FREE Continuing Professional Education (CPD) opportunities
AIMS has allowed scientists to claim points for online learning and webinars. This will be 1 point per hour. Evidence is not required however it is favourable to provide this if available (ie. a certificate of involvement). List the activity in your online APACE diary.
The NZ Institute of Medical Laboratory Science has allowed scientists to claim points for online webinars as if it was an in-house seminar. This will be 2 points per hour with accompanying notes/reflective document
During these challenging times ESHRE has decided to open up its online learning platform to everyone. Just create an account – if you don’t have one yet, and you’re good to go
No longer in Israel, they have gone online and registration is free!
ASRM have extended a complimentary enrolment in one of their online certificate courses. More details here
Saturday 13th June, free registration
This scheme has undergone pilot testing which has enabled refinement of the processes prior to the formal launch on 1st July 2020
Information and experience sharing from the World IVF laboratory community – most sessions drop live about 5am AEST but are recorded and available via YouTube.
International Federation of Fertility Societies are providing statements from the major fertility societies around the world as well as updates from the WHO and CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Includes their statements, webinars and much more.
A variety of webinars, although not all of them are presented in English
Statements and Information
This section of the Dialog is dedicated to “Consider This” articles that discuss the effects of COVID-19 on reproductive health practices.
The College of Reproductive Biology (CRB), a special interest group of the American Association of Bioanalysts (AAB), provides a focused forum for andrologists and embryologists to communicate with each other, share ideas and knowledge, and foster closer collaborations. CRB have produced this document: IVF laboratory Management during Covid-19 pandemic
Any risk of viral contamination to gametes and embryos in the IVF laboratory, either from infected patients or professionals, is likely to be minimal (if at all) because the repeated washing steps required for the culture and freezing protocols will result in a high dilution of any possible contaminants. Even with no specific data available, it is assumed that sperm, oocytes and embryos do not have receptors for SARS-CoV-2 and are unlikely to be infected. Furthermore, the zona pellucida represents a high level of protection for oocytes and embryos. Regardless of the biological details, it is prudent to defer all elective fertility-promoting medical procedures, primarily to maintain social distancing and protect any and all medical resources.
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IVF Suppliers - Webinars
Cooper Surgical are offering a range of webinars and journal clubs
Ferring Pharmaceutical is offering the following webinars on:
20/4/20 'Coping strategies to support your fertility patients during COVID-19' Register HERE
23/4/20 "Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis' Register HERE
30/4/20 "Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis' Register HERE
Igenomix Foundation is offering many interesting webinars click here