, ART Fellowship Program

ART Fellowship Program

Course Objectives

This course imparts in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about all aspects of assisted reproductive technologies including pre-treatment evaluation, testing, oocyte recovery and embryo transfer. Candidates will be given an opportunity to comprehend various treatment procedures in an elucidated manner coupled with all-encompassing hands-on training on a one-one basis in all aspects of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

Eligibility Criteria

MBBS DGO / DNB, MD, MRCOG, FRCOG or any medical degree, etc …

Approach of Training

  • Safe laboratory practice in Andrology.
  • Quality control, quality assurance and proficiency testing in andrology laboratory.
  • Video/ Multimedia presentation of critical clinical characteristics of setting up of an ideal IVF laboratory, follicular study, ovum pick up, oocyte stripping, laser assisted hatching, oocyte – zygote and embryo scoring, extended culture and embryo transfer.
  • Cryopreservation of gametes and embryos (demonstration only).
  • Observer-ship in an actual clinical set up for 5 days,(no hands-on experience will be available).

Hands-on Training Includes

  • Introduction & thirty years of IVF
  • Ovulation Induction & Stimulation Protocols
  • Male infertility and female infertility investigations
  • Indications for IVF
  • Follicle Monitoring
  • Semen Analysis & Preparation
  • Setting up of IVF Lab
  • Stress management for couples undergoing ART
  • Luteal phase support
  • Approaches to ovarian stimulation in patients with PCOS (Polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Management of poor responders
  • Prevention and management of OHSS (Ovarian hyper stimulation syndrome)
  • Counseling infertile patients for various ART procedures
  • Ovum Pickup Observation
  • Hands on pick up (Depending on Availability)
  • Types of media, media handling, aliquoting and subsequent storage
  • Oocyte and embryo handling transfer between the droplets and dishes
  • Catheter loading for IUI and embryo transfer
  • Embryo transfer techniques
  • Approaches of recurrent implantation failures
  • Reduction of multiple pregnancies; Single embryo transfer
  • Fertility preservation and cancer therapy
  • Oocyte donation and surrogacy
  • Regulatory and ethical issues in ART today
  • Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and QC/ QA

Educational Teaching Methods

  • Interactive discussion and teaching sessions
  • Hands-on laboratory training sessions
  • Live lectures and multimedia presentations

Evaluation of Trainee

  • Knowledge: Multiple-choice questions on lab techniques linked to each course module.
  • Practical skills: Tested on specific lab techniques taught during the training.
  • Verbal and communication skills: PPT talk on a topic linked to a course module.

Each Participant Will Receive

  • Course Syllabus with Reading Material and Lab Protocols
  • Controlled access to the State-of-the-art lab at International Fertility Centre
  • Certificate of Training (issued upon successful assessment by the instructor)

Note:
1) Travel and accommodation is extra. IIRFT can provide assistance in arranging.

When acquiring new concepts and skills, there is no substitute for learning by doing. At IIRFT on average, 50% of your course time is devoted to hands-on exercises to give you practical, hands-on experience, course activities and real-world simulations to help you apply your new skills immediately when you return to your job.

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