Microbiological Monitoring in Laboratory Animal Facilities: New Approaches and Challenges - Rodents and Zebrafish     THE COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE NEW DATE DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE TIME

This two-day course is one of the most successful in the FGB offer and it benefits of more than ten years of experience. The participants will be guided by experts through both the traditional and the new approaches to screen animals and biologicals, the interpretation of results and action plans in case of confirmed infection. 

 

THE COURSE HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE NEW DATE DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE TIME

From:

31/12/2020

To:

31/12/2020

Location:

Milan, Italy - Venue will be communicate to all participants

Duration: 2 days
Registration fee:

550 euro + 22% VAT

Registration includes:

- Participation in the scientific program
- Coffee breaks
- Meals during the meeting
- Welcome dinner
- Training supplementary material

In the application form the CV is mandatory, it will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee to ensure that the applicants have the same professional scope in order to share common background and to maximize the training experience. You will be informed when the application is approved.

The course will only run if we have reached the minimum number of participants within 4 weeks of the course commencement. FGB reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, FGB is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

The course confirmation will be accompanied by the Order Acknowledgement with payment details.

The invoice will be issued within 10 days after the course confirmation and cannot be changed, so please make sure you have provided us with the correct information (to be checked on the Order Acknowledgement). Only digital version of invoices will be sent to participants.

Payment of the fee is due before course commencement. Bank fee on your side

Cancellation policy: All cancellations must be made by writing (email or fax) to the secretary.

Payment of the balance of the course is due, in full, for cancellation received after invoice raising.

Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.

CPD Credits:

The course awarded: 10 CPD points by Institute of Animal Technology (IAT)

1.5 days of training / continuing education for experimenters, study directors and heads of animal facilities by Swiss Veterinarian Associations

 

33 CPD credits by Royal Society of Biology

Contents:

This two-day course is one of the most successful in the FGB offer and it benefits of more than ten years of experience. The participants will be guided by experts through both the traditional and the new approaches to screen animals and biologicals, the interpretation of results and action plans in case of confirmed infection.

Innovative approaches and new challenges of rodent colonies monitoring will also be discussed together with health monitoring programs for Zebrafish.
A workshop will present a hypothetical scenario, with needs and limitations, providing the participants with the opportunity to develop their own program with the support of the trainers. The lively discussions and the informal training environment aim to enhance the participants’ knowledge and to improve their skills on everyday activities.

 

The course participants should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of a microbiological monitoring program for rodents recognizing traditional and emerging agents
  • Describe the main concepts of FELASA guidelines on health monitoring
  • Compare the traditional methods and new approaches for screening the animals
    • Identify the main advantages and disadvantages of different systems
  • Compare the traditional methods and new approaches for screening the biologicals
    • Identify the main advantages and disadvantages of the different systems
  • Describe the innovative approaches for health monitoring: environmental PCR and EAD sampling
  • Understand the role of pathology in health monitoring programs
  • Describe the possible approaches for quarantine procedures
  • Understand the role of some bacterial species in quality assurance of rodents
  • Understand the impact of the microbiota
  • Describe Zebrafish husbandry and experimental application
  • Understand the importance of an health monitoring program for Zebrafish identifying the possible approaches
  • Organize and setting up an health monitoring program for rodents in different scenarios
Language: English
Materials: Click here to download the syllabus
Hotel:

We can help you to organize accommodation close to the venue, please feel free to contact us.

The venue is about 1 hour (64 km) from Milan-Malpensa airport, the expected taxi fare is about 100 Euros and about 20 minutes (13 km) from Milan-Linate airport, the expected taxi fare is about 25 Euros.