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A T E N T A M E N T E,"BIENESTAR ANIMAL, DEBER DEL HOMBRE"MVZ ALEJANDRO PEREZ GROVAS ROBLES GILPRESIDENTE AMCAL 2010-2011
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE****ICLAS****FOR YOUR INFORMATION
"The promise of international laboratory animal science-contributingto the power of human and animal healing"
Make Plans Now to Attend the 2010 American Society of Laboratory Animal
Continuing Education Seminar:
"Practical Laboratory Animal Therapeutics"
Meeting Date: October 9, 2010 (Saturday preceding National AALAS)Meeting Location: Atlanta, Georgia at the Omni HotelMeeting Time: 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 7:30a.m.)The ASLAP Continuing Education Seminar Committee would like to extendan invitation to all veterinarians, IACUC members, scientists,veterinary technicians, and animal care professionals to attend thiscomprehensive seminar, featuring experts in the field plus twointeractive sessions.For more information please see the ASLAP website at
Please feel free to forward this announcement to others who may beinterested.
Animal Welfare and Scientific Research: 1985 to 2010
October 25-26, 2010 Bethesda, MD.
This two day symposium will celebrate and acknowledge the achievementsof two and a half decades of biomedical research conducted under theU.S. Government Principles, the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations. Thefirst day of the symposium will consist of sessions focused on theadvances in Animal Housing Facilities, Institutional Animal Care and UseCommittees, Education and Training, and Veterinary Care. An eveningsession will feature a keynote address by Charles McCarthy titled "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants". On the second day, biomedicalresearchers and policy experts will discuss the contributions of animalmodels to human and animal health.Pre-conference Events: IACUC 101 & AWIC Workshops.
October 24, 2010 Bethesda, MDIACUC 101 - is a basic course that provides a one-day didactic andinteractive exploration of IACUC fundamentals appropriate for new andseasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates, and individuals responsiblefor their institution's animal care program. The course provides a basicyet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies thatgovern the humane care and use of research animals.
Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: AWICWorkshop - is a one day workshop for individuals who are responsible forproviding information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act(AWA). This workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members ofIACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs,and veterinarians. All participants will receive a resource manual. Eachparticipant must bring their own wireless enabled laptop for use duringthe workshop.Program informationThe symposium and pre-conference events will be held at the BethesdaNorth Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Bethesda, MD. For program,registration, and accommodation information, visit
Discounted registration rates available through August 31.
The 26th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Surgical Research
September 30 - October 2, 2010
Clearwater Beach, FL - Sandpearl ResortProgram Highlights:
● Keynote Speaker (2010 Jacob Markowitz Award recipient) - Dr. StevenArnoczky"Repairing the Injured Knee: The science behind the surgery". A lecturereviewing the surgical research that has helpeddevelop the procedures and techniques used to treat ligamentous andmeniscal injuries in human knees.
● Featured presentation - Lennox Hoyte, MD"Robotic Surgery in Gynecology in Pelvic Floor Disorders". This lecturewill review robotic approaches to themanagement of the common gynecologic and pelvic floor disorders inwomen.
● Planned Topics (Tentative, Select Presentation Titles):o Medical Device/Orthopedic Models Optimizing Animal Models for Medical Device Research and Development:Three Case Studies The Human Proxy: Preclinical Medical Device Surgical Modelso Organ Transplant Surgery Working versus "Non-working" Heterotopic Heart Transplantation Lessons learned during implementation of an experimental model ofliver transplantationo Minimally Invasive Surgery Rat laparoscopy - refinement for rat model development; renal,testicular and hepatic laparoscopicimplantation of neoplastic cells Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques: Single Port Laparoscopic LiverBiopsy in the Dog and Non-Human Primate and Laparoscopic Assisted Ovariohysterectomy in the Dog Rat laparoscopic biopsies lead to decreased postoperative paino Surgical Research /Surgical Models The respective places of minipig and dog models in oral boneregeneration research Ovine Aortic Aneurysm Model for Endoluminal Graft Evaluations Intestinal surgical models - an appraisal in large animals andpoultry Development of a clinically relevant survival model of polytrauma andhemorrhagic shock in swine The Art and Science of Electrosurgery Effect of Small-diameter Proximal Splenorenal Shunt in the Treatmentof Portal Hypertension: Experiencefrom 176 caseso Long-term Vascular Access/Infusion Experience with a novel implanted vascular access port and catheterfor continuous infusion in nonhumanprimates Jugular vein and carotid artery catheterization in the mouse Pathology of Intravenous Catheterized Rats on Infusion Studies Rodent Catheter Options and Surgical Serviceso Cardiovascular/Catheterization Internal Aortic Annuloplasty: A Novel Model and Valve Sparing Surgical Repair of Valvular Insufficiency A Left Thoracotomy Approach for Consistent Epicardial P waveAcquisition via Telemetry in the Primate Recommended Surgical Technique for Placement of a Pressure SensingCatheter to Record Chronic LeftVentricular Pressure in Rodents Novel Method for Surgical Placement of Respiratory Impedance Leads forthe DSI D70- PCTR TelemetryDevice in Non-Human Primateso Technician Session - ASR Certification Prep (Session Titles) Analgesia and Pain Assessment Anesthesia Pre-, Peri-, and Post-Operative Care Emergency Procedures Aseptic Procedures Wound Healing and Suture
