ASPIRE Webinar(s) Schedule Overview

# Webinar Title Date/Time Duration Organised by Registration
1 ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course for WHO Manual: 6th Edition.

Total no. of webinar modules: 6

Webinar Module 4:
Cryopreservation of spermatozoa

Sat, 22 Jan 2022
12pm GMT+8
90mins ASPIRE Embryology & Male Infertility Special Interest Groups Click here for more information
2 ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course for WHO Manual: 6th Edition.

Total no. of webinar modules: 6

Webinar Module 5:
Quality assurance and quality control

Sat, 5 Feb 2022
3pm GMT+8
90mins ASPIRE Embryology & Male Infertility Special Interest Groups Click here for more information 
3 ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course in Early Pregnancy Management for Nurses

Total no. of webinar modules: 3

Webinar Module 1:
Assessment of Early Pregnancy

*This course is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

Tues, 8 Feb 2022
5pm GMT+8
105mins ASPIRE Reproductive Nurses Special Interest Groups Click here for more information
4 ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course for WHO Manual: 6th Edition.

Total no. of webinar modules: 6

Webinar Module 6:
Clinical Applications and Implications of the Revised WHO Semen Manual

Sat, 19 Feb 2022
3pm GMT+8
90 mins ASPIRE Embryology & Male Infertility Special Interest Groups Click here for more information
5 ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course in Early Pregnancy Management for Nurses

Total no. of webinar modules: 3

Webinar Module 2:
Management (I) Early Pregnancy Complications

*This course is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

Tues, 22 Feb 2022
5pm GMT+8
105mins ASPIRE Reproductive Nurses Special Interest Groups Click here for more information
6 ASPIRE-CPAM Masterclass Webinar Series: Fundamental Concepts in ART – Bridging the Gaps

Total no. of sessions: 5

Session 2:
How to Manage Uterine Pathologies and Fertility

*This masterclass series is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

2 March 2022
7pm – 8.30pm GMT+8
90mins ASPIRE and CPAM (China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care) Free for all
7 ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course in Early Pregnancy Management for Nurses

Total no. of webinar modules: 3

Webinar Module 3:
Management (II) Mid-Trimester Loss, Miscarriage Prevention & EPAU

*This course is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

Tues, 8 Mar 2022
5pm GMT+8
105mins ASPIRE Reproductive Nurses Special Interest Groups Click here for more information
8 ASPIRE-CPAM Masterclass Webinar Series: Fundamental Concepts in ART – Bridging the Gaps

Total no. of sessions: 5

Session 3:
Does PGT-A Improve Reproductive Outcome?

*This masterclass series is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

May 2022*
7pm – 8.30pm GMT+8*Exact date TBA
90 mins ASPIRE and CPAM (China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care) Free for all
9 ASPIRE-CPAM Masterclass Webinar Series: Fundamental Concepts in ART – Bridging the Gaps

Total no. of sessions: 5

Session 4:
The Role of AMH in Fertility

*This masterclass series is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

August 2022*
7pm – 8.30pm GMT+8*Exact date TBA
90mins ASPIRE and CPAM (China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care) Free for all
10 ASPIRE-CPAM Masterclass Webinar Series: Fundamental Concepts in ART – Bridging the Gaps

Total no. of sessions: 5

Session 5:
Ovarian Stimulation for IVF – Individualization and Beyond

*This masterclass series is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

November 2022*
7pm – 8.30pm GMT+8*Exact date TBA
90mins ASPIRE and CPAM (China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care) Free for all

Webinar(s) Programme Outline & Registration

(Kindly note that programme and details subject to change, updates will be available on this page)

1. ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course for WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen, 6th Edition [FLYER]

Organised by: ASPIRE Embryology and Male Infertility Special Interest Groups

The Basic Certificate Course for WHO Laboratory Manual: 6th Edition aims to introduce the newly launched “WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen, 6th Edition” which was published in July 2021.

The certificate course comprises of 6 modules. The first 5 modules are designed to cover the entire content of the 6th edition WHO manual while the last module will discuss the manual from the point of view of clinical applications and implications.

The course modules are developed with an intention to elaborate on the principles, techniques and protocols as well as recommendations provided in the latest edition of the WHO manual.

For more information on the certificate course and the modules outline, click here.

You can also choose to participate in the individual webinar modules without committing to the course. For this, a certificate of attendance will be provided only as a proof of attendance to participants who have attended at least 50% of the session. Please see registration fees and registration links below.

