Focus on embryo care

Focus on embryo care


One of the toughest challenges in the IVF laboratory is to set up reproducible and efficient systems to obtain and identify embryos that have the highest possibility of development and implantation. Different methods are used worldwide for this purpose, and one of the most advanced IVF procedures, preimplantation genetic testing (PGT), which involves extended culture and embryo biopsy protocols, is increasing in importance. Over the years, scientific progress in the field of human reproduction has led to improvements in embryology procedures and these continue to enhance clinical outcomes. Scientific evidence, however, has recently highlighted
some factors and laboratory conditions (including sperm source, choice of culture media, embryo micromanipulation and biopsy technique), that negatively affect embryo development.
Such findings suggest that the identification and control of critical points during embryological
procedures play central, important roles in IVF success.
This program is designed to present evidence and practical guidance on how to enhance and improve laboratory procedures, to optimize outcomes in Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR).
The three complementary activities will provide participants with the opportunity to actively discuss all the latest updates in MAR and will stimulate them to apply new discoveries.


This educational program is designed for clinicians and embryologists interested and involved in laboratory procedures that culture and select human embryos for implantation.


All activities will be in English. Simultaneous translation/subtitles in Spanish will be provided.

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For information about the program, please contact:

T +39 380 1504116 – F +39 06 4827169

This educational program is made possible thanks to an independent educational grant received from Merck Healthcare KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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