All about PRP treatment in infertility and IVF (theoretical and hands on training for preparation and use)

Precongress Course 16


organized by MRSM (Mediterranean Society for Reproductive Medicine)


Course coordinator(s)

Tatjana Motrenko Simic (Montenegro), Antonis Makrigianakis (Greece) and Dinka Pavicic Baldani (Croatia)


Course type


Course description

The continuous search for additional methods that contribute to the success of IVF treatment brought the use of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) to the forefront, as a therapy that was first used in the late 20th century in reconstructive medicine, then later in regenerative medicine and finally in infertility treatment. Nowadays, the use of PRP extend to attempts to improve endometrial receptivity, resolve repeated implantation failure (RIF), chronic endometritis (CE) and Asherman syndrome (AS). Furthermore, observational studies revealed that PRP intraovarian infusion could effectively restore ovarian functionality and hormonal profile. Studies conducted in this field differ in preparation, concertation of platelets used for therapy and many other aspects, so standardization of the method is urgently needed. In the first half of the course, theoretical background for PRP action and use will be presented, while in second half of course, the hands-on training with clear instructions for PRP preparation and standardization of the method will be performed. All the equipment needed for performance of the practical part of the course will be provided.

Target audience

Clinicians - reproductive endocrinologists, fertility specialists, embryologists, professionals involved in IVF treatment, scientists

Educational needs and expected outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental knowledge of the PRP and its clinical application in reproductive medicine, current clinical evidence for the influence of PRP on endometrial receptivity and ovarian rejuvenation and limitations of the current studies and potential risks of PRP as the co-treatment in ART.
  2. Familiarize with the protocol of drawing blood, placing it in the centrifuge and separating its different components, patient preparation, pre and post care instructions and safety protocols.
  3. Develop potential research targets and project for unsolved issues related to use of certain treatments in IVF and related outcomes.



Sunday 07 July 2024

Session 1: What is the rationale behind PRP?
Omar Sefrioui, Morocco
Erol Tavmergen, Turkey
09:00 - 09:20
Physiology of PRP action and use
Aikaterini Berdiaki, Greece
09:20 - 09:30
09:30 - 09:50
Endometrial receptivity and dysbiosis effects
Antonis Makrigiannakis, Greece
09:50 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:20
Is chronical endometritis really invisible shadow – how to diagnose and treat
Tatjana Motrenko Simic, Montenegro
10:20 - 10:30
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break
Session 2: Place for PRP in infertility treatment and IVF
Chair invited, but not yet confirmed
Tatjana Motrenko Simic, Montenegro
11:00 - 11:30
Application of PRP for endometrial disorders
Antonis Makrigiannakis, Greece
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:15
Application of PRP for poor responders and POI
Omar Sefrioui, Morocco
12:15 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch break
Session 3: New kids on the block
Dinka Pavicic Baldani, Croatia
Antonis Makrigiannakis, Greece
13:30 - 13:50
Application of PRP for PCOS patients
Timur Gürgan, Turkey
13:50 - 14:00
Session 4: PRP preparation and Hands on training
14:00 - 14:20
Technical aspect of PRP preparation
Aikaterini Berdiaki, Greece
14:20 - 15:00
Hand on training according to groups
15:00 - 15:30
Coffee break
Maria Asmarianaki, Greece
Aikaterini Berdiaki, Greece
Halil Ruso, Turkey
Saša Lozo, Montenegro
15:30 - 16:45
Hands on training
16:45 - 17:00
Closing remarks