Course Objectives

Participants will receive a step-by-step guide to ICSI, with a critical appraisal of the technique’s efficacy. It will include an examination of the evidence for patient selection and indications for ICSI. The technical aspects of sperm preparation, including sperm retrieved from post-orgasmic urine or retrieved surgically from the epididymis or testis, will be discussed along with the preparation of oocytes prior to injection. The set-up and optimization of the ICSI equipment and procedure will be discussed, demonstrated and practiced.

Please note that the course does NOT involve any observation of clinical work or use of human eggs/embryos. Hamster oocytes and human sperm will be used in practical sessions.


  • Indications for ICSI
  • Sperm preparation & handling
  • ICSI equipment set-up, including choice of microtools
  • ICSI technique

Course Design

  • 2-day course
  • Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions
  • 4 participants
  • This course is targeted towards embryologists with little or no ICSI experience wishing to learn the basics of the technique.

Minimum Experience

Working as a clinical embryologist, each delegate should have some general embryology experience; though no experience of ICSI is needed, it is advisable for participants to do background reading and ideally some in-house basic training on ICSI equipment set-up so that they can maximize the benefit of time spent at the course.


Course fee is EUR 350. Transportation and accommodation are not included. Local transportation between hotels and the course venue will be arranged. Lunches and refreshments will be provided during the course.


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