Turku
Scand-LAS 2015
 

WorkshopsWorkshops

 

NOTE! You can only attend 1 workshop!
See the Congress map for locations 

WS 1. (morning)  and  WS 2. (afternoon)  
Anaesthesia workshop with live rodents
Sponsor: UNO BV/OPend

Anaesthesia 1
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 10.00–13.00

Anaesthesia 2
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 14.00–17.00

Content: Surgery performed on rodents using gas anaesthesia observing animal welfare as well as staff protection. General procedures will be explained and shown with live rodents including adjustment of vaporizer and flowmeter, induction, use of face mask and ventilator for full control of the animal's breathing, use of stereotaxic system and different monitoring equipment and finally culling.
Participants:  Max 15 persons/ws
Duration: 3 hours
Registration: First come first served
Fee:  80 €
Facilitator:  Tine Jensen and Natasha Alison Fauerby,  Anna Meller, Marius de Graaf, UNO BV
Venue: Dentalia Building, street address: Lemminkäisenkatu 2

WS 3.
Chronic Blood Sampling- and Infusion Techniques in Rodents
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 14.00–17.00
Sponsor: Instech / Vetsalius

Content: The aim of the workshop is to give an overview of techniques and equipment involved in chronic blood sampling/infusion; from surgery to the actual sampling/infusion. There will be special focus on how these techniques and equipment contributre to the 3R's principle:
1) lowering blood sampling volume; automation and dry blood spot techniques
2) stress free sampling methods; freely moving models
3) refined surgery; use of round tipped catheters for less trauma
4) developments in equipment; efficient animal connection methods
External speaker: Delphine Bouard, DVM, Vetsalius
Participants: Max 20 persons
Duration: 3 hours
Registration: First come first served
Fee:  60 € 
Facilitator: Edwin Spoelstra, M.Sc, Sales Director Instech
Venue: Medisiina Building, street address: Kiinamyllynkatu 10

WS 4.
Germ free animals
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 14.00–17.00
Sponsor: Taconic

Content: The goal of the workshop is to introduce attendees to gnotobiotic work and its application and importance in current translational microbiome research. The workshop will be carried out as a series of lectures and a hands-on demonstration.
Workshop topics include:
•Preparing for germ-free work, including facility and equipment considerations
•Gnotobiotic and microbial monitoring
•The germ-free animal
•Gnotobotics, germ-free mice and translational microbiome research
•Isolator demonstrations
Presenters will be Randi Lundberg, Jeff Lohmiller, Paula Roesch, Jim Vitale, Anne Edenro all from Taconic Biosciences and Frank Razzaboni from Park Bio
Participants: Max 20 persons
Duration: 3 hours
Registration: First come first served
Fee:  50 €
Facilitator:  Anne Edenro
Venue: Medisiina Building, street address: Kiinamyllynkatu 10

WS 5.
Effectively manage your facility and legal compliance
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 14.00–17.00                                   
Sponsor: a-tune

Content:

Investigate data capture requirements for compliance with 2010/63/EU
              Managing local requirements projects and licenses
              Severity limits and retrospective severity
              Experimental use
Discuss current v’s best practice (break out)
              How are you currently capturing and reporting your data
              What are the vulnerabilities?
              How can this be improved?
Look at how we are managing data in tick@lab for effective facility management and legal compliance
Participants:  Max 30 persons
Duration: 3 hours
Registration: First come first served
Fee:  20 €
Facilitator: Maty Celine Ndiaye
Venue: Medisiina Building, street address: Kiinamyllynkatu 10

WS 6.
Best practices in the laboratory animal facilities
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 14.00–17.00
Sponsor: Scand-LAS WG CPD

Objective: To present and share best practices, tips & tricks in the daily work and care for laboratory animals
Content: An interactive workshop with focus on the techniques, methods or creative inventions that we use in our facility but often not find in the literature or share outside our facility.
We aim to cover topics like environmental  enrichment, scoring of burden or pain, blood sampling, handling, breeding etc.
We will encourage attendees to share their own tips & tricks with the group. There will be toy mice and rats for practical demonstration and the possibility to show pictures or small video clips.
This workshop is ideal for animal technicians and veterinarians with daily handling of animals.
Participants: Max 25 persons
Duration: 3 hours
Registration:  First come first served
Fee: Free
Facilitator: Lene Bregnholt Larsen, DVM/MLAS, Novo Nordisk A/S
Venue: Pharmacity Building, street address: Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4

WS 7.
Hearing and sharing new ideas and good practice in education
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 13.00–17.00
Sponsor: Scand-LAS WG CPD

Objective: To present new trends and possibilities in education and share good practice with colleagues
Content: The development of information and communication technology (ICT), the changes in our concepts of teaching and learning, and the current student generation are setting new challenges for education and training. Luckily, a lot of development in our ways to organize learning is happening around the Scand-LAS community. The workshop offers a possibility to hear about the new trends in education and share ideas, experiences and good practice with other participants.
Participants: Max 25 persons
Duration: 4 hours
Registration: First come first served
Pre-assignment: a pre-assignment will be sent to participants 3 weeks before the workshop. The participants will have an opportunity to share 1-2 good examples of their training practices with colleagues in the seminar.
Fee: Free
Facilitator: Director of the unit Matti Lappalainen, Unit for University Pedagogy, University of Turku
Venue: Pharmacity Building, street address: Itäinen Pitkäkatu 4

WS 8.
Cancelled

WS 9.
Better standardization
Tuesday, 9 June 2015, at 14.00–17.00
Sponsors: Scanbur & Tecniplast

Content: The aim of the workshop is to discuss various ways of collecting and analyzing big data from research models in order to further standardize and harmonize scientific studies
Participants:  Max 25 persons
Duration: 3 hours
Registration: First come first served
Fee:  20 €
Facilitator: Giorgio Rosati
Venue: Biocity Building, street address: Tykistökatu 6