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Asia Pacific's first dedicated, purpose-built training centre for fertility experts opens at NUH

 


 

A new training centre for embryologists and clinicians interested in beginner or advanced courses in fertility treatment is now open at NUH.

 

On 21 March 2011, Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan officiated at the opening of the Centre for Reproductive Education and Specialist Training (CREST) at the National University Hospital (NUH), the latest effort by its Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology. The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific region, it is a dedicated, purpose-built facility for training clinicians and embryologists seeking to develop their skills in Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART). 

 

The Centre optimises the learning experience for the trainees in a simulated clinical setting by allowing them to observe actual clinical sessions through "live" video feeds during clinic and laboratory sessions. Each work station is furnished with laboratory equipment found in an actual IVF laboratory. The Centre's teaching faculty comprises a team of experienced embryologists and infertility specialists from NUH.

 

Since its soft opening in September 2010, CREST has trained some 30 clinicians and embryologists from the region. The Centre, which has the capacity to take in 20 trainees at any one time, is expecting an enrolment of 80 in 2011.