35th Annual NCAB/AALAS Seminar
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This year’s program includes new and review information on environmental issues. The program gives an overview of environmental contaminants in food, bedding, and water, management methods, technologies, products, and motivational tools we can use to have a positive impact on our own environment and on the environments of the research animals under our care. The Veterinary Bioscience Institute will be represented by Dr. Szczepan Baran who has the pleasure of presenting the following lectures during this Seminar:
- Rodent (Rat and Mouse) Laparoscopic Biotechnology for Research
Laparoscopic surgery has revolutionized surgical technique by creating less post-operative pain, quicker recovery time, and less invasive procedures. Utilization of laparoscopic surgery in mice and rats promotes both animal welfare and scientific progress through the reduction, refinement, and replacement of larger animal models. This presentation will describe and compare available equipment and the use of multiple and single port laparoscopic techniques for abdominal organ biopsies. Suggestions for needed improvements of available instruments and current rat and mouse laparoscopic techniques will also be discussed
- Online Rodent (Rat and Mouse) Surgical Training
Recent advances in microsurgical equipment and rodent (mouse and rat) technologies have increased the demand for rodent surgeons. Commonly, knowledge of rodent surgical procedures is self-taught or passed from one investigator to another. This teaching methodology introduces variables and can hamper efficient use of animals. The goal of this surgical E-learning project was to develop web-based interactive learning for rodent (mouse and rat) surgical techniques to increase the quality of results and reduce the number of live animals used in research.
We hope to see you there.
Conference Venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor, Washington, DC
Dates: September 2, 3, 2009
Conference Program: Link1
Conference Registration: Link2