● Wet Labs (All wet labs will occur on September 30, 2010)o Minimally Invasive Surgery - Laparoscopic surgery in rodents.This workshop is designed for scientists, veterinary technicians,veterinarians and technical support staff whowish to learn the basic principles of rat laparoscopy. Informationpresented in this workshop will introduceparticipants to skills necessary to perform rodent laparoscopic biopsyand injection procedures. Instrumenthandling and all techniques from patient preparation to patientabdominal closure, will be demonstrated andparticipants will have an opportunity to handle rodent appropriatelaparoscopic instrumentation and equipment,and learn intra-abdominal organ biopsy and injection techniques whileworking with anesthetized rats.o Advanced Telemetry TechniquesThe teaching goals for this workshop are to increase knowledge andawareness of telemetry and the surgicalprocedures associated with telemetry. Instruction will be provided forthe proper techniques necessary toconduct scientific studies with a focus on the reduction in animalnumbers and a more humane way ofmonitoring and collecting vital data. Students will be learningtechniques they can employ in their own facility. Rodent - EEG implant Rabbit - Blood Pressure/ECG/Temp implant (Intubation,pre-/intra-/post- anesthesia monitoring covered)o Interventional Radiology - Swine Cath-labMinimally invasive and 'least invasive' procedurescontinue to bedeveloped in lieu of more invasive, opencavity procedures. One rapidly developing area of least invasiveprocedures includes interventional radiologyprocedures in which guide wires and catheters are used to gain accessto various organs. Familiarity withvarious guide wires and catheters is necessary for safe and effectiveaccess to areas such as the kidney, liver,pancreas, intestine, heart and peripheral vessels. This hands-onworkshop will provide basic knowledge ofvarious guide wires and catheter types that can be used in theseprocedures. In addition, the workshop willinclude a discussion and demonstration of various devices used forinterventional treatment and modeldevelopment such as angioplasty balloons, intravascular stents andembolization coils.o Advanced Suture Techniques Laboratory
The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate and allow practice of, morecomplex suturing techniques. Thefollowing types of suture techniques will be performed in swine:- Hand ties (one handed)- Hand ties (two handed)- Inverting suture patterns - hollow organs (Cushing vs. Connell)- Oversew patterns (Lembert, Halsted and Parker- Kerr)- Purse- string (circular version of Lembert)- Tension sutures - Muscle - Horizontal, vertical mattress- Tension sutures - Tendons - interlocking loop and three loop pulley- Deep hand ties in the thoracic and abdominal cavityo Computer Assisted Surgery: Getting a Grip on Robotic SurgeryThis didactic and laboratory session will demonstrate intra-operativerobotic surgical techniques. Thisworkshop is designed to expose participants to the da Vinci® SurgicalSystem. Each participant will engage inhands-on experience necessary to obtain a firm understanding of theaspects involved in using the da Vinci®Surgical system. The workshop will introduce the da Vinci® System andaddress, OR Set-up, positioning ofequipment, port placement, manipulation skills, dissection and suturingtechniques (non-animal workshop).
● Meet the Vendors - Meet with companies developing the cutting-edgetechnologies used in the surgical research field.Including but not limited to surgical monitors, instruments,anesthesia, medical devices, ports, telemetry, lab animalresources and surgical services.
● Application is pending for this program to be approved by theAmerican Association ofVeterinary State Boards (AAVSB) through RACE (Registry of ApprovedContinuing Education).Questions?
Visit http://www.surgicalresearch.org/ or e-mail
Kathi L. SchlieffSenior Account ManagerAcademy of Surgical Research7500 Flying Cloud Drive #900Eden Prairie, MN 55344http://firstname.lastname@example.org
email@example.com>(952) 253-6240(952) 253-6085 Direct Line(952) 835-4774 Fax
You may want to consider having your personnel take the Laboratory Animal Allergy on the AALAS Learning Library.
This course provides abasic understanding of how laboratory animal allergies (LAA) areacquired, steps to prevent them from occurring, and how an effectiveoccupational health and safety program can help control and monitortheir prevalence within an institution. Its lesson titles areEpidemiology, Allergy Mechanisms, The Development of Symptoms,Assessment, Treatment, First Steps to Preventing LAA, SpecificApproaches to Controlling LAA, and Your Program.
The content wasdeveloped by Gregg Stave, MD, JD, MPH, Robert Bush, MD, and WilliamMiddleton.The Laboratory Animal Allergy course can be found under theOccupationalHealth and Safety track in the Animal Care and Use Library(http://www.aalaslearninglibrary.org/).
Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL):
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released thefifth edition of
"Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories
BMBL is produced by the CDC's Office of Health and Safety andthe National Institutes of Health to provide national guidelines topromote the safety and health of workers in biological and medicallaboratories.The BMBL was revised in December 2009* and the fifth edition is nowavailable for purchase or download. For additional information, visitthe CDC's biosafety website at http://www.cdc.gov/biosafety (or http://www.cdc.gov/od/ohs).
*Please be advised that the online version of the BMBL contains anumber of updated websites which have changed since publication, and asa living, online reference resource, may continue to be updated aswebsites continue to change. In addition, minor editorial changes weremade to the Foreword, Contributors, Contents, Appendices, and Acronymssections, while maintaining the integrity of the document's full text.In-text errors which are subsequently identified will be included in anyerrata to be published (online only); look for any errata to be postedon alongside the BMBL on CDC's biosafety website (links above).