improve outcome -
Endometrial receptivity: current notions Role of immune modulation treatments in recurrent implantation failure. What if all fails-role of change of gametes, surrogacy & adoption -
Immunological basis of RIF - - -
FW7: Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (Didactic / Video / Case discussion)
Conveners :

Narendra Malhotra

Geeta Nargund

Stuart Campbell

Conducted by : International Society for Mild Approaches in Assisted Reproduction (ISMAAR)

Workshop Objective :

This workshop would be primarily directed to clinicians. It would cover the topics of physiology of ovulation, ovarian reserve testing,classification of response, principles of individualized controlled ovarian stimulation (ICOS), stimulation in special groups such as poor responders&hyper responders, role of minimal ovarian stimulation, comparison of minimal and standard stimulation, performance of HiCoSy, HSG using lipoidal,recent advances in ultrasoundcycle monitoring & managing complications of COS. Ovarian rejuvenation techniques such as PRP, augment, stem cell injection would be video demonstrated. At the end of this workshop, the participants would be well oriented in the area of COS and would be able to perform ideal ICOS for their patients with very good pregnancy outcomes.

Session: V 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session: VI 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Session: VII 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Workstations) Session: VIII 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Workstations)
Physiology of ovulation Utrasound doppler & hormonal monitoring Gonadotrophins: which, when, why? Panel: Case scenarios and induction protocols in IVF/ infertility
Testing and classification of ovarian reserve Principles of ovulation induction in hyperresponders and poor responders Agonists v/s Antagonist -
iCOS: indivisualised controlled ovarian stimulation Minimum Ovarian stimulation : The way forward.
Triggers in ivf: when, which, why? -
- - Role of adjuvants in coh -
FW8: Male Infertility (Didactic / Video)
Conveners :

Bipin Pandit

Kedar Ganla

Alan H. Decherney

Luk Rombauts

Conducted by : The Mumbai Obstetrics and Gynecological Society (MOGS)

Workshop Objective :

This workshop would be directed to clinicians interested in understanding & treating the male factor of infertility. The workshop would discuss the who semen report, diagnosis/management of conditions resulting in decreased semen count, surgical treatments such as varicocele repair/ Vaso epididymal anastomosis (VEA), role of medical management, managing erectile dysfunction&azoospermia. Video demonstration of sperm retrieval techniques, ICSI, IMSI, PICSI VEA, semenwash technique of double density gradient,Magnetic Assisted Cell Sorting (MACS) and Microfluidics would be done. At the end of this workshop participants would have a comprehensive Knowledge about the general principals of managing male infertility.

Session: V 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session: VI 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Session: VII 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Workstations) Session: VIII 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Workstations)
Semen analysis and beyond...sperm function test Management in male infertility Video demonstration of: Semen Analysis, Mechanical vibrator and electroejaculation for semen collection, surgicalretrievel of sperm, sperm preparation technique (swimup, density gradient) ICSI, IMSI, PICSI, MAC, Microfluidics, Vasoepididymal anastomosis Panel: optimisation of male factor in infertility
USG/ hormonal evaluation Surgical management in male infertility - -
Genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors in male infertility Sexual dysfunction in male infertility / performance anxiety from bedroom to laboratory
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Dna fragmentation of sperm! Why? When? And the significance Azoospermia- what next? - -
FW9: Micromanipulation (Didactic / Video / Live / Workstation)
Conveners :

Virendra Shah

R. B. Agarwal

Steven D. Fleming

Nimish Shelat

Conducted by : International Federation of Fertility Societies (IFFS)

Workshop Objective :

Some part of this workshop, mainly directed to the embryologist, will be transmitted live from the ART laboratory. The workshop will throw light on the physics and mechanics of the micromanipulator,instrumentation, various types of micromanipulators/injectors available in the market, denudation of the oocytes, preparation of the sperm including density gradients/Magnetic assisted cell sorting/Microfluidics /HOST, loading of the icsi dish, ICSI /IMSI/PICSI procedure, spindle check, oocyte ionophore activation, handling difficult sperms samples including testicular tissue and troubleshooting. At the end of this workshop, the participants would be well versed with the handling of the micromanipulator and would get insights into the factors that can contribute to increase in the pregnancy rates.

Session: V 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session: VI 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Session: VII 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Workstations) Session: VIII 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Workstations)

Setting up the micromanipulator

Handling difficult sperms Live demonstration/video demonstration of following procedure from Art lab:

1)semen preparation
2) oocyte preparartion
3)Preparation &loading of ICSI dish
4) oocyte injection
7)Spindle check
8)oocyte activation
Micromanipulation workstation will be available throughout.
Sperm preparation prior to ICSI Troubleshooting in micromanipulation - -
ICSI dish preparation New techniques: imsi, picsi, macs, microfluidics - -
FW10: Quality Control Quality Assurance QC / QA - Academy of Clinical Embryologist (Didactic / Video / Live)
Conveners :

Priya Kannan

D. Swaminathan

Catherine Racowsky

Nuno Costa Borges

Conducted by : Academy of Clinical Embryologist (ACE)

Workshop Objective :

This workshop can be attended by both clinicians & embryologist . The workshop would cover various aspects of QC/QA including laboratory set up, TQM of gases /air quality/instruments, frequency of quality checks, prevention of infections and mix ups, troubleshooting poor ivfoutcome, specialprecautions to be taken in viral positive cases, audits, accreditation, reporting and compliances. At the end of this workshop, the participant would be in a position to run an effective QA/QC program in the laboratory.

Session: V 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Session: VI 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Session: VII 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (Workstations) Session: VIII 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Workstations)
Structural aspects of embryology lab Quality checks to be done in Embryology laboratory daily, fortnight, quarterly and yearly? Audits – Why, how and who will do them? How do you do it in your lab – TQM (Discuss case scenarios – how will you do troubleshooting or take steps to prevent it)
TQM of Gases, Air quality and equipment. Infections in IVF culture – what next? QC in cryo lab -
TQM lies in detailing – Temperature, Light, VOC, PH and more. How does TQM impact your day to day work in the ART laboratories – the embryologists view. Poor IVF outcome : What lab should do? Sperm washing, oocyte handling & cryopreservation in special situations like sero discordant couples. -
Preventing mixingup in IVF lab Safe IVF practice : Embryologist perspective - -
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM ISAR Managing Committee & General Body Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ISAR Young Achiver Awards / ISAR Star Personality of the year Awards
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Inauguration
8:00 PM Onwards Reception Committee Dinner with bollywood Singer Neeti Mohan & Bollywood Stars