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Introduction to ICSI – Part 2

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Course Details

This course will be a hands-on step-by-step training in performing ICSI: set-up of the micromanipulation equipment, installing pipettes, ICSI dish preparation, sperm selection, sperm immobilization, injection of sperm cell in an oocyte witnessing as well as other laboratory preparations necessary pre-and-post-ICSI.

This Hands-on Course is part 2 of the ‘All about ICSI’ Course. Participation in Part 1, the Virtual Course is mandatory before enrolling in the Hands-on Course.

Course Objectives

  • To learn about the practice of Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection
  • To become familiar with micromanipulation equipment
  • To learn about sperm selection for ICSI
  • To have hands-on training in ICSI
  • To learn about error prevention during the ICSI procedure

Target Audience

Lab technicians, clinical embryologists, and research scientists with little or no ICSI experience wishing to learn the basics of the ICSI technique.

Educational needs and expected outcomes

The course aims to provide you with:

  • Knowledge on the technical aspects of sperm preparation (ejaculate, epididymal or testicular sperm) and oocyte preparation for ICSI
  • An introduction to the ICSI equipment set-up, including choice of microtools and troubleshooting
  • Hands-on training – step by step – in ICSI

Educational methods

  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on training with hamster oocytes and human sperm

This course does not involve any observation of clinical work or use of human oocytes or embryos.

Minimal expertise required for participation in the Course

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.

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

  • Hands-on training
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Certificate of attendance

What’s not included

  • Transportation to and from Belgium
  • Accommodation
  • Cost for Visa application
  • Participants are advised to organize personal travel insurance.
July 17, 2024

Beginner – Intermediate
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

ORSI Academy Proefhoevestraat 12
9090 Melle, Belgium
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