Embryology Presentations

Presentations will take place on Sunday, 01 November 2015.

Free Communications of National / Post Graduate Research: Session 1
10:00 - 10:10 O1: Affordable ART and mild stimulation strategies at Tygerberg Hospital Fertility Clinic: A retrospective analysis outcome Nicole Nel
10:10 - 10:20 O2: Infertility in Gabon: A survey to determine diagnostics and medical support to patients Lionel Moungala
10:20 - 10:25 P1: Reproductive desires of men and women living with HIV: Implications for family planning Cornelia van Zyl
10:25 - 10:30 P2: How many sperm to inseminate with? Results from a pilot study Gerhard Boshoff
Free Communications of National / Post Graduate Research: Session 2
10:45 - 10:55 O3: Comparing the embryoscope with conventional benchtop incubators: Laboratory and clinical outcomes Jenna Jardim
10:55 - 11:05 O4: Morphological anomalies in human oocytes with time-lapse monitoring: the consequence of smooth endoplasmic reticulum clusters Alexandra Sims & Morne Bakker
11:05 - 11:10 P3: Implementing an elective single embryo transfer strategy - does it influence pregnancy results? Lydia Els-Smit
11:10 - 11:15 P4: Oocyte and blastocyst survival rates following implementation of the Cryotec vitrification method Jeandri Roos
Free Communications of National / Post Graduate Research: Session 3
11:30 - 11:40 O5: A comparison of three spermatozoa selection techniques for intracytoplasmic injection using swim-up, cumulus oophorus model and PICSI dish Michelle Rijsdijk
11:40 - 11:50 O6: Embryo biopsy: cleavage or blastocyst stage? Comparison of ploidy rates and clinical outcomes Elina Roumian
11:50 - 12:00 O7: The influence of hyperinsulinaemia on male infertility Edolene Bosman
12:00 - 12:05 P5: Experimental setup of somatic cell nuclear transfer: procedural optimization Chantel Gouveia
12:05 - 12:10 P6: The in vivo effects of Eurycoma longifolia Jack on reproductive functions in hypogonadal Sprague-Dawley rats Michael Solomon

Embryology Electronic Posters

Electronic Posters will be on display from Friday through to and including Sunday.

Boshoff G P7 - Set-up of a tWE basic ART laboratory
Boyd L P8 - Antitumor signalling of a novel microtubule inhibitor in human epithelial cervical carcinoma
Els-Smit L P9 - Comparison of DMSO protocol and PROH protocol for slow cryopreservation of ovarian cortex tissue by noval ultra structural scoring of early tissue
Erasmus N P10 - Eurycoma longifolia Jack (Tongkat Ali): A possible alternative treatment for benign prostate hyperplasia?
Fourie J P11 - Treatment of human sperm with serine protease during density gradient centrifugation to reduce pathogenicity and to enhance fertilization potential
Fourie J P12 - Pure Sperm: prevention of sperm pellet re-contamination by HIV-1 RNA, DNA and bacteria during density gradient centrifugation
Masilela S P13 - Time-lapse embryo evaluation as a training tool: day 3 versus day 5 selection for transfer
Marais M P14 - Sperm functional assessment: A predictor for successful fertilization after IVF?
Maree L P15 - Establishing a standard assay protocol for the quantitative determination of soluble human leukocyte antigen-G (sHLA-G) concentration as a biomarker for embryo selection in ART
Moungala L P16 - Sperm processing: a simplified swim-up method using a syringe
Nel M P17 - Rescue intracytoplasmic sperm injection: a case report
Nel M P18 - A comparison of the effect of Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and SpermSlowTM on human spermatozoa
Nel N P19 - Gamete and embryo transport using a transport incubator: the maintenance of the correct pH and temperature
Nkulu A P20 - The impact of a stable temperature environment on embryo development and subsequent pregnancy outcome
Taylor M P21 - The effect of improved laboratory conditions on aneuploidy rate in human embryos
van Zyl E P22 - The effect of incubation time and temperature on sperm motility, human sperm DNA and assisted reproductive technologies (ART) outcome
Bosman E P23 - A prospective randomized sibling embryo study for comparison of two single step culture media (Sage 1-steptm and Global®total)
Huyser C P24 - Semen decontamination: From concept to application
Maharaj S P25 - An overview of STIs and semen parameters over a 7 year period of males seeking infertility treatment at Steve Biko Academic Hospital