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This course will be held at the CooperSurgical Center of Excellence in Yokohama, Japan.

Course Type

1 day-Course

Course Description

This Course aims to provide a detailed overview of the different management tools to log, analyze and improve IVF results in the ART laboratory. The Course will focus on procedures for validation and performance management.

Topics addressed include Lab environmental monitoring (VOCs, particle counts, microbiological loads), and culture environmental control such as pH, osmolality, and endotoxin levels.

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.

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Group Discussions

Minimal expertise required for participation in the Course

Participants should have a good understanding of Assisted Reproductive Technologies

Maximum number of participants

Places are limited to 15 people.


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

Certificate of attendance

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

What’s Included

  • Attendance to lectures and discussions
  • Hands-on training
  • Syllabus of the Course
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance

What’s Not Included

  • Transportation to and from Yokohama
  • Accommodation


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