(re)visit our 40th Annual Meeting - watch the sessions on-demand

Programme

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Friday 08 March 2024

12:15 - 13:15
Registration and Welcome Lunch

13:15 - 13:30
Introduction

13:30 - 14:00
Keynote lecture
Chairs
Alessandra Alteri, Italy
Borut Kovacic, Slovenia
The impact of the laboratory environment on art: how to setup the lab to obtain a high-quality laboratory environment
Jacques Cohen, U.S.A.

14:00 - 15:00
Session 1: Air quality in the lab
Chairs
Alessandra Alteri, Italy
Giles Palmer, United Kingdom
14:00 - 14:20
Monitoring air quality in the lab: particles count and VOC
Alpesh Doshi, United Kingdom
14:20 - 14:30
Discussion
14:30 - 14:50
Strategies for improving air quality in the lab
Steven Mansell, Norway
14:50 - 15:00
Discussion

15:00 - 15:30
Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30
Session 2: Microorganisms in the lab
Chairs
Aleksej Stevanovic, Norway
Samuel Dos Santos-Ribeiro, Portugal
15:30 - 15:50
Air monitoring standards and improvements of outcomes: is there evidence
Jacques Cohen, U.S.A.
15:50 - 16:00
Discussion
16:00 - 16:20
Strategies for reducing the microbiological burden
Johan Guns, Belgium
16:20 - 16:30
Discussion

16:30 - 17:00
Coffee Break

17:00 - 18:00
Session 3: Temperature and light in the lab
Chairs
Kelly Tilleman, Belgium
Zdravka Veleva, Finland
17:00 - 17:20
Maintaining optimal conditions: the importance of monitoring temperature in the lab
Aleksej Stevanovic, Norway
17:20 - 17:30
Discussion
17:30 - 17:50
The impact of light on gametes, embryos and clinical outcomes
Valerio Pisaturo, Italy
17:50 - 18:00
Discussion

18:00 - 18:10
Wrap-up of Day 1
Kelly Tilleman, Belgium