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4th webinar          6 October 18h - Emergencies in the IVF lab: lessons from human ART

5th webinar         27 October 18h - Optimization of embryo production and transfer in dairy herds, Dr. Demetrio (SIET)

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AETE Webinar October 6, 2021, 18.00h CET

Co-hosted by IETS

“Emergencies in the IVF lab: lessons for practitioners and scientists”


How to act if things go wrong? Culture plates were mixed up in the incubators and embryo identification got lost. You open the incubator and you see that culture medium is infected, two days after in vitro fertilization. Or, after 7 days of embryo culture, no embryos are formed at all. How do you tackle these problems? What are the standard operating procedures to identify the problem and find a solution?

This webinar is co-hosted by AETE and IETS and both societies are happy to present you the following webinar program:



Welcome by AETE and IETS co-chairs


Dr Rita Vassena: “When good things go bad: technical failures and human errors in the IVF lab” including 10 min discussion


Dr Daniel Le Bourhis: “How to prevent pathogenic contaminants in a bovine IVF lab”


Dr Lotte Stroebech: “IVF Laboratory Emergency Rescue plan when blastocyst rates equals 0”


Open discussion and questions


Sponsor contribution, Vétoquinol and Dr Peter May: “Introducing the British Embryo Technologies Association”





Short biography of each speaker:


Dr Rita Vassena is DVM and holds a PhD (University Milan, Italy). Dr. Vassena leads the Research & Development area of the Eugin Group, an international network of clinics dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of human infertility, and directs the Group's basic research laboratory, in Barcelona. She is Associate Professor of Translational Medicine at the University of Barcelona and Co-Director of the International Master in Assisted Human Reproduction Technology at Pompeu Fabra University.


Daniel Le Bourhis is responsible of the IVP lab of Allice  in Nouzilly, France. After a technician degree, he gained a 30-year expertise in embryo production and handling, including IVP, embryo biopsy, embryo sexing, genotyping and cloning. He is in charge of implementing and managing several projects dedicated to IVP optimization and embryo quality prediction. He is the author or co-author of 30 peer review publications and 16 communications (H factor =12). He is also involved in networking with IVP lab managers in France.


Dr Lotte Stroebech is DVM and holds a PhD and is Founder of ARTS Media Denmark, (Human IVF Media) Stroebech IVF Universe, (online training and consultancy) Stroebech Media (Veterinary IVF Media)  and, EmbryoTrans Biotech (first media range developed for IVFBioscience.) Dr Stroebech was the first to formulate and market globally a commercial serum-free ready-to-use media range for animal IVF. She established and was head of the bovine IVF research laboratory at Origio, Cooper Surgical Denmark. She supervised several internation PhD and Post-doc students and partner in major research project. She is the Laboratory Director at IVF Laboratory at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Copenhagen Denmark. She is chairman of the board of Danish society of Reproduction and Fetal Development, DSRF and is board member of IETS.


Dr Peter May is qualified from Glasgow University in 1983 and started working for the Drove Vets. He was the first vet in the UK to treat repeat breeder cows with embryos and to offer bovine foetal sex determination to clients. Peter now works independently as consultant but retains a close working relationship with Drove Vets still undertaking routine fertility work with Drove clients. He also works closely with Tyndale Farm Vets where he undertakes Ovum Pick Up (OPU) and embryo transfer. Peter also conducts scanning, ET and IVP training both in the UK and abroad. He was appointed as a reproductive consultant to Vetoquinol in 2018 and has recently helped re-launch and is the President of the British Embryo Technology Association.


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