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Workshops

You can register via this website, by going to the registration form.


When registering, you must select the workshops you wish to attend.

1.- The workshops are not included in the registration fee

2. The workshops have limited places. The order of registration shall be respected. Those workshop that do not have a minimum of people registered, will be cancelled.

 

 

WS01: Refinement in microsurgery. Microsurgical techniques

Tuesday 17 [NOV] 15. 10.00-14.00 h. Amount: 100 €

 

Microsurgery is a surgical technique used to solve pathological processes that are not possible to solve by conventional surgery. When a surgeon reaches the limit of his visual acuity necessarily requires magnification of the field of view and needs specific instruments to be precise.

 

Microsurgery plays a major role in refining a surgeon and also it is essential for the prognosis and management of experimental animals. Practicing microsurgical techniques the surgeon is able to handle more delicate and finer instruments and sutures than which are used in conventional surgical procedures: smaller sutures with special needles, special instruments and surgical microscopes. The characteristics of this technique are supported by a good tremor control, proper ergonomics and aseptic conditions. It gives a special character and view to the surgeon, who is going to be more precise and less invasive.

 

Consequently, the objectives of the experimental microsurgery learning can be related to the basic surgical training, providing to the surgeon several advantages:

  • Microsurgery training increases the technical resources and substantially improves self-confidence and the possibilities for developing skills and innovation.
  • This technique increases basic surgical techniques accuracy (dieresis, excision, synthesis and hemostasia).
  • Microsurgery learning minimizes surgical trauma and maximize care respecting on an exquisite way the anatomical structures.

 

 

WS02 Anaesthesia and mechanical ventilation in rodents

Tuesday 17 [NOV] 15. 15.00-19.00 h. Amount: 120 €

 

Main Objectives:

  • To know the basis management and physiology in the main small mammals species (mouse, rat and Guinea pig).
  • Elaboration of anaesthetic procedure related to squeduled surgery.
  • Knowledge and management of common drugs used in anaesthesia and analgesia.
  • Knowledge and management of equipment for inhalant and intravenous anaesthesia, including mechanical ventilation and monitoring.
  • Knowledge and management of a detailed guide of patient monitoring during anaesthesia.
  • Detection of complications and basis of its treatment.
  • Management of drugs during respiratory and cardiovascular support, including cardiac arrest.

 

Expected profile of attendants:

  • Experimental and Health Professionals devoted to Laboratory Animal Sciences.

 

 

WS03 Anaesthesia and mechanical ventilation in large animals

Tuesday 17 [NOV] 15. 10.00-14.00 h. Amount: 120 €

 

Main Objectives:

  • To know the basis management and physiology in the main large mammals species (dog, pig and sheep).
  • Elaboration of anaesthetic procedure related to squeduled surgery.
  • Knowledge and management of common drugs used in anaesthesia and analgesia.
  • Knowledge and management of equipment for inhalant and intravenous anaesthesia, including mechanical ventilation and monitoring.
  • Knowledge and management of a detailed guide of patient monitoring during anaesthesia.
  • Detection of complications and basis of its treatment.
  • Management of drugs during respiratory and cardiovascular support, including cardiac arrest.

 

Expected profile of attendants:

  • Experimental and Health Professionals devoted to Laboratory Animal Sciences.

 

 

WS04 Imaging diagnosis in large animal models. MRI and CT-scan

Tuesday 17 [NOV] 15. 15.00-19.00 h. Amount: 110 €

 

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to understand the basics of some imaging techniques applicable to cardiovascular research, including safety aspects and how to behave in each specific environment, as well as gaining an insight on the possibilities of CT-scan and MRI in this field, via small group discussion and hands on experience under guidance of experienced research professionals.

 

Target group: Research personnel of laboratory animal facilities and veterinarians working with animal imaging techniques.

 

 

WS05 In vitro fertilization techniques and Embryo Vitrification in murine model

Tuesday 17 [NOV] 15. 10.00-14.00 h. Amount: 100 €

 

The main objective is to train attendants in the concepts and techniques for the collection and handling of mouse gametes and embryos through theoretical and hands-on workshops and on the other hand the training course is focused on vitrification and thawing techniques for oocytes and embryos.

 

 

WS06 Techniques for Embryo Transfer in murine model

Tuesday 17 [NOV] 15. 15.00-19.00 h. Amount: 100 €

 

Train the attendants on the techniques and basic concepts for the collection, handling and transfer of mice embryos through theoretical and hands-on sessions in order to get used to the main assisted reproduction techniques. The attendants receive hands-on training to understand and manage the basics of mice anesthesia, surgery and Embryo Transfer methodology in the main types of transfer: to infundibulum and to the uterus.

 

 

WS07 Design and development of a Biobank in a laboratory animal service

Tuesday 17 [NOV] 15. 10.00-14.00 h. Amount: 100 €

 

Main objective is to acquire knowledge, in a practical approach, of design and technical requirements needed to develop a Biobank for laboratory animal tissues.

 

Workshop participants will do a Biobank project and simulate practical operating procedures for integration and transfer of samples.

 

WS08 Experimental design and Statistics- Don´t be afraid and do it right!

Friday 20 [NOV] 15. 15.30-19.00 h. Amount: 80 €

 

This workshop is aimed at animal researchers involved with experiments, particularly those who find Experimental Design and Statistics frightening, difficult or simply not fun (or all three).


Experimental Design and Statistics in biology are mostly about logic, common sense and using simple techniques (e.g. randomization, blinding) to produce un-biased experimental results. This is good news because this should be relatively straightforward. Yet this is where the biggest blunders are made in the fields of Biomedical Sciences, with negative consequences on results, animal welfare, time and money.   


This workshop will be addressing the essential principles that are behind designing a good animal experiment, identifying traps and interpreting a result (yours or someone else’s) in the scientific or popular press. And we aim to have fun in the process, thereby also demonstrating that the words “enjoyment” and “statistics” can belong in the same sentence, at least sometimes.