- On November 26th CREA, organizes a talk to stress out the medical and psychological aspects of assisted reproduction treatments for single women.
- On November 23rd a free entrance informative talk, will be held, to talk about the importance of umbilical cord stem cells cryopreservation.
- From November 28th to December 1st experts in reproductive medicine will gather in CREA to approach new techniques that improve effectiveness in gametes diagnosis and treatments.
Valencia (21-11-11).-The percentage of single women recurring to oocytes and/or sperm donation in order to become mothers has doubled between 2009 and 2011, despite the economic recession.
It has been pointed out by CREA’s co-director, Dr. Carmen Calatayud, who specified that in 2009 a 5,76% of her patients were single women, whereas in 2011 this percentage has raised to 11,05%.
In order to satisfy the request of information on assisted reproduction treatments for this group of women, CREA has set up a free entrance conference aimed to single women or with same-sex partner willing to become mothers through gametes donation, as well as a talk on the importance of umbilical cord stem cells cryopreservation and workshops for specialists in reproductive medicine.
Next November 26th, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., during the conference “Single Women for choice”, Dr. Carmen Calatayud will discuss all the medical aspects related to single mothers by choice with regards to assisted reproduction treatments, oocyte and sperm donors’ selection, oocytes vitrification, psychological aspects, among others. Likewise, Rosa Maestro, director of portal www.masola.org (Single Mothers by Choice), will talk about her experience as single mother thanks to human assisted reproduction, will answer questions about raising a child without a paternal figure, support and help from social networks, etc.
On November 23rd, from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Marian Shada Simón, Manager of Crio-cord for Levante and Balearic Areas (the number one Cryopreservation Bank in Europe and 4th in the world) will inform about the characteristics of umbilical cord stem cells cryopreservation, that allows to treat future diseases of the children.
All those interested to participate in these free activities will need to contact: email@example.com or phone number (+34) 963 525 942
EXPERTS IN ASSISTED REPRODUCTION WILL APPROACH NEW DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES IN VALENCIA
From November 28th to December 1st experts in reproductive medicine will meet in Valencia, to approach new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques during the “Workshops on diagnostic and therapeutic techniques in the assisted reproduction laboratory” organized by CREA.
Aimed to andrologists, biologists, embryologists and specialists in reproductive medicine, these innovative workshops (Hands On) will be taught by seven specialists of national and international scope, reference points in the assisted reproduction field, with the aim to improve the effectiveness in gametes diagnosis and treatment, which allows increasing the success rate in assisted reproduction treatments.
On Monday November 28th and Thursday December 1st will take place the workshop “Selection of non-apoptotic sperm through MACS V technique”, during which Dr. Miguel Ruiz Jorro, Head of Andrology Unit at CREA, will approach the clinical aspects of sperm DNA fragmentation.
Afterwards, the renowned Argentinean Doctor Vanesa Y. Rawe, CREA’s scientific advisor, will look in depth at the therapeutic tools to improve sperm quality during IVF-ICSI and will show the effectiveness of MACS V technique to select sperm with integral (not fragmented) DNA. A tool that makes possible that 60% of men with Sperm DNA Fragmentation can become fathers, unlike other conventional techniques.
On Tuesday November 29th will be held the workshop “Sperm DNA Fragmentation’s diagnosis: comparison between Halosperm and Tunel”, during which Dr. Jaime Gosálvez, Professor of Genetics at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, will lead the training session on different methods to analyze the dynamics of sperm DNA fragmentation. Also Dr. Vanesa Y. Rawe will give a presentation on abnormal sperm formation, looking in depth at cellular and molecular mechanisms in pathological spermiogenesis.
In the afternoon, hands-on workshops on sperm DNA fragmentation through Halosperm and Tunel technique will take place.
Finally, on Wednesday November 30th during the workshop on diagnosis of fertilization failures after IVF/ICSI” CREA’s embryologist Minerva Ferrer will approach normal and abnormal fertilization in these assisted reproduction treatments, whereas Dr. Vanesa Y. Rawe will present the cellular study in fertilization failures.
During the hands-on session’s unfertilized oocytes, fixation and immunocytochemical analysis of intracellular structures and fluorescence microscope will be analyzed, in order to detect the reason behind a fertilization failure and thus establish the best acting protocol.
These hands-on workshops will be held at CREA, Medical Centre for Assisted Reproduction. Located in Calle San Martín, 4 in Valencia (Access from Calle de la Paz, between Calle Poeta Querol and Calle San Vicente). All those interested in joining any of the above described workshops, please contact the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org