- Innovative techniques to improve effectiveness in gametes diagnosis and treatment will be released
- 14 specialists in reproductive medicines on national and international level will take part.
Valencia (07-07-11).- Experts on reproductive medicine will approach new methods of diagnosis and gametes treatment at the hands on course “New tools for gametes study in assisted reproduction techniques” organized by the assisted reproduction medical centre CREA from 11th to 15th July in Valencia.
Aimed at andrologists, biologists, embryologists and reproductive medicine specialists, this innovative Hands-On course will be taught by 14 specialists of national and international scope, reference points in the assisted reproduction field, with the aim of improving the effectiveness in gametes diagnosis and their treatment.
During one week participants will be able to learn about the latest scientific breakthroughs directed to increase success rates in the assisted reproduction field, in several hands-on sessions taught by these specialists.
Among these it’s worth mentioning the participation of the recognized Argentinean doctor Vanesa Y. Rawe, CREA’s scientific advisor, who will analyze the production of abnormal sperm, the therapeutic tools to improve sperm quality in IVF ICSI, as well as the cellular study in fertilization failures.
During the hands-on sessions, she will show the effectiveness of MACS (Magnetic Activated Cell Sorting) technique in those patients presenting a fragmented sperm DNA, as well as the performance of new diagnostic tools, like fixation and immunocytochemical analysis of unfertilized oocytes that allows to identify the reason of fertilization failure and to establish the best action protocol.
Doctor Jaime Gosálvez, Professor of Genetics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, will lead the training session on different methods to analyze the dynamics of fragmented DNA sperm, whereas Doctor Juan J. Tarín, Professor at the Biological Sciencies University of Valencia, will look in depth at the long-term effect of oocyte ageing on the descendants.
Doctor Xavier Vendrell, Head of the Reproductive Genetics Unit at Sistemas Genómicos, will approach the biological fundaments on chromosome study in sperm and the chromatine epigenetics and structure will be presented by Doctor José Luis García-Giménez, researcher at Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Enfermedades Raras.
Also present in this course, Doctor Cristina Camprubi Sánchez, researcher at Grupo Impringting y Cáncer of Institut Català d’Oncologia-Intitut d’Investigació Biomèdica de Bellvitge who will explain the genomic imprinting in gametes and embryos and Doctor Miguel Ruiz Jorro, Head of CREA’s Andrology Department, who will describe in detail the clinical aspects in Sperm DNA fragmentation.
The course will be completed by experts as Doctor Joan Carles Domingo, of the Biology Faculty of Barcelona and several reproductive medicine specialists of CREA. It will be held at the Medical Centre for Assisted Reproduction CREA, located in Calle San Martín 4 in Valencia (Access from Calle de la Paz, between Calle Poeta Querol and Calle San Vicente).