Course Description

This Course aims to introduce participants to the safe resumption of clinical lab services in the wake of SARS-CoV-2 by implementing Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).

Minimal expertise required for participation in the Course

Participants must have extended experience of working in an Andrology and/or IVF Laboratory.

The participant must have adequate Wi-Fi, camera, and audio to engage during the Course. Courses will be run via the Zoom and Teams platforms.

Course Format

1 module of 75 minutes and 3 modules of 60 minutes each with lecturing, exercises in breakout sessions, interactive questioning, and answering

Educational methods

Lectures, discussions, breakout sessions in micro-groups for discussion and exercises. The participants will be provided with a course Syllabus.

Target Audience

Lab technicians, clinical embryologists, and lab managers wishing to learn about the safe provision of clinical lab services under the threat of infectious diseases.

Course Objectives

To understand how clinical lab services might be resumed and provided most safely, given the risk of viral infections.

Expected Outcomes

This Course aims to discuss

  • the practical implementation of GLP in the lab procedures when faced
  • the safe handling and storage of reproductive tissues from patients given the risk of viral infections.

Participants will gain an improved understanding of the risks and reduction of viral transmission between staff, patients, and their reproductive gametes, embryos, and tissues.

Certificate of attendance

Participants can obtain a certificate of attendance after completing the Course evaluation at the end of the Course.


The participation in this course is free of charge.  In order to maintain the high standards of teaching in this course, the maximum number of participants will be limited to 12. The registration will be done on a first come, first serve basis.


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