Course Schedule and Registrations (for individual webinar sessions)
*See modules outline here

# Course Module Date/Time (GMT+8) Registration Fees Individual Registration
1 Introduction to the 6th Edition of the WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen 4 December 2021
1pm – 2.30pm
ASPIRE Members: Free

Non-ASPIRE Members:
USD 65 per module

CONCLUDED
2 Semen Examination – Basic, Extended and Advanced 18 December 2021
6pm – 7.30pm
CONCLUDED
3 Sperm Preparation Techniques

*This webinar is supported by

8 January 2022
12pm – 1.30pm
CONCLUDED
4 Cryopreservation of spermatozoa 22 January 2022
12pm – 1.30pm
Click here
5 Quality assurance and quality control 5 February 2022
3pm – 4.30pm
Click here
6 Clinical Applications and Implications of the Revised WHO Semen Manual 19 February 2022
3pm – 4.30pm
Click here

2. ASPIRE-CPAM Masterclass Webinar Series: Fundamental Concepts in ART – Bridging the Gaps

Organised by ASPIRE and CPAM (China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care)

The Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE) has collaborated with the China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care (CPAM) on a Masterclass Webinar Series: Fundamental Concepts in ART – Bridging the Gaps.

The masterclass webinar series comprises of 5 sessions which will be held quarterly from Q4 2021 to 2022. Through this series of webinars, we aim to provide medical education and experience sharing between the Chinese and International IVF doctors.

Note: Lectures and Q&A by Chinese speakers will be presented in Chinese. Simultaneous translation will be available during the entire webinar session.

This masterclass series is supported by

# Session titles Date and Time
(GMT+8)
Registration fees Registration link Programme Outline
1 Recurrent Implantation Failure 1 December 2021
7pm – 8.30pm
Free for all Session is currently available to view on-demand. Click here to view Chairs: Professor Rong Li (China) and Professor Tin-Chiu Li (Hong Kong)

Topics and Speakers
1. An Overview of Recurrent Implantation Failure
Speaker: Dr Qi Yu (Peking Union Medical College Hospital, China)

2. New Progress of Recurrent Implantation Failure- From a Maternal Angle
Speaker: Professor Louise Hull (University of Adelaide, Australia)

2 How to Manage Uterine Pathologies and Fertility 2 March 2022
7pm – 8.30pm
Coming soon Chairs: Professor Rong Li (China) and Professor Yutaka Osuga (Japan)

Topics and Speakers:
1. Adenomyosis Related Infertility: What Are the Treatment Options
Speaker: Professor Budi Wiweko (University of Indonesia)

2. Uterine Myoma and Infertility: What Are the Treatment Options
Speaker: Professor Caihong Ma (Peking Third University Third Hospital, China)

3 Does PGT-A Improve Reproductive Outcome? May 2022
7pm – 8.30pm
Coming soon 1. Is PGT-A Delivering Its Promise?
2. Preimplantation Genetic Aneuploidy Screening: Optimizing the Methodology and Interpretation
4 The Role of AMH in Fertility August 2022
7pm – 8.30pm
Coming soon 1. Clinical Utility of Anti-Mullerian Hormone
2. Anti-Mullerian Hormone and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
5 Ovarian Stimulation for IVF – Individualization and Beyond November 2022
7pm – 8.30pm
Coming soon 1. Ovarian Stimulation in medically Complicated IVF Patients- Obese and Immune Disorder Patients
2. Benefits and Limitations of Individualized Dosing Regimen in COS Treatment

3. ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course in Early Pregnancy Management for Nurses

Organised by: ASPIRE Reproductive Nurses Special Interest Group

The Basic Certificate Course in Early Pregnancy Management for Nurses aims to help practising nurses in Asia-Pacific region to be updated on management of common problems encountered during early pregnancy.

The attainment of the certificate of completion validates that the recipient’s knowledge of “Early Pregnancy Management” is satisfactory.

Note:

  • For more information on the certificate course and the modules outline, click here.
  • You can also choose to participate in the individual webinar modules without committing to the course. For this, a certificate of attendance will be provided only as a proof of attendance to participants who have attended at least 50% of the session. Please see registration fees and links below.

