Registration is now closed!

If you wish to be included in the waiting list, please send a message to  secretary@fondazioneguidobernardini.org and we will let you know of any cancellations and if seats become available.


This two-day on-line course is designed to provide the key aspects for the management of a modern laboratory rodent facility, with a particular focus on IVC systems. Layout & functional areas, bio-containment & bio-exclusion, washing & decontamination, health monitoring concepts will be described with particular attention to new technological developments, scientific needs of research and management concepts. Theoretical and practical examples will be used to enhance the participants’ knowledge.







Duration: 2 Day from 9:00 to 15:30 CEST Time Zone
Registration fee:

190 Euro + 22% VAT RATE when applicable

Early bird registration within July 1, 2022: 170 Euro + 22% VAT RATE when applicable

Registration includes:
  • Participation in the scientific program
  • 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 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.


CPD Credits:

Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, this event may be counted as 30 CPD points


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


20 CPD points by IAT


Facility and unit managers and supervisors, veterinarians, quality assurance managers, animal technologists, senior technicians.


The course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the functional areas of an animal facility and the main workflows (animals, personnel and equipment)
  • Describe the concepts of bio-containment, bio-exclusion, primary and secondary barriers
  • Understand and compare different housing systems (from open cage to IVC)
  • Understand and compare advantages and disadvantages of different cage change procedures
  • Understand the importance of a health monitoring program
  • Understand the concepts of the washing and decontamination processes
  • Understand the concepts of the autoclaving process
Language: English
Materials: Here the flyer