Course Objectives

Participants will learn the principles of cryobiology, including vitrification, and examine clinical data from the scientific literature. The course also includes demonstrations of the vitrification cooling and warming procedures followed by the opportunity for some hands-on work using Sage and Origio systems as examples of open and closed devices and DMSO and DMSO-free systems.

Please note that the course does NOT involve any observation of clinical work or use/handling of human eggs/embryos.


  • Principles of Cryobiology including comparison of slow freezing and vitrification
  • Vitrification Systems
  • Optimizing cooling and warming protocols

Course Design

  • 1-day course
  • Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practical sessions
  • Up to 6 participants
  • This course is targeted embryologists wishing to introduce vitrification as a new service or those seeking to optimize results

Minimum Experience

Working as a clinical embryologist.


Course fee is EUR 175. Transportation and accommodation are not included. Local transportation will be arranged. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the course.


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