Date and Time: Please see course schedule below
Registration fees:

Participation ASPIRE Members Non-Members
Certificate Course Free USD 50 per course
Individual Webinars Free USD 65 per webinar module

Registration link:

Course Schedule and Registrations (for individual webinar sessions)
*See modules outline here

# Course Module Date Time (GMT+8) Individual Registrations
1 Assessment of Early Pregnancy 8 February 2022 5pm – 6.45pm Click here
2 Management (I) Early Pregnancy Complications 22 February 2022 5pm – 6.45pm Click here
3 Management (II) Mid-Trimester Loss, Miscarriage Prevention & EPAU 8 March 2022 5pm – 6.45pm Click here

*This course is supported with an unrestricted Education Grant by

Past Webinars

Webinar Title Held on Organised by *Educational Portal
The Embryo vs The Endometrium in Implantation

Chair: Associate Professor Louise Hull (Australia)

Topics & Speakers:
1. Implantation Rates with and without Genetic Testing
Speaker: Dr Liying Yan (China)

2. How Does the Metabolism of the Embryo Impact Implantation?
Speaker: Dr Keshav Malhotra (India)

3. How to Design Research to Assess Endometrial Receptivity Markers?
Speaker: Dr Gendie Lash (China)

4. When Euploid Embryos Fail to Implant: Investigation and Management
Speaker: Dr Keiji Kuroda (Japan)

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 ASPIRE Endometrium & Implantation Special Interest Group Lecture recordings coming soon
ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen, 6th Edition

Webinar Module 3: Sperm Preparations Technique

Chair: Professor Gwo-Jang Wu (Taiwan)

Module Outline:

1. General Principles
Speaker: Professor Chi Ling (Hong Kong)
2. Common Techniques Used in the Laboratory
Speaker: Professor Arthur Chang (USA)
3. Special Samples (MACS)
Speaker: Dr Keshav Malhotra (India))

Sat, 8 Jan 2022 12pm GMT+8 ASPIRE Embryology & Male Infertility Special Interest Groups Lecture recordings coming soon
ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen, 6th Edition.

Webinar Module 2:
Semen Examination – Basic, Extended and Advanced

Chair: Dr Keshav Malhotra (India)

Module Outline
1. Basic Examination
Speaker: Professor Lars Björndahl (Sweden)
2. Sperm DNA Fragmentation, Genetics and Genomic Tests
Speaker: Professor Gwo-Jang Wu (Taiwan)
3. Antibodies, Biochemical Assays, Sequence of Ejaculation, ROS
Speaker: Professor Ashok Agarwal (USA)

Sat, 18 Dec 2021 6pm GMT+8 ASPIRE Embryology & Male Infertility Special Interest Groups Lecture recordings coming soon
New Trends in Endometriosis

Chair: Professor Tzeng Chii-Ruey (Taiwan)

Topics & Speakers:
1. Modern Management of Extrapelvic Endometriosis

Speaker: Professor Tetsuya Hirata (Tokyo, Japan)

2. Oocyte Cryopreservation for Ovarian Endometriosis Patients
Speaker: Professor Jung Ryeol Lee (Seoul, Korea)

3. Best Treatment of Ovarian Endometrioma for Future Fertility
Speaker: Professor Angela Aguilar (Manila, Philippines)

Sat, 11 Dec 2021 ASPIRE Endometriosis Special Interest Group Lecture recordings available
The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Fertility Treatments

Chair: Professor Tin-Chiu Li (Hong Kong)

Topics & Speakers:
1. The Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Treatment in General and on Fertility Treatment in Particular
Speaker: Dr Vanessa Vergara (Spain)

2. Delay in IVF Treatment up to 6 months Does not Affect Pregnancy Outcomes
Speaker: Dr Phillip A Romanski (USA)

3. Prioritizing IVF Treatment in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Speaker: Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya (Scotland)

Sat, 4 Dec 2021 ASPIRE Education Committee

This webinar is supported by Organon

Lecture recordings coming soon
ASPIRE Basic Certificate Course WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen, 6th Edition.

Webinar Module 1:
Introduction to the 6th Edition of the WHO Laboratory Manual for the Examination and Processing of Human Semen

Chairs: Professor Chi Ling (Hong Kong) & Professor Gwo-Jang Wu

Module Outline
1. Historical Background
Speaker: Dr Haroon Latif (Pakistan)

2. Overview of the New Manual
Speaker: Professor Christopher Barratt (United Kingdom)

3. Differences Between 5th and 6th Manual Editions
Speaker: Professor De-Yi Liu (Australia)

Sat, 4 Dec 2021 ASPIRE Embryology & Male Infertility Special Interest Groups Lecture recordings available
ASPIRE-CPAM Masterclass Webinar Series: Fundamental Concepts in ART – Bridging the Gaps

Session 1:
Recurrent Implantation Failure

Chairs: Professor Tin-Chiu Li (Hong Kong SAR) and Dr Rong Li (China)

Topics and Speakers:
1. An Overview of Recurrent Implantation Failure
Speaker: Dr Qi Yu (Beijing, China)

