All about Vitrification – China COE

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Course Details


This course will be held at our CooperSurgical Center of Excellence in Shanghai, China.

Course Type

1-Day Course

Course Description

his course will outline the technical aspects of vitrification of oocytes, embryos, and blastocysts. The emphasis will be on examining different systems and the factors that may impact laboratory and clinical outcomes. As well as exploring optimization of vitrification and warming steps, the course will examine training, validation, and quality control together with traceability, storage, and management of the cryo-inventory.

Course Objectives

  • To learn about the principles of Cryobiology including a comparison of slow freezing and vitrification
  • To learn about indications for vitrification (including vitrification and its role in a PGT program)
  • To learn about the theory and practice of vitrification of oocytes, embryos, and blastocysts
  • To learn about different vitrification systems
  • To learn about optimizing cooling and warming protocols including volumes used in the protocols
  • To learn how to validate, train and maintain consistent outcomes using KPI’s in vitrification
  • To learn about traceability, storage conditions, and management of storage of the vitrified sample
  • To have tips and tricks and troubleshooting
  • Provide a forum to discuss best practices for vitrification and warming preparation, ICSI and vitrification as well as pH measurement of culture media.

Target Audience

Lab technicians, clinical embryologists, research scientists wishing to introduce vitrification as a new service or those seeking to optimize their outcomes.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

The course aims to provide you with knowledge on:

  • the cryobiological and technical aspects of vitrification of oocytes, embryos and blastocysts
  • the different systems for vitrification
  • factors influencing the results of your vitrification program
  • setting up a, validation of, training in and maintaining quality in your vitrification program
  • traceability, storage conditions and management of the cryo storage
  • Hands-on training – step by step – in Vitrification

Educational methods

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Demonstration

Minimal expertise required for participation in the Course

The participants should have general embryology experience and practical experience in handling of oocytes and embryos.

Certificate of attendance

Participants obtain a certificate of attendance after attending all modules and completing the Course evaluation at the end of the Course.

What’s included

  • Attendance to the modules, lectures, exercises, and Q&A sessions
  • Syllabus of the Course
  • Hands-on training
  • Certificate of attendance after attendance of all modules and after completion of the evaluation of the Course


May 18, 2024

Intermediate – Advanced
Number of Participants:
Spots Available


If you are a CooperSurgical client please contact your local sales representative for an exclusive registration link

If you are not a CooperSurgical client please contact [email protected] for booking information

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