Ovarian tissue cryopreservation and transplantation for fertility, with a success rate around 30% after transplantation of frozen-thawed ovarian cortex, has had some 130 live births reported to date.

The workshop on September 12th 2018 in Montreal aimed to provide an overview on cryopreservation and transplantation of human ovarian tissue. Talks were given of how the team started and organized their ovarian tissue cryobank, and also how they prepare, freeze and thaw biopsies and perform ovarian tissue transplantation.

A hands-on practice session on cryopreservation was given so participants could get a feel for new alternatives procedures, such as ovarian tissue freezing and in vitro culture/xenografting. The course, planned for 15 people was 100% oversubscribed with over thirty attendees.

Pictured here is Prof Christiani Amorim during her Canadian ovarian tissue transplantation course.

For further information
Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society https://cfas.ca
Information on courses: https://uclouvain.be/fr/repertoires/christiani.amorim
Information on equipment:  https://planer.com/products/cryo-freezers/small-crf/kryo-360.html

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