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In the different sections below you will find recorded webinars, white papers, scientific presentations and much more to improve and deepen your knowledge in assisted reproduction.

Vitrolife webinars

Vitrolife Academy provides a wide range of webinars within the field of IVF. Our webinars are recorded and you can find our recorded webinars here, to watch at your convenience. 

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Oocyte retrieval

Sperm handling


The road to successful ICSI

'ICSI has frequently been described as 'an accident' in the lab. For me, being part of the development of the ICSI technique, I would rather describe ICSI as an inevitable consequence of the procedure used to perform subzonal insemination,' says Hubert Joris. Read his blog post here where he covers aspects that support successful ICSI in the IVF laboratory.


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Vitrolife Labware - for improved culture conditions

Listen to Tony Winslöf presenting Vitrolife Labware, a series of products from Vitrolife created, dedicated and certified for use in IVF. Vitrolife Labware has been developed in close collaboration with IVF clinics with the aim of simplifying and improving daily work in the lab.

Amino acids and ART

Read this blog post where Prof. David Gardner appreciates amino acids and the highly diverse roles they play in regulating embryo physiology. Here their functions are considered and how their supplementation to embryo culture media has contributed significantly to the increase in IVF success rates worldwide.

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Ways to minimise stress to facilitate viable embryo development

In this lecture from ESHRE 2014, Prof David Gardner discusses different types of stresses to the human developing embryo and presents ways create environments and media that restrict the impact of such in vitro-induced stresses.


'The future of AI methods to automate embryo evaluation'

Watch this recorded webinar from the IVF Worldwide Online Congress, where Dr. Mikkel Fly Kragh presented new developments based on time-lapse and artificial intelligence.

'Latest technologies in embryo selection'

In this recorded webinar, Prof. David Gardner discusses how the latest new technologies such as time-lapse, AI-based analysis of sequences of embryo development, metabolic profiling and non-invasive genetic testing are now coming together to assist in selecting not only the most viable but also the healthiest embryo for transfer. The culmination of the technologies is a significantly reduced time to a healthy pregnancy.

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'AI in time-lapse - automatic grading of human blastocysts'

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Mikkel Fly Kragh will go through how he and colleagues have worked on integrating artificial intelligence into time-lapse and more specifically how they have automated blastocyst grading using AI.

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Time-lapse culture triggers new requirements on embryo culture media

In this movie Dr. Christer Silversand explains why you should use specific embryo culture media for specific applications. He also describes the development of G-TL - the first embryo culture medium specifically designed for time-lapse culture.

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'Making the right choice - the importance of streamlined embryo evaluation'

In this recorded webinar Dr. Tine Qvistgaard Kajhøj will guide you through the  benefits of streamlined embryo evaluation, how to perform it and how it helps you obtain improved results. 

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A guide to understanding time-lapse nomenclature

New assessment methods call for new assessment measures. Having a common nomenclature can form the basis for clearer communication of embryo assessment and evaluation. The nomenclature described in this blog post is what we have found to facilitate ease of agreement and understanding between time-lapse users.

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What do patients think about time-lapse and what is the real impact for them?

In this presentation Dr. Alison Campbell, Director of Embryology at CARE Fertility, UK, talks about what their patients think about time-lapse and what the real impact is for them.

Time-lapse for all patients in a UK government funded programme

In this presentation from ESHRE 2015, Dr. Steven Troup describes the 100% time-lapse strategy at the public Hewitt Fertility Centres in UK, where all patients can benefit from the use of time-lapse. 

Using efficiencies from time-lapse technology to reduce the cost of IVF

In this presentation from ESHRE 2017, Dr. Cristina Hickman presents experiences from Boston Place Clinic in UK, an IVF clinic designed around time-lapse technology. Offering time-lapse to all patients has led to efficiencies in the laboratory processes that created opportunities for cost reduction over time. 

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Embryo transfer

EmbryoGlue - for improved take-home baby rate

Watch Laboratory Director Basak Balaban from American Hospital of Istanbul in Turkey explain how using EmbryoGlue for transfer can increase the chance to have a baby.

EmbryoGlue increases take-home baby rate

EmbryoGlue is used when transfering fertilised eggs back to the woman as the last step in an IVF treatment. EmbryoGlue has in several clinical studies been found to significantly increase pregnancy and take-home-baby rate.

'Optimising transfer outcome
with the use of EmbryoGlue'

In this recorded webinar, Prof. David K Gardner guides you through the role of hyaluronan in biology and the benefits of using EmbryoGlue in preimplantation embryo culture and transfer.

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How a physiologically based embryo transfer medium facilitates increased live birth rate

In a prospective randomised trial performed by Prof Bulent Urman and colleagues, more than 1200 patients we were able to show the beneficial effect of EmbryoGlue on implantation and pregnancy rates. Listen to him discussing the study in a presentation from ESHRE 2016.


