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The 1st International Congress on
Controversies in Cryopreservation of Stem Cells, Reproductive Cells,
Tissue and Organs (CRYO)
Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain, May 27-30, 2010
 
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Workshop No. 4 - Valencia

Including live demonstration of vitrifying oocytes by Prof. Kuwayama

Thursday, May 27, 2010


9:00-13:00    Morning Session:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE IN CRYOPRESERVATION AND VITRIFICATION OF OOCYTES AND EMBRYOS

09:00-09:05  Introduction
                   A.Cobo, Spain
 
09:05-09:40  Fundamentals of Cryobiology
                   S. Leibo, USA
 
09:40-10:30  Basic principles of vitrification 
                   A. Arav, Israel
 
10:30-11:00  Coffee break

11:00-11:45  Different approaches of Vitrification
                   G. Vajta, Australia

11:45-12:45  The Cryotop method for oocyte Vitrification. Description of the technique.
                   Clinical results 
                   N. Kagawa, Japan

Live demonstration of using the Cryotop Method vitrifying oocyte with explanation by  Prof. Kagawa
 
Aim of the theoretical session: To introduce the biophysical and biochemical principles involved in cryobiology;
  • Ice formation
  • Slow freezing procedures
  • Seeding
  • Freezing curves
  • The physical principles of Vitrification, introduction to minimum volume methods, cooling rates and different Vitrification devices.
12:45-14:00  Lunch
 
14:00-16:30     Afternoon Session:
HOW TO MANAGE AND RUN A CRYOPRESERVED OOCYTE BANK
Discussions on how to manage a Cryo-Bank and the problems arising from this
 
14:00-14:30  Management of an egg bank: the IVI experience
                   M. José de los Santos, Spain
 
14:30-14:45  Questions and answers  
 
14:45-15:15  Ethical and counseling issues arising from 'social' egg freezing
                   G. Lockwood, UK
 
15:15-15:30  Questions and asnwers
 

15:30-16:15  Practical approaches in the management of a cryo donor oocyte bank

                   P. Nagy, USA
 
16:15-16:30  Questions and asnwers
 
Workshop fee including congress registration: €750 Euro (Seven Hundred & Fifty Euro).
Pre-registration deadline: May 15, 2010
From May 16, 2010, registration will have an additional fee of €100 Euro (One Hundred)
To register contact: cryo@comtecmed.com


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