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Laboratory Animal Sciences 2018
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LabRoots, Inc. is pleased to announce that they will once again host the Laboratory Animal Science (LAS) virtual conference! The 7th annual, two-day international event will take place on February 7th and 8th, 2018. The LAS Planning Committee, led by Dr. Szczepan Baran, Global Head of Animal Welfare and Compliance Training at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and composed of more than 20 world-renowned experts, will plan and build out this premier, online-only conference that will focus on laboratory animal science.
  
Much like the years preceding, LAS 2018 virtual conference will bring together scientists, students, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff, IACUC administrators and committee members, as well as training and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances and challenges within laboratory animal science. This year’s theme is Laboratory Animal Research in 21st Century, with the following tracks:
 

  • Modernization of Animal Studies
  • Imaging and Animal Studies
  • Balancing Risk and Opportunities of Outsourcing Animal Research
  • Refinement

 

LAS virtual conference will bring together scientists, students, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, technical support staff, IACUC administrators and committee members, as well as training and compliance personnel from around the world to learn about recent advances and challenges within laboratory animal science. Do not miss the opportunity to participate along such a diverse group of experts during this groundbreaking conference, which is absolutely free to all participants. No crowded airports, delayed flights or expensive hotel rooms, but still the look and feel of a first-rate conference with world-renowned experts.

Conference participants will be able to:

  • Search and attend session(s) of their choice
  • Ask questions of the speakers via live video
  • Chat live with your peers
  • Receive Continuing Education Credits
  • Browse a virtual exhibit floor for solution providers
  • Peruse the poster hall

 
Learn more about last year’s virtual event, the extensive list of speakers, exhibitors and poster authors here.

Call for Posters — Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Plan now to have your poster included in the Lab Animal Science Virtual Event. You can submit your abstract here, and submission is free.

RACE Continuing Educational Credits
The 2017 conference will be approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards for Continuing Education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians to receive RACE CE credits, and will also meet AALAS and CALAS continuing education criteria.

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POSTER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Virtual poster sessions offer the opportunity to present data to a global audience via a PDF poster and video summary, and discuss results with interested colleagues through email. Posters should be submitted as a PowerPoint file. Presentations should incorporate illustrative materials such as tables, graphs, photographs, and large-print text. This content is not peer reviewed. Submission is free.

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Enter the following information to this Submission Form:

  • Poster Title
  • Your Name
  • Your Institution
  • Your Email
  • Abstract describing the poster

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed and decisions regarding acceptance will be made as abstracts are received. You will be notified within one week of receipt about acceptance. Further details and registration materials will be provided at that time. You do not have to be present in order to have a poster displayed. Only those abstracts approved by LabRoots may display posters at this event.

If accepted, you will also have the opportunity to record a 3-5 minute summary video for each poster. LabRoots will work with each individual to create these videos. Video links and email contact information will be included on each poster displayed.

Questions? Email Posters@LabRoots.com

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Agenda
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  • FEB 07, 2018 09:00 AM PST
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    Animal Models for Tuberculosis Research
    Speaker: Yong Cheng, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 07, 2018 01:30 PM PST
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    Assessment of the Aerodigestive System in Rodents
    Speaker: Megan Haney, DVM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • Refinement
  • FEB 07, 2018 09:00 AM PST
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    Animal Models for Tuberculosis Research
    Speaker: Yong Cheng, PhD
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
  • FEB 07, 2018 01:30 PM PST
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    Assessment of the Aerodigestive System in Rodents
    Speaker: Megan Haney, DVM
    SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
Speakers

