Online course in Embryo Quality Improvement

AREA: Assisted Reproduction



STUDENTS: 2/15 (13%)


04/06/2024 – 02/07/2024


CENTER: IVIRMA Global Education

Start Date & End

04/06/2024 – 02/07/2024


20 theoretical

100% flexible schedule




350 €

This course is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).Once course is completed you will be awarded with 20 ECMEC´s credits. More information in FAQ´s.

Intended for

Biomedical Professionals, Biotechnologists, Andrologists and Embryologists


This course presents the broadest knowledge about the ongoing potential of human pre-embryos, since they are a reflection of the quality of the gametes that have formed them. External conditions can modify or attenuate the ongoing capacity.


Important information:

The online course will be carried out through the e-learning platform: IVIRMA Campus. The student will receive a message with the access information and credentials 24/48 hours before the start of the course.

IVIRMA Campus can be accessed from Windows computers (7, 8 or 10) or Mac, using Chrome or Firefox in its last three versions. Access from mobile devices is not supported and does not ensure the correct operation of the course.

To successfully complete the training and obtain the corresponding certificate, the student must obtain a percentage greater than or equal to 70% of correct answers in the final evaluation. To do this, you will have two opportunities to take the exam.


Learning outcomes expected to be acquired by the student at the end of the course:

1. Evaluate the different parameters of embryo quality, both morphological and non-morphological.

2. Identify the embryos with the best prognosis in the different evolutionary stages.

3. Recognize the different factors and causes that can influence embryo quality.

4. Identify the possible strategies to improve embryo quality.


1. Morphological indicators of embryo quality: division timelines by means of time-lapse

2. Indicative non-morphological markers of embryo quality

3. Respirometry

4. Factors that influence embryo quality. Intrinsic Factors: Causes of Infertility

5. Factors influencing embryo quality. Intrinsic factors: Effect of the sperm

6. Factors that influence embryo quality. Intrinsic factors: Effect of the oocyte

7. Intrinsic factors influencing embryo quality: Effect of P4 on oocyte quality

8. Extrinsic factors that influence embryo quality: Response to ovarian stimulation

9. Extrinsic factors that influence embryo quality: Ex-vivo culture conditions

10. Extrinsic factors that influence embryo quality: Humidity during embryo culture

11. Effect of oxygen tension on embryonic quality

12. Extrinsic factors affecting embryo quality: Use of mineral oil

13. Factors influencing the outcome of the vitrified blastocyst. How to improve survival rate and clinic

14. Mitochondrial content during preimplantation development and its relationship with embryo quality

15. Embryo Quality Improvement Strategies: Nuclear Transfer

16. Strategies to improve embryo quality: Cytoplasmic transfer

17. Strategies to improve embryo quality: Assisted hatching and removal of fragments

18. Activation with calcium ionophore

19. Embryo quality improvement strategies: Use of antioxidants


Maria José de los Santos Molina

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