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02 November 2014

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Hurry for Early Bird Tickets to RI Sharm El Sheikh Workshop – Deadline 5th November - Book Now!

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.

Research Instruments Ltd (RI) in association with Illumina, Kitazato/Dibimed, Microptics Automatic Diagnostic Systems and EIO have pulled together a prestigious speaker panel for the 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. 

Early bird tickets for the international workshop are only available until the 5th November. These tickets offer a 15% discount, at a reduced cost of £680pp. 

When: 13th and 14th December 2014

Where: The Savoy Hotel, Sharm El Sheikh

Book now: https://ri-egypt-workshop.eventbrite.co.uk

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

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. Details can be found on the website: www.research-instruments.com/egypt-workshop

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