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This course will be held at our CooperSurgical Training Lab in Målov, Denmark.

Course Type

2 day-Course–Advanced

Course Description

This 2-day Course is intended to provide participants with the core knowledge to set up, maintain and control an optimal ART laboratory.

It aims to provide a detailed overview of the management tools for setting up equipment in an ART laboratory, together with procedures for validation and performance management.

Topics addressed include microscope set-up, environmental monitoring (VOCs, particle counts, microbiological loads), inventory/batch control and traceability, equipment and process validation, training flows for staff and use of KPIs and audits in quality management.

The course is suitable for participants wishing to optimize lab management of either a new or existing facility.

Course Objectives

  • to understand how to monitor and validate equipment, processes and the facility, including pH optimization
  • to learn about handling and storage of consumables, including the need for control of inventory
  • to understand how to implement a system for traceability, including electronic witnessing
  • to learn about quality control, management, quality assurance and KPIs
  • to understand the need for training and monitoring of individual staff members
  • to learn about troubleshooting and audits
  • to provide a forum to discuss lab management questions

Target Audience

Clinical embryologists, clinicians, lab managers, unit managers, clinic directors that have a good understanding of the working of an ART laboratory and regulations that apply to ART labs in their country.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

The course aims to provide you with:

  • a theoretical insight into validation of equipment, processes and lab
  • a practical understanding of handling of equipment and consumables
  • an insight into the need for, and practical implementation of, traceability
  • an understanding of monitoring of laboratory activities
  • a theoretical understanding of quality management of the laboratory, including management of human resources
  • an insight in to the role of troubleshooting and audits

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Group Discussions
  • Demonstrations

Please note that the course does NOT involve any observation of clinical work.

Minimal expertise required for participation in the Course

Participants must have a good understanding of the workings of an ART laboratory and the regulations and guidelines that apply to ART in their country.

Maximum number of participants

Places are limited to 10 participants


All lectures, discussions and course material will be in English.

Certificate of attendance

Participants can obtain a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course evaluation form at the end of the course.


Course fee is EUR 275.

What’s included?

  • Attendance of lectures
  • Course syllabus
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance

What’s not included?

  • Transportation to and from Denmark
  • Accommodation
  • Cost for Visa application

Participants are advised to organise a personal travel insurance.


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