  • Yong Cheng, PhD
    Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame
    Biography
      Yong Cheng, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor in microbiology and immunology at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. Dr. Yong Cheng received a B.S. degree in Biotechnology and a Ph.D. degree in microbiology from Huazhong Agricultural University, China. He completed a postdoctoral training in microbiology and immunology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, followed by a fellowship in the same field at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana. His research interests include understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of the host-pathogen interactions during an M. tuberculosis infection, and the development of novel anti-TB vaccines and drugs.
    • Kay Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)
      Founder and Owner; Independent Consultant, Westbrook Biomarker and Pharma Consulting, LLC
    • Brianna Gaskill, PhD
      Assistant Professor of Animal Welfare, Comparative Pathobiology, Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine
      Biography
        Dr. Gaskill is an Assistant professor of Animal Welfare in the college of Veterinary Medicine and part of the Center for Animal Welfare Science at Purdue University. She received her BS from Kansas State University and her PhD in animal behavior and well-being from Purdue University. She worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at Charles River, studying the behavior and well-being of laboratory rodents. Dr. Gaskill's research program focuses on welfare assessment of laboratory animals. She utilizes natural behavior, physiology, and affective state to assess an animal's overall well-being. She is especially interested how better welfare can translate into better and more robust science. My research interests include: applied ethology, enrichment design and application, improving husbandry techniques, and how environment can affect scientific results when not tailored to the animal's needs and motivations. Additionally she has been involved in developing new and improved types of cognitive testing for mice that are used in psychiatric and neuroscience research. Dr. Gaskill has published in the behavior and well-being, laboratory animal, and experimental psychology literatures. Dr. Gaskill is dedicated to educating the public, investigators, and husbandry staff about the science behind how we house and care for animals in captivity and how this affects laboratory animal welfare.
      • Megan Haney, DVM
        Laboratory Animal Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri
      • Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
        Associate Attending Veterinarion for Performance Standards and Enrichment, University of Michigan Medical School
        Biography
          Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine, where she provides clinical veterinary support, protocol review, mentorship, and lecture support to residents. Dr. Lofgren also serves as the Associate Attending Veterinarian of Practice Standards and Enrichment and as the Faculty Advisor for the Enrichment and Social Housing Committee, where she helps animal use protocols meet or exceed laboratory animal science standards and regulations to achieve scientifically sound animal welfare excellence. In partnership with fellow U-M faculty veterinarian Dr. Jean Nemzek, Dr. Lofgren founded the Refinement & Enrichment Advancements Laboratory (REAL) at the U-M in 2015. As one of the country's only laboratories dedicated to optimizing biomedical research efforts through improved animal well-being, REAL seeks to understand the relationship between the animal's lived experience and scientific results. As part of this work, Dr. Lofgren has received three grants, including both the American College Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM Foundation) and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (GLAS), to support nociceptive and behavioral research to identify pain behaviors and effective alleviation of pain in rodent species. Prior to joining the University of Michigan, Dr. Lofgren completed a visiting research fellowship at Newcastle University, where she learned how to conduct scientifically rigorous studies that isolate and evaluate pain behavior in rodents. She became a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2011 after completing post-doctoral training in Comparative Medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT, Dr. Lofgren engaged in infectious disease and cancer research, as well as refining husbandry and veterinary care to improve animal welfare. Dr. Lofgren completed a dual degree Masters in Comparative Biomedical Sciences and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University.
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        Continuing Education (CME/CE/CEU) Credits

        The speakers below have been approved for CME, CE, or CEU credits. To redeem your credits, locate the presentation you watched and click on the CME/CE/CEU buttons for further direction. For more general information regarding continuing education, the processes to receive credits, and the accreditation bodies, Click here


        Committee

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        • Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS

          Dr. Szczepan Baran is the Global Head, Animal Welfare and Compliance Training at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. Dr. Baran received a Bachelor of Science in Pre-Veterinary Medicine from the University of Delaware, a Veterinary Medical Doctoral degree from the ...

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        • Andrea Gay, BS

          Andrea Gay is Regional Sales Manager for the Southern Territory of the U.S. as well as the International Sales Representative for The Andersons Bedding Products. Andrea graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and ...

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        • Ann Murray, LVT, LATG

          Ann graduated from Newbury College in Boston MA with a Veterinary Technology degree in 1984. She worked in clinical veterinary practice for three years and then joined Georgetown University Research Resources Facility in Washington DC from 1987-2000, with increasing ...

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        • Anna Olsson, PhD

          Already as an undergraduate student in Animal Sciences, I realized that there was more to animal science than making cows give more milk. When graduating in 1994, I had settled for ethology and animal welfare as my professional habitat, which I haven't left since. Having ...

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        • Brian Ermeling, DVM, MS, DACLAM

          Brian L. Ermeling, DVM, MS, DACLAM is the Director, Animal Resources Center at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. He also serves as a voting member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), and the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC). In ...

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        • Christian Lawrence, MS

          Christian Lawrence is currently the Manager of the Aquatic Resources Program (ARP) at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH). ARP administers the zebrafish program at BCH, which is one of the largest and most active of its kind in the world. Mr. Lawrence also serves as a faculty ...

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        • Cynthia Alvarado,DVM, MS, DACLAM

          Dr. Cynthia G. Alvarado is a clinical veterinarian at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, ME. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary. She completed residency training in the Comparative Medicine Program and earned a MS in ...

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        • D. Lee, DVM

          I am a licensed laboratory animal veterinarian with over 25 years of experience supporting biomedical research that improves human and animal health. I provide innovative solutions to the challenges in managing the resources and services essential for the conduct of critical ...

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        • Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM

          Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, is the Director of the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at Indiana University Medical School in Indianapolis, IN. She obtained her veterinary degree and completed residency training in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Illinois at ...

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        • Javier Guillen, DVM

          He obtained his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990, and was for 17 years Director of the Laboratory Animal Services at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In parallel, between 2003 and 2008 he was also a member of the Association ...

