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Announcement: Online Symposia Session 3: Artificial Intelligence in ART

06 April 2020 by International IVF Initiative
Online Symposia Session 3: Artificial Intelligence in ART

Tuesday 7 April, 2020. 8PM GMT / 9PM CET / 3PM EST
Host / Moderator: Liesl Nel-Themaat Ph.D., HCLD. / Alex Parker

Introduction to AI in ART
Dean Morbeck Ph.D., HCLD. MBA

AI and Embryo Selection
Dr Alejando Badiola-Chavez 

AI in PGT-A Decision-Making
Mike Large Ph.D.

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News: UK woman wins claim for NHS to pay US surrogacy costs

06 April 2020 by Jen Willows

A UK woman has won her case in the UK Supreme Court against an NHS hospital for the cost of surrogacy in California.

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Announcement: Clinical Embryology (Dip.Sp.P) Certificate training Program Online

31 March 2020 by Director of Training and Development

The  Dip. Sp. Pract. in Clinical Embryology will enable early-career Clinical Embryologist  to demonstrate specialist knowledge and skill within their chosen discipline. The program is discipline-specific and suitable for highly motivated and talented Scientist who has long-term goals in clinical practice and research in Embryology. This course is intended to strengthen the existing experience and   provides additional professional education without interfering with your day to day workplace duties. This means you can complete the program at the comfort of your home and acquire same experience and knowledge to advance your practice

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Announcement: Clinical Embryology (Dip.Sp.P) Certificate training Program Online

31 March 2020 by Director of Training and Development

The  Dip. Sp. Pract. in Clinical Embryology will enable early-career Clinical Embryologist  to demonstrate specialist knowledge and skill within their chosen discipline. The program is discipline-specific and suitable for highly motivated and talented Scientist who has long-term goals in clinical practice and research in Embryology. This course is intended to strengthen the existing experience and   provides additional professional education without interfering with your day to day workplace duties. This means you can complete the program at the comfort of your home and acquire same experience and knowledge to advance your practice

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News: Stress impacts sperm and brain development of offspring

30 March 2020 by Georgia Everett

Prolonged paternal stress may impact the composition of sperm and have far-reaching effects on any resulting offspring. 

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine looked at the biological effects of paternal stress on structures called extracellular vesicles that interact with maturing sperm in the reproductive tract. 

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Announcement: IVF in the Time of COVID-19. Online meeting with presentations by Dr Kay Elder and Dr Lodovico Parmegiani

30 March 2020 by International IVF Meeting
IVF in the Time of COVID-19. Online meeting with presentations by Dr Kay Elder and Dr Lodovico Parmegiani

A not-for-profit initiative by reproductive scientists building a new virtual system allowing broad educational access to hold meetings hosted by local, national or international reproductive organizations.

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News: Egg enzyme unpacks paternal genome

30 March 2020 by Eleanor Taylor

Researchers trying to understand what happens in the first moments after fertilisation have discovered that an enzyme previously studied in colon cancer plays a key role.

The study, published in Cell, shows that the enzyme SRPK1 is responsible for unpacking the genetic material stored in the sperm head, once the sperm has fused with the egg. This is the first step in the reorganisation and activation of the paternal genome, which is necessary for the formation of the new embryonic genome.  

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News: Fertility clinics asked to suspend treatment due to coronavirus

30 March 2020 by Christina Burke

New guidance has called for fertility clinics in the UK to minimise treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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News: Keep calm and... stop? Fertility treatment in a pandemic

16 March 2020 by Dr Raj Mathur and Dr Jane Stewart

The spread of a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which causes the disease COVID-19, presents UK fertility clinics and patients with a unique set of challenges.

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News: Egg stem cells not found in the human ovary

16 March 2020 by Dr Jay Stone

After analysing all cell types in the human ovary, scientists at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have shown so-called 'egg stem cells' do not exist.

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