2. New Progress of Recurrent Implantation Failure- From a Maternal Angle
Speaker: Professor Louise Hull (Adelaide, Australia)

Wed, 1 Dec 2021 ASPIRE and CPAM (China International Exchange and Promotive Association for Medical and Health Care) Lecture recordings coming soon
How to Improve the Clinical Outcome of Male Infertility with Abnormal Spermatogenesis

Chairs: Professor Gwo-Jang Wu (Taipei, Taiwan) and Dr Virgilio Novero (Philippines)

Topic and Speakers

  1. The Novelty of Sperm Cryopreservation
    Speaker: Professor Atsushi Tanaka (Fukuoka, Japan)
  2. Surgical Sperm Retrieval – Challenges and Obstacles
    Speaker: Dr Rupin Shah (Mumbai, India)
  3. Artificial Oocyte Activation
    Speaker: Assistant Professor George Anifandis (Larissa, Greece)
  4. ROSI (panel discussion)
    • Fertilization by Round Spermatid Injection (ROSI): Past and Present
      Speaker: Dr Jan Tesarik (Spain)
    • How to improve the clinical outcome of ROSI
      Speaker: Professor Atsushi Tanaka (Japan)
    • Epigenetic Abnormalities in ROSI-Derived Zygotes
      Speaker: Professor Masatoshi Ooga (Japan)
Sat, 30 October 2021 ASPIRE Male Infertility Special Interest Group Lecture recordings available
Reproductive Surgery in Mullerian Anomalies

Chairs: Dr Herbert Situmorang (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Professor Maria Antonia Habana (Manila, Philippines)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Evaluation of Mullerian anomalies – role of 3D ultrasound
    Speaker: Professor Huang Xiao-Wu (Beijing, China)
  2. Management option in Mullerian anomalies related infertility
    Speaker: Dr Hongxin Pan (ShenZhen, China)
Sat, 9 Oct 2021 ASPIRE Reproductive Surgery Special Interest Group Lecture recordings available
Environmental Toxins and Their Effects on Reproduction

Chair: Dr Madhuri Patil (Bangalore, India)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Endocrine Disruptors: How They Affect Reproduction
    Speaker: Professor Jaideep Malhotra (Agra, India)
  2. Intervention Studies to Reduce the Effects of Environmental Toxins
    Speaker: Professor Linda Giudice (San Francisco, USA)
  3. What Did We Learn from Fukushima?
    Speaker: Professor Atsushi Tanaka (Fukuoka, Japan)
Thu, 9 Sep 2021 Reproductive Endocrinology SIG Lecture recordings available
PCOS and Insulin Resistance

Chair: Dr Duru Shah (Mumbai, India)

Topic and Speakers

  1. How Does Insulin Resistance Affect Women with PCOS?
    Speaker: Dr Anju Joham (Melbourne, Australia)
  2. Management of Infertility in women with PCOS
    Speaker: Professor Eileen Manalo (Manila, Philippines)
  3. Management of Metabolic Dysfunction in women with PCOS
    Speaker: Dr Rong Li (Beijing, China)
Thu, 5 Aug 2021 Reproductive Endocrinology SIG Lecture recordings available
The Role of Office Hysteroscopy in Infertility Management

Chairs: Dr Regina Tan (Manila, Philippines), Dr Angela Aguilar (Manila, Philippines), Dr Relly Primariawan (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Powerful Combination of TVUS and Office Hysteroscopy in women Infertility Workup
    Speaker: Dr. Herbert Situmorang (Jakarta, Indonesia)
  2. Office Hysteroscopy
    Speaker: Dr Mary Connor (Sheffield, UK)
  3. Innovative Office Hysteroscopy Techniques in the Management of Asherman Syndrome
    Speaker: Prof Tin-Chiu Li (Hong Kong)
  4. Office equipment including various energy source in office setting
    Speakers: Dr Gubbini Giampietro (Bologna, Italy) & Dr Mario Franchini (Florence, Italy)
  5. Hysteroscopy is mandatory before IVF (Debate)
    Speakers: Dr Sunita Tandulwadkar (Maharashtra, India) & Dr Virgilio Novero (Manila, Philippines)
Sun, 21 Feb 2021 Reproductive Surgery SIG in collaboration with the Indonesian Gynaecological Endoscopy Society (IGES) and the Philippine Society of Reproductive Medicine (PSRM) Lecture recordings available
The Thin Endometrium

Chair: Dr Virgilio Novero (Manila, Philippines)

