This two-day course is a completely revised edition of one of the most successful courses in the FGB offer and it benefits of more than ten years of experience. The participants will be guided by experts through a general overview of the traditional and the new approaches to screen animals, the interpretation of HM reports and action plans in case of confirmed infection. Innovative approaches and new challenges of incoming animals monitoring will also be discussed. Moreover, the course will focus on health monitoring programs for Zebrafish.

Three different workshops will present practical situations of everyday life providing the participants with the opportunity to develop their own strategies and HM 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.





Language: English
Teaching method:

Face to face with workshops



Duration: 16/11/2023 9:30 -17:00 and 17/11/2023 9:00 -15:30 CET TIME ZONE
Teaching hours:

14 hours

CPD Credits:

Course accreditated in Flanders by BCLAS, for more info please go to:



1.5 day of training / continuing education for Animal welfare officers, Study directors, Involved persons and Heads of Animal facility by Swiss Association of Cantonal Veterinarians (SACV)



The course has been awarded IAT 21 cpd points

Target audience:

Facility and unit managers and supervisors, veterinarians, persons responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of animals, quality assurance managers, animal technologists, senior technicians.

Learning outcomes:

The course participants should be able to:

  • Understand and describe the challenges of the microbiological monitoring approaches over the years
  • Understand and describe the challenges during the introduction of incoming animals
  • Describe the possible approaches for quarantine procedures
  • Evaluate certificate of incoming animals
  • Organize and setting up the acceptance criteria of incoming animals
  • Define the proper destination of incoming animals
  • Organize and setting up an health monitoring program for rodents in different scenarios
  • 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 Zebrafish in different scenarios 
  • Microbiological monitoring of rodents: past, present and future
  • Incoming animals
  • Quarantine procedures
  • Workshop on management of incoming animals
  • Workshop on microbiological monitoring of rodents
  • Husbandry and experimental applications of Zebrafish
  • Why should we worry about health monitoring of Zebrafish?
  • Health monitoring approaches for Zebrafish
  • Workshop on microbiological monitoring program for Zebrafish
Teaching materials:

Copies of all the presentations will be available for download few days after the course.

Number of participants:

Maximum 14

Selection of the participants:

CVs will be reviewed by the Course Committee to ensure that the applicants have the same professional scope in order to share common background and to maximize the training experience.

Registration fee:

620 Euro + VAT if applicable (meals and welcome dinner included)
Early bird registration within September 30, 2023: 520 Euro + VAT if applicable

Registration includes:
  • Participation in the scientific program
  • Coffee breaks
  • Meals during the meeting
  • Welcome dinner
  • Training course material
  • Training Course Certificate

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 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 Proforma Invoice). 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.



More information:

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


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