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Polar body, cleavage and trophectoderm biopsy

Dr Joyce Harper

UCL Centre for PGD

02 January 2013

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Aims of the course

This workshop will provide embryologists with a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of embryo biopsy for PGD/ PGS (including information/ live demonstration on vitrification of biopsied embryos). As well as lectures, the course will include hands on practicals and demonstrations including polar body, cleavage stage and blastocyst biopsy, tubing cells for molecular diagnosis, and spreading cells for FISH. During two days, delegates will have an extensive opportunity focussed on 'hands on training' at these techniques.
It will also allow scientists to discuss the technology with their peers and with experts in the field.
As well as the lectures, additional information will be given in the form of copies of the powerpoint presentations and a detailed workshop manual.   All delegates are welcome to have follow-up discussions with UCL PGD and CRGH teams

Objectives of the course

By the end of the course, all delegates should have increased their knowledge of embryo biopsy for PGD/ PGS and Vitrification.   They will have some experience of the practical aspects of these advances but to become competent in these procedures, they will have to develop proficiency testing in their own laboratories.  All laboratory techniques will require regular competency tests to ensure they are effectively used in the clinical setting.

Continued Professional Development credits

The workshop has been awarded 14 CPD credits from the Royal College of Pathologists.


The early bird fee for the embryo biopsy workshop only is £1000.  Early bird registration closes 1st February, 2013.  Fees then increase to £1200 for the embryo biopsy workshop.  The embryo biopsy workshop includes one dinner, a trip on the London Eye, all lunches and all refreshments during breaks.


To register – please email for a registration form.  Call your email – ‘workshop’. 

To view the full scientific programme click the link http://www.ucl.ac.uk/PGD/pgd-workshops/biopsy-workshop


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