Workshop on Surgical Techniques in the Laboratory Mouse

This five-day intensive hands-on workshop is for those wishing to obtain practical training in surgical techniques for the laboratory mouse. A wide range of surgical procedures is taught and students are encouraged to submit requests for specific procedures. In addition to surgical procedures, topics covered include aseptic surgical technique, injection techniques and submandibular blood collection.

This workshop can be used for continuing education units for AALAS recertification.
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Sunday, November 2
5:00-6:30 Registration with Reception and Dinner Buffet - Highseas
Monday, November 3
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Highseas and late registration
8:15 - Shuttle van to GRB Training Lab
8:30-11:30 Aseptic surgical technique and Biomethods: mouse restraint, injection techniques,
and submandibular bleeding.
Bonnie Lyons., The Jackson Laboratory
11:30–12:30 Lunch – At Roscoe’s

12:30-2:00 Necropsy – Demonstration and Practice

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-4:00 Castration and Vasectomy - Demonstration and Practice

4:00-4:30 Clean-up

4:30 - Shuttle van from GBR Training Lab to Highseas
6:00-7:00 Dinner at Highseas


Tuesday, November 4

7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Highseas

8:15 - Shuttle van to GRB Training Lab

8:30-10:00 Nephrectomy and Adrenalectomy - Demonstration and Practice

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 Splenectomy - Demonstration and Practice

11:30-12:30 Lunch – At Roscoe’s

12:30-2:00 Jugular Vein Catheterization - Demonstration and Practice

2:00-2:15 Break

2:15-4:00 Jugular Vein Catheterization - Practice

4:00-4:30 Clean-up

4:30 - Shuttle van from GBR Training Lab to Highseas

6:00-8:00 Lobster Dinner at Highseas

Wednesday, November 5

7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Highseas

8:15 - Shuttle van to GRB Training Lab

8:30-10:00 Carotid Artery Catheterization - Demonstration and Practice

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 Carotid Artery Catheterization - Practice

11:30-12:30 Lunch – At Roscoe’s

12:30-2:00 FREE Time -Individual practice time, special requests or Island Tour
6:00-7:00 Dinner at Highseas

Thursday, November 6
7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Highseas

8:15 - Shuttle van to GRB Training Lab

8:30-10:00 Ovariectomy and Ovarian Transplantation – Demonstration and Practice

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:30 Thymectomy - Demonstration and Practice

11:30-12:30 Lunch – At Roscoe’s

12:30-1:00 Physiological Monitoring (lecture) – Kent Scientific

1:00-4:30 Specialized Training and Practice (divide into 4 groups)

1:00-2:30 Group 1: ICVC Demonstration and Practice
Group 2: Physiological Monitoring – Kent Scientific
Groups 3-4: Practice

2:30-4:00 Group 2: ICVC Demonstration and Practice
Group 1: Physiological Monitoring – Kent Scientific
Groups 3-4: Practice

4:00-4:30 Clean-up

4:30 - Shuttle van from GBR Training Lab to Highseas

6:00-7:00 Dinner at Highseas

Friday, November 7

7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Highseas

8:15 - Shuttle vans to GRB Training Lab

8:30-11:00 Specialized Training and Practice

8:30-10:00 Group 3: ICVC Demonstration and Practice
Group 4: Physiological Monitoring – Kent Scientific
Groups 1-2: Practice
10:00-11:30 Group 4: ICVC Demonstration and Practice
Group 3: Physiological Monitoring – Kent Scientific
Groups 1-2: Practice


11:30-12:00 Clean-up

12:00-1:00 Lunch – At Roscoe’s

1:00 - Shuttle van from Roscoe’s to Highseas

6:00-7:00 Dinner at Highseas

Saturday, November 8

7:00-8:00 Breakfast at Highseas and final departures

2 Nov - 8 Nov 2014
Bar Harbor
United States of America
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