Arthur ChangModerator28 October 2020 at 7:52 AMPost count: 1
ASPIRE has recently launched our webinar series and we would like to highlight an upcoming session that may be of interest especially to embryologists and the Embryology SIG members.
In this ASPIRE webinar “mythbuster” session, our invited leading experts will address important technical and managerial topics in the ART labs, and have a live interactive Q&A to answer your questions!
Theme: Conversation with Experts: Laboratory Factors that Impact Embryo Culture
Topic 1: Dry vs Humidified Incubator: Maintain Stable Temperature, pH and Osmolality
Speaker: Professor Yasuyuki Mio (Yonago, Japan)
Topic 2: Day 5-7 Blastocyst Culture and Vitrification: How to make More and Better Blastocysts?
Speaker: Dr. Keshav Malhotra (Agra, India)
Topic 3: A Successful PGT Program: Key factors from Embryo Biopsy to Outcome Interpretation
Speaker: Dr. Alpesh Doshi (London, United Kingdom)
Topic 4: KPIs in the ART Labs: Select Meaningful Indicators and Set Actionable Targets
Speaker: Dr Haroon Latif (Lahore, Pakistan)
Date: 31 October 2020
Time: 5pm (GMT+8)
To register: http://aspire-reproduction.org/webinars/
*This webinar is supported with an education grant from Fujifilm Irvine Scientific.
In our daily laboratory work, we often wonder what types of latest technologies and different ways of practice are evidence-based and effective on outcomes: How to implement new generation of incubators and other equipment? What are the key factors to grow more good quality embryos through Day 7, as well as maintain consistent vitrification and warming outcomes? How to evaluate our technical competency and utilize KPIs to improve success rates? How to establish a successful PGT program, and troubleshoot critical steps in the PGT workflow? How to choose between efficacy and efficiency when performing laboratory procedures? And the big question — what works and what doesn’t?
Our four speakers will share their extensive knowledge and experience in various topics, discuss common myths behind many debated laboratory procedures and issues, and proven strategies to improve outcomes.
In addition to the upcoming webinar session, we have also set up this discussion forum thread where members can feel free to drop any question or even start discussions pertaining to the webinar topic!
We look forward to chatting with you at the exciting “mythbuster” webinar and exchanging information/ideas here!Haroon Latif KhanModerator28 October 2020 at 7:54 AMPost count: 1
For the upcoming webinar, I will be speaking on the topic titled “KPIs in the ART Labs: Select Meaningful Indicators and Set Actionable Targets”
Here is an abstract of my presentation:
The World Health Organisation has estimated one in five couples to be affected by sub-fertility, worldwide. As the ART industry grows on an exponential scale, maintaining an efficient quality management system (QMS) in the ART lab is more vital than ever to provide safe and effective treatment. A good QMS constitutes of two main components; quality control and quality assurance. These include appropriate indicators to evaluate all aspects of the clinic; Reference indicators (RI), performance indicators (PI), and key performance indicators (KPI). KPIs are a set of quantifiable measurements used to review the overall performance of the clinic. The Vienna Consensus, published in 2017, established a series of minimum performance (competence) levels and aspirational (benchmark) values, to monitor both laboratory and clinical aspects of ART. KPIs must be established for each step of the ART cycle; fertilization rate, cleavage rate, implantation rate, fetal heart rate etc. Moreover, it was recommended that attainable benchmarks must be set according to the specifics of the laboratory; infrastructure, organisation etc. Given the distinct and complex nature of ART, there is an unavoidable struggle of constant troubleshooting to ensure KPIs match up to the set targets and prevent adverse events. Nonetheless, this is critical to ensure high quality care for the welfare of both the patients and the offspring.
I look forward to have an engaging session with you during the live webinar session on 31 Oct 2020, 5pm (GMT+8). Do feel free to also share any thoughts, questions, interesting information in this discussion thread as well.
Looking forward to hearing from everyone.SecretariatKeymaster28 October 2020 at 7:55 AMPost count: 28
We look forward to seeing you this saturday, 31 Oct 5pm (GMT+8) for the webinar session!
Find out more about the session here!
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