Speakers

  • 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.
    • 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.
      • Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
        Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University
        Biography
          Dr. Jamie Ahloy Dallaire received his B.Sc. in Biology from McGill University (2004-2007), in Montréal, Québec, then went on to study fundamental and applied ethology with Dr. Georgia Mason at the University of Guelph, in Ontario. There, his M.Sc. work (2008-2011) pertained to abnormal repetitive behaviors, environmental enrichment, and animal welfare in American mink and in Asiatic black bears. In his doctoral research (2011-2015), Dr. Ahloy Dallaire studied the developmental effects and evolutionary functions of play in mink and in lambs. Since 2015, he has been working on automated behavioral assessment of pain in laboratory mice, with Dr. Joseph Garner in the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. Since 2017, he has additionally been working on barbering and ulcerative dermatitis in laboratory mice as models of trichotillomania and skin-picking disorder, and planning a first-in-human clinical trial of a therapeutic candidate in collaboration with UCLA clinician researchers. He also frequently collaborates with animal researchers and clinical scientists on aspects of experimental design and statistical analysis, to help them conduct powerful and informative experiments. In terms of fundamental ethology, Dr. Ahloy Dallaire's research interests include animal play as well as using behavior to assess emotions, motivation, and welfare in animals. In terms of applied ethology, Dr. Ahloy Dallaire's current work aims to decrease the negative impacts of biomedical research on laboratory animal welfare, and to deliver better outcomes for human patients through improved research. He believes that good welfare makes for good science, and that these two goals can be achieved in conjunction through a focus on the 3Rs (hhttp://nc3rs.org.uk/the-3rs).
        • Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura, DipECLAM, DipECVAA
          Professor, Anesthesiologist, University Complutense, Spain
          Biography
            Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura teaches and practices anaesthesiology since 2005 at the Veterinary School of Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), where he graduated in 1986. He holds the ECVAA and ECLAM diplomate status. Previously he worked as head of the Animal Facility at the Experimental Surgery Department of of the (human) Hospital La Paz, also in Madrid (1988-2005).
          • Eva Maria Amen, DVM
            Clinical Veterinarian, Comparative Medicine, Basel, Roche Pharma Research and Early Development, Roche Innovation Center Basel
            Biography
              Eva Maria Amen, Dr. med vet, has been working as Clinical veterinarian at F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Department of Comparative Medicine, in Basel, Switzerland since September 2011. She received her veterinary degree at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany, followed by an Internship at the Small Animal Clinic and a doctoral thesis at the Department of Pathology of the same university. Since 2009 she has been working in the field of laboratory animal medicine, first at the Bayer Pharmaceutical research Center in Wuppertal, Germany, and thereafter at her current employer in Switzerland, and she is enrolled as ECLAM resident since July 2013. In her role as Clinical Veterinarian she has been supporting and advising other research functions on research with animals and providing surgical support in rat and large animal models. Born in Germany and raised in Ecuador, Eva Maria truly enjoys working in an international environment and meeting and communicating with people from all over the world.
            • Natalie Bratcher
              3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, Abbvie
              Biography
                Natalie serves as 3Rs Scientific Liaison and Animal Welfare Specialist within AbbVie's Office of Animal Welfare. She earned a Master's degree in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences from Illinois State University with an emphasis on applied behavior analysis. She spent her first 7 years at the company as a neuroscience pharmacologist in the area of CNS diseases research where she was responsible for a number of preclinical in vivo models. While working with these sensitive animals and models, Natalie developed a passion for improving research animal welfare and promoting refinement, replacement and reduction of animal use in research. She recognized that there were many opportunities for improving both animal welfare and scientific practices by way of the 3Rs. It was also clear that while an ethical obligation to adopt alternatives when possible exists, researchers have little time to pursue the studies necessary to assess the impact of change that comes with 3Rs implementation. This full-time role dedicated to the 3Rs was created strengthening the company's commitment and promoting smarter science through the 3Rs. Working under the Director of Animal Welfare, with many scientific mentors in R&D, Natalie serves as an ambassador and scientific liaison to facilitate and communicate all AbbVie's global 3Rs efforts. Natalie also serves as Global Animal Welfare Specialist to support compliance with AbbVie's Global Animal Welfare Policy, USDA regulations, and AAALAC International expectations by coordinating a global 3rd party supplier oversight program for all contracted animal use. Natalie enjoys and sees value in building relationships with, and collaborating with other, like-minded professionals in this precompetitive space. She just served on the PRIM&R planning committee for the second year in a row and is honored to be serving as the Vice President of the newly formed North American 3Rs Collaborative and serves as Vice-Chair Elect and sits on the steering committee for the Innovation and Quality Consortium's 3Rs Leadership Group. Her current research interests and collaborations include the parameters involved in successful social housing of male mice, benefits and 3Rs impact of utilizing digital vivarium technology, and further investigating the use of CO2 for refining humane euthanasia in rodents.