Topic and Speakers

  1. How Thin is too Thin and When?
    Speaker: Associate Professor Louise Hull (Adelaide, Australia)
  2. Causes and Pathogenesis
    Speaker: Professor Gendie Lash (Guangzhou, China)
  3. Treatments – Surgical
    Speaker: Professor Tin-Chiu Li (Hong Kong)
  4. Treatments – Hormones
    Speaker: Dr Christos Venetis (Sydney, Australia)
  5. Treatments – Innovative
    Speaker: Dr Madhuri Patil (Bangalore, India)
  6. Platelet Rich Plasma for the Thin Endometrium
    Speaker: Dr Clare Boothroyd (Brisbane, Australia)
Sat, 5 Dec 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee Lecture recordings available
Impact of COVID-19 in an ART Laboratory

Chair: Professor Chi Ling (Stamford, USA) and Professor Arthur Chang (San Antonio, USA)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on Reproductive System
    Speaker: Dr. Virgilio Novero (Manila, Philippines)
  2. SARS-COV-2 in Gametes and Embryos – Best Practices to Reduce Risk in the IVF Laboratory
    Speaker: Dr. Kimball O. Pomeroy (Phoenix, USA)
Sat, 28 Nov 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee ASPIRE Education Committee Lecture recordings available
Non-Invasive PGT-A: Part 3

Chair: Professor Chii-Ruey Tzeng (Taipei, Taiwan)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Non-Invasive PGT- Scientific Approach
    Speaker: Dr. Antonio Capalbo (Rome, Italy)
  2. Non-Invasive PGT-A: What Does it Offer the Patients?
    Speaker: Prof. Carlos Simón (Valencia, Spain)
  3. DNA Amplification in Non-Invasive PGT
    Speaker: Dr. Sijia Lu (Shanghai, China)
Sat, 21 Nov 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee

This webinar is supported with an unrestricted education grant from Abbott

Lecture recordings available
PGT-A: Part 2

Chair: Dr Ivan Sini (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Pitfalls in PGT-M
    Speaker: Professor Junhao Yan (Shandong, China)
  2. Transfer of Mosaic embryos – ESHRE Framework
    Speaker: Dr Francesca Spinella (Rome, Italy)
Sat, 14 Nov 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee Lecture recordings available
PGT-A: Part 1

Chair: Professor Atsushi Tanaka (Fukuoka, Japan)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Are Aneuploidy Rates Affected by ART Practice?
    Speaker: Dr. Santiago Munné (Madrid, Spain)
  2. Using PGT-A Wisely – When and How?
    Speaker: Professor Yanwen Xu (Guangzhou, China)
Sat, 7 Nov 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee Lecture recordings available
Conversation with Experts: Laboratory Factors that Impact Embryo Culture Outcomes

Chair: Professor Arthur Chang (San Antonio, USA)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Dry vs Humidified Incubator: Maintain Stable Temperature, pH and Osmolality
    Speaker: Professor Yasuyuki Mio (Yonago, Japan)
  2. Day 5-7 Blastocyst Culture and Vitrification: How to make More and Better Blastocysts?
    Speaker: Dr. Keshav Malhotra (Agra, India)
  3. A Successful PGT Program: Key factors from Embryo Biopsy to Outcome Interpretation
    Speaker: Dr. Alpesh Doshi (London, United Kingdom)
  4. KPIs in the ART Labs: Select Meaningful Indicators and Set Actionable Targets
    Speaker: Dr Haroon Latif (Lahore, Pakistan)
Sat, 31 Oct 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee

This webinar is supported with an unrestricted education grant from FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific

Lecture recordings available
Add-ons in the ART Lab: Part 2

Chair: Professor Budi Wiweko (Jakarta, Indonesia)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Oocyte Activation – To Do or Not?
    Speaker: Professor Atsushi Tanaka (Fukuoka, Japan)
  2. Piezo: Better or Not? (Covering latest evidences and Pros and Cons of Piezo)
    Speaker: Dr. Deirdre Zander-Fox (Melbourne, Australia)
  3. Assisted Hatching: What is the Evidence in 2020?
    Speaker: Dr. Haroon Latif (Lahore, Pakistan)
Sat, 24 Oct 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee Lecture recordings available
Add-ons in the ART Lab: Part 1

Chair: Associate Professor Louise Hull (Adelaide, Australia)

Topic and Speakers

  1. Breaking News: Is ICSI an Add-on?
    Speaker: Dr. Ho Manh Tuong (Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam)
  2. Sperm Selection Techniques
    Speaker: Dr. George Liperis (Sydney, Australia)
Sat, 10 Oct 2020 ASPIRE Education Committee Lecture recordings available

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