Webinar: '7000 warmed blastocysts in 7 years - experiences with an optimised, closed vitrification system'

In this recorded webinar, Prof. Thomas Freour will share a retrospective clinical dataset of 7000 warmed blastocysts and describe his experiences with an optimised, closed vitrification system at University Hospital of Nantes, France.

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'How to streamline your workflow and secure good results with oocyte vitrification'

In this recorded webinar Dr. Ann-Helene Jakobsson will share insights about oocyte vitrification. Learn about the challenges with oocyte vitrification, how to optimise your workflow and save time in every procedure and get practical tips and tricks on how to succeed with Rapid-i Vitrification System.

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Genetic testing

Webinar: 'Genomics in Assisted Reproduction'

The use of genomics has the potential to further transform assisted reproduction. In this recorded webinar we discuss the latest technologies that have potential applications in IVF. Listen to our expert speakers who will share their experience of current and future trends.

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Webinar: 'Current and Future Trends in PGT-A'

In this recorded webinar, we will get insights from experts in the field of PGT-A in assisted reproduction. Our presenters will share retrospective data from PGT-A in highly successful programs, synergistic technologies to improve outcomes, and the future applications currently being investigated in research programs.

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Webinar: 'Utilising Genomics in IVF: From Carrier Screening to Karyomapping'

The use of genomics in assisted reproduction has transformed IVF around the world. In this recorded webinar, you will join us for a rediscovery of Karyomapping PGT-M technology, including the ability to solve challenging cases, and an overview of the pivotal role of the clinician and genetic counsellor. 

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Webinar: 'PGT-M; Karyomapping uncovered'

In this recorded version, you will join us for a rediscovery of Karyomapping PGT-M technology, including challenging cases solved and the concurrent detection of aneuploidies. Gain an understanding of the journey from a genetic counsellor’s perspective and discover the benefits of the comprehensive PGT-M solution.

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PGT-A and mosaicism - the good, the bad and the ugly

Dr. Gary Harton is well known in the reproductive genetics field, where he has spent his entire career. In this blog post he will take you through the basics, the history, the advantages, the debates and what is yet to be determined when it comes to preimplantation genetic testing in assisted reproduction. 

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'Current and future trends in PGT-A - incorporating PGT-A into the IVF journey'

In this recorded webinar, Prof Alan Handyside reviews evidence for the effectiveness of PGT-A as an additional tool for embryo selection to improve clinical outcomes, particularly for single embryo transfers. Prof Handyside also considers how to implement PGT-A successfully and reviews prospects for non-invasive testing for aneuploidy (niPGT-A) using spent culture medium.

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Time-lapse technology in a PGS world – is there room for both?

Time-lapse and PGS are two ways of selecting embryos for transfer and cryopreservation. In this presentation from ESHRE 2016, Prof. Simon Fishel from CARE Fertility will present how these methods can complement each other. 

Quality control

'Returning to safe IVF lab operations in the COVID era'

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Jason E. Swain and Dr. Charles Bormann discusses disaster preparedness, and the new realities and considerations COVID-19 will impose on day-to-day operations within IVF Clinics and Infertility Practices. The webinar is moderated by Dr. Mark Larman PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Vitrolife.

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Webinar: 'The importance of quality control in the human IVF laboratory'

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Markus Montag will discuss various aspects of quality control. The importance of osmolality, pH, temperature control, air quality, workflow, embryotoxicity and various other laboratory aspects will be explained. Suggestions will be given for routine quality control processes and their importance in view of trouble shooting.

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'How to create optimal culture conditions by paying attention to quality control'

In this recorded webinar, Dr. Christer Silversand will help you understand how you can create optimal culture conditions by understanding the importance of extensive quality testing and using an unbroken chain of quality products. 

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Establishing a new fertility centre - investing in laboratory technology

Watch embryologist Katie Vaughan from Cambridge IVF in UK talking about their  purpose-built assisted reproduction unit. Learn about practical aspects, their investments in laboratory technology and the importance of choosing suppliers that shared their vision.

Reprotoxicity - how safe are your embryos?

Reprotoxicity is defined as a negative influence on the physiology and viability of human gametes and embryos. It can result in reduced gamete and embryo viability with a subsequent reduction in implantation rate or ongoing pregnancy rates. Let our Mouse Embryo Assay Manager, Brett Glazar teach you how you can avoid reprotoxicity in your culture system. 


The value of quality control and quality assurance - it's in the details

In this presentation embryologist and former lab director Jaco Geyer from Vitrolife talks about the value of quality control and quality assessment in the IVF lab.