              • Kay Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)
                Founder and Owner; Independent Consultant, Westbrook Biomarker and Pharma Consulting, LLC
                Biography
                  Kay Criswell received her Ph.D. in toxicology from the University of Michigan. She served as the director of laboratory services at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan for 12 years covering transfusion services, chemistry, hematology, coagulation, immunology, microbiology and flow cytometric services. She joined Warner-Lambert Parke-Davis in 1994 and has assumed positions of increasing responsibility after the merger with Pfizer Global Research & Development. She assumed a role of Executive Director and Drug Safety Research Site Lead for the Groton, CT campus in 2009, including leadership of Investigative Toxicology, Investigative, Pathology, and Safety Biomarkers. Kay served as a member of the Pfizer Kidney Safety Council providing portfolio safety derisking for nephrotoxicity issues and has expertise in hematological and coagulation safety derisking and biomarker support for development of new pharmaceutical products. She has also served as liaison between Drug Safety and Clinical and Discovery teams providing guidance for development of safety biomarkers for early research programs and translation of biomarkers from preclinical safety testing to first in human trials. Kay has had adjunct toxicology teaching positions at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. She currently serves as Managing Director of Westbrook Consulting and provides consultation services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and diagnostic companies.
                • Marian Esvelt, DVM
                  Veterinary Resident, University of Michigan
                • Megan Haney, DVM
                  Laboratory Animal Resident/Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri
                • John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
                  Principal, Lab Animal Consultants
                  Biography
                    John has been part of the Laboratory Animal Community since the early 1970's. Past experiences at academic Institutions, transgenic cores, imaging and phenotyping cores, large pharma, CROs and even being a vendor have provided an extensive amount of exposure to different operating, management and administrative systems for this community. Different roles at these facilities as Associate Professor, Clinician, Manager, Associate Director, Director, Senior Director, Administrator and Owner have given him much greater appreciation of the vast impacts and responsibilities of our community. The hands-on experience and involvement with animal model development, animal health maintenance, surgical model development and maintenance of geriatric animals in both GLP and non GLP (primarily academic) environments has led him to an acute awareness of how dynamic these areas are and how they are consistently evolving. The current challenge of study reproducibility while maintaining high translation science is an area of great interest. Being a Lab Animal Veterinarian (first and foremost) his major focus has been and continues to be looking at how animal research is conducted and to strive to continuously improve and understand the outcomes to the animals, the staff and the research. He has looked extensively at microenvironments and their impacts on the animals as this is a true passion of his.
                  • Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW
                    Director, Laboratory Animal Resource Center, Indiana University
                    Biography
                      Dr. Hickman graduated with her DVM from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the American College of Animal Welfare. She currently is the Director for the Laboratory Animal Resource Center at the School of Medicine of Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. She previously served as the Chief of Veterinary Services for the VA Medical Center in Portland, OR. She maintains an active research laboratory that uses a combination of physiology and behavior to assess animal well-being with a goal to improve the care of animals used in research. Current work has included development of novel assessment tools, exploration of how cage environment can be manipulated to improve well-being, and strategies to improve the process of euthanasia.
                    • Jennifer Jones, BS, RLAT
                      Animal Enrichment Coordinator, Lead Animal Technician, University of Michigan Medical School
                      Biography
                        Jennifer is currently a Lead Animal Technician in the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine at the University of Michigan where she serves as the Animal Enrichment Coordinator. As Animal Enrichment Coordinator Jennifer works to evaluate and improve the campus wide animal enrichment program. Jennifer graduated with a B.S. in Zoology from Michigan State University in 2005. She is enrolled in the Certified Laboratory Animal Behavior Professional program at the Animal Behavior Institute.
                      • 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.
