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Sharm El Sheikh RI Hands on Workshop & Seminar

Research Instruments

Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 09:00 - Sunday, 14 December 2014 at 17:00 (EET)

Sharm El Sheikh RI Hands on Workshop & Seminar

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Full Two Day Workshop & Lectures Ticket Ended £800.00 £62.99

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Research Instruments Ltd (RI) in association with Illumina, Kitazato/Dibimed, Microptics Automatic Diagnostic Systems and EIO would like to invite you to a 2 day seminar incorporating hands-on training workshops that will explore the latest hot topics – embryo biopsy, cell handling, vitrification, implementing new technologies and techniques into a lab, genetic analysis of samples and more. 

With 8 lecture sessions, 4 hands-on sessions and a round table discussion held over 2 days, this seminar and hands-on workshop will provide you with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the ever changing fields of PGD, biopsies, cell handling, vitrification of embryos and crucially how to implement new technologies and techniques into an IVF clinic - essential for any progressive IVF professional.

Whether you are actively seeking new ideas, need advice on techniques, procedures or protocols, just want to soak in some of the knowledge on show, or refine your skills, we’re confident it’ll be a valuable 2 days. The 2 days will combine lectures and demonstrations and the opportunity to practise procedures supported by the guidance of experts. Also included is an invitation to a gala dinner on Saturday 13th December.


  • Overview of biopsy techniques including dish set up and clinical considerations
  • Implementing new technologies and a guide to validating any new techniques and technologies in an IVF lab
  • Vitrification and thawing of oocytes, embryos and blastocysts with the Cryotop method
  • Optimising sperm preparation and selection
  • Non-invasive methods of selection of the best embryos to transfer including time-lapse imaging and metabolomics 
  • Difficult biopsy case studies
  • Logistics of setting up or expanding a PGD/PGS programme
  • New solutions for embryo testing


  • Ronny Janssens, Quality Manager, Centre for Reproductive Medicine at UZB, Belgium
  • Stephen Harbottle, Lead Embryologist and Quality Manager, Cambridge IVF, UK
  • Alan Thornhill, Market Developer, Illumina, UK 
  • Thorir Hardarson, Scientific Director, IVF Sweden, Sweden
  • Tracey Griffiths, Clinical Scientist, Oxford Fertility Unit, UK
  • Aila Coella, Embryologist, IVI Valencia, Spain

Practical Sessions will include:

  • Polar body, day 3 and trophectoderm biopsy
  • Cell handling post biopsy
  • Sample diagnosis, 1 - 2 - 1 discussions
  • Vitrification
  • Electronic witnessing
  • Sperm DNA fragmentation analysis

Who should attend

  • Senior Embryologists
  • Laboratory Managers
  • Geneticists
  • Clinicians
  • Specialists in fertility treatment

Language: The official language of the seminar and workshops is English.

If you have any queries please contact the marketing department at or call +44 (0) 1326 372753.

Please note: The cost of this workshop does not include transport or accommodation. The Savoy Sharm El Sheikh is offering delegates the preferential rate of $80 per night for a single room bed and breakfast. Please complete the attached authorisation form and return it to the Savoy Hotel.

In order to receive the discounted rate, reservations must be made by Friday 20th October 2014. After that time, reservations will be accepted on a space - and rate - available basis.

The Savoy Hotel Authorisation Form (download here)

Workshop Booklet (download here)

RI Workshop Terms and Conditions (dowload here)

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