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        • Jeffrey Everitt, DVM

          Jeff Everitt received his DVM from Cornell University and then completed a residency in comparative pathology at the University of Pennsylvania and a postdoctoral research appointment at the University of Illinois. Dr. Everitt served for 17 years on the senior scientific staff of ...

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        • Jennifer Wilk, DVM, DACLAM

        • Joanna Cruden, PhD

          Joanna Cruden currently works at GSK in the role of Animal Welfare Office and Named Information Officer. She has worked with laboratory animals for over 25 years, her work experience ranges from mouse breeding, academia and pharmaceutical. The main species has been mice and she ...

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        • Kathleen Storves, DVM, DACLAM

          Dr. Storves attended veterinary school at the University of Georgia and completed her laboratory animal medicine residency in the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine and the University of Michigan. She completed a comparative medicine fellowship in the Jobst Vascular Laboratories ...

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        • Klas Abelson, PhD

          Dr. Klas Abelson obtained a degree of Master of Medical Sciences in 2001 and a PhD in Comparative Medicine and Lab Animal Science in 2005, from Uppsala University, Sweden. The area of his research was originally focused on the development of experimental models for studying pain ...

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        • Kuldip Mirakhur, DVM, MVSc, PhD

        • Lara Helwig, DVM, DACLAM

          Dr. Lara Helwig is currently serving as the Director of Animal Care at Brown University. In this capacity she serves as the Attending Veterinarian for Brown University and provides oversight for the AAALAC accredited animal care and use programs at the affiliated teaching ...

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        • Letty Medina, DVM, DACLAM

          Letty Medina earned her BS in Biology at the University of Notre Dame and her DVM degree from Texas A&M University. She completed her Laboratory Animal Medicine post-doctoral training at the University of Illinois, Chicago. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory ...

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        • Marcel Perret-Gentil, DVM, MS

          Dr. Perret-Gentil serves as University Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) as well as Attending Veterinarian for the South Texas Accelerated Research Therapeutics. His experience involves a ...

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        • Mathew Flegal, BS, SRS

          Matt entered the research field over 24 years ago as a lab animal technician at the TSI/Mason contract research facility. Since then, he has worked at contract facilities such as TSI and OREAD Biosafety as well as in industry at Pharmacia, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, and Biogen ...

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        • Nancy Halpern, DVM, Esq.

          Dr. Nancy Halpern represents animal owners, animal-related businesses, veterinarians, animal research facilities, and nonprofit associations in support of their interests in the humane use of animals, and to promote animal and public health at Fox Rothschild LLP, a national law ...

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        • Nicole Duffee, DVM, PhD

          Dr. Nicole Duffee is the Director of Education & Scientific Affairs for the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. She leads the AALAS Learning Library development team for the online learning platform and courses in laboratory animal science. She oversees and ...

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        • Nikolaos G Kostomitsopoulos, DVM, PhD

          Dr Kostomitsopoulos graduated from the Veterinary Faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1985 and obtained his PhD on Laboratory Animal Science from the Medical School of the University of Athens (1992-1997). During 1996 he attended a four months training ...

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        • Patricia V Turner, BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc

          Patricia V. Turner, BSc, MS, DVM, DVSc, is a Professor in the Department of Pathobiology and Program Leader of Laboratory Animal Science at the University of Guelph. She also manages the university laboratory animal diagnostic pathology core and provides consultative laboratory ...

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        • Robert Gunnels, DVM, MS, ACVPM, ACLAM

          He obtained his veterinary medicine degree at the University of Zaragoza (Spain) in 1990, and was for 17 years Director of the Laboratory Animal Services at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. In parallel, between 2003 and 2008 he was also a member of the Association ...

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        • Sandor Fekete, PhD, DSc

          Prof. Sandor Gyorgy Fekete was born 1951 in Kiskunfelegyhaza, Hungary, where he attended to basic schools. He studied vet. med. (1969-74) at the Univ. Vet. Sci. Budapest and obtained his DVM degree in 1974 with the distinction "Sub auspiciis rei publici popularis". In 1983 he ...

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        • Scott Mischler, DVM, PhD, Ms

        • Sheera Gaskin, MLAS, GVT, CPIA

          Sheera Gaskin serves as the IACUC and Compliance Director at Temple University. She is responsible for overseeing the IACUC and IBC offices. She ensures all regulatory requirements for the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee are in compliance with the Animal Welfare Act ...

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        • Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, DACAW

          Dr. Stacy Pritt is the Director of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) Office at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX. In this capacity, she oversees regulatory compliance for one of the largest animal research programs in ...

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        • Sylvie Cloutier, PhD

          Sylvie Cloutier is a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for the Study of Animal Well-being, Department of VCAPP, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman WA. She received her PhD in psychology from the Université du Québec à Montréal ...

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