The 8th course cryopreservation and transplantation of human ovarian tissue took place at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels, Belgium on the 26th and 27th June 2018. Christiani Amorim and the UCL team, who have worked for many years on researching and developing the techniques required for the successful cryopreservation and transplantation of ovarian tissue, ran the course.
A record number of participants from many different countries around the world attended, including India, Czech Republic, Croatia, Malaysia, UK, Vietnam, Brazil and Turkey demonstrating that this technique is growing in popularity.
The team at the University use a Planer cryogenic freezer, the Kryo 360 -1.7, to perform the cryopreservation of the ovarian tissue as this freezer has been proven to provide consistent, successful results. There are now many centres around the world that have reported the benefits of slow freezing when cryopreserving ovarian tissue and Planer are proud to be associated with this important technique that can result in many women going on to have children, sometimes naturally, even after cancer treatment.
Christiani and the team are already planning further courses including a workshop at the annual meeting of the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society in Montreal on Sept 12th, 2018.