1st Hands on Workshop on PGD, Embryo Biopsy & Vitrification
KaterĪ¹na Chatzimeletiou, 1 st Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of the Aristotle University Medical School, Thessaloniki, Greece, in collaboration with Biogenesis & Research Instruments Ltd (RI)
10 September 2014

The lecture sessions will provide you with a taster and improved understanding of the ever changing fields of PGD, and vitrification of gametes and embryos, how to implement new technologies and techniques into an IVF clinic – essential for any progressive IVF professional.

Whether you are actively seeking to gain new skills or refine your existing skills, need advice

on techniques, procedures or protocols or just want to soak in the knowledge on show, we’re confident they’ll be valuable days.

The workshop will include lectures and the opportunity to practise embryo biopsy and vitrification in the dedicated sessions supported by the guidance of experts. Refreshments and lunch are also included.

When: 3-5th October 2014

Where: Papageorgiou General Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece


• An introduction to embryo biopsy - techniques, best practise and troubleshooting

• Genetic analysis of embryos – Array CGH, Next Generation Sequensing, Karyomapping

• Clinical Pregnancy rates following PGS with new technologies

• Non- invasive methods of embryo selection - Metabolomics and Time lapse

• Vitrification of Gametes and Embryos: best practice and safety

Invited Speakers

• Professor Alan Handyside U.K.

• Professor Pierre Vanderzwalmen Austria.

Practical Sessions will include:

• Polar Body, Day 3 and Trophectoderm Biopsy

• Cell Handling Post Biopsy

• Vitrification of Oocytes and Embryos

Who should attend

• Senior Embryologists

• Junior Embryologists

• Laboratory Managers

• Geneticists

• Clinicians

• Specialists in fertility treatment

• All those interested in reproductive techniques and practises

Language: The official language of the workshop is English.

The cost of this workshop is for Lectures only 250 euros and Lectures + Hands on Practice

500 euros.

For Registration please visit http://www.premium-events.gr/registration.html

Accommodation: For Booking accommodation at Macedonia Palace Hotel please visit http://www.premium-events.gr/accommodation.html


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