                        • Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
                          GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Sciences Veterinarian, GlaxoSmithKline
                          Biography
                            Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM is a Comparative and Translational Sciences Veterinarian at GSK. He received his Veterinary degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his Master's degree in chemistry from Lehigh University. He is Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry working across a range of species and disease areas and a special interest in animal model development.
                          • Paul Makidon, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
                            Senior Principle Research Scientist, AbbVie
                            Biography
                              Paul is a Senior Principle Research Scientist based at AbbVie, Inc. His research focuses on molecular imaging and utilizes translational imaging modalities for pre-clinical development such as PET/SPECT/CT/MRI, ultra-high frequency ultrasound, confocal laser endomicroscopy, photoacoustic technologies, and OCT. Paul has earned degrees in electrical engineering (B.S), doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM), and in biomedical engineering (PhD). He is a certificate holder of Nanobiology from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School and a Diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. He previously served as the Director of Vaccine Development at the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI), and the Associate Director of the In Vivo Translational Core for the University of Michigan Medical School.
                            • Tim McGuire
                              Life Sciences Director, Agenda Life Sciences
                              Biography
                                An experienced Business Development Director, Tim has been involved in Business Development and Marketing projects across Europe and the Far East as Global Accounts Manager for a leading company in the Laboratory Animal Science sector, a sector he worked in for over 20 years. Tim comes from a scientific background, starting in Toxicology, and has worked in the supply chain for Academic, Contract and Pharmaceutical Research. As a result, Tim is passionate about delivering value and believes that partnerships with clients linked to clear objectives enable sustainable growth for both parties. Customer service, responsiveness and a can-do attitude have enabled Tim to drive the continued growth at Agenda Life Science. Tim joined Agenda in 2011 to provide a strategic business development focus. His role as Business Development Director means that he manages the commercial operations across all of the different divisions of ARM. He directly manages a team of people who have regional and sector specific responsibilities, including a strategic partnership in mainland Europe. A member of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry and with a recent Diploma from the Institute of Directors supporting his previous scientific qualifications and degree, he focuses on the strategic development of Agenda's services. Tim has operational responsibility for the Facility Management division that requires the directing of activities at 5 facilities within the UK, and a remit to develop the service further in Europe. He is heavily involved in contract management, liaison and price negotiations with suppliers and formal review of performance against Service Level Agreements.
                              • Elizabeth Moore, DVM
                                Ph.D. Candidate, Weiss Laboratory, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
                                Biography
                                  Elizabeth graduated with a B.S. in Biotechnology from the University of Kentucky in 2008. She then completed a DVM at Cornell University in 2012 and is currently a veterinary resident in laboratory animal medicine with the Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education. She is concurrently pursuing a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences.
                                • Laura Schaevitz, PhD
                                  Chief Scientific Officer, Vium
                                  Biography
                                    Laura Schaevitz has more than 15 years of experience with In vivo animal studies. As VP of Chief Scientific Officer at Vium, she oversees the development of animal models and draws upon her experiences as a molecular and behavioral neuroscientist to direct the application of Vium's digital metrics to the animal models. In past experiences, Laura utilized a broad spectrum of mouse models including transgenic and nutrition-induced models of neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, Rett syndrome, and blindsight. Laura received her PhD in Neuroscience at Stanford University in 2006.
                                  • Sarah Thurston, BS, LAT
                                    Social Housing Coordinator, University of Michigan
                                    Biography
                                      Sarah Thurston received her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Saginaw Valley State University in 2008 and is a certified Laboratory Animal Behavior Professional (expected 2018) and a certified Laboratory Animal Technician through the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. In her current role as the Social Housing Coordinator at the University of Michigan, she oversees the implementation of new methods of social housing as well as refinements in processes for existing social housing situations. Since 2013 her main research emphasis has been the social housing of laboratory rabbits by focusing on an underlying knowledge of the natural behaviors of New Zealand White rabbits and their ancestors, the European Rabbit. Sarah also works as a research laboratory technician lead within the Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine (ULAM) Faculty Laboratory and the Refinement and Enrichment Advancements Laboratory (REAL). In this role, she is able to work on a variety of projects dedicated to the refinement and improvement of the laboratory animal's lived experience.
                                    FEB 7 - 8 2018

                                    Laboratory Animal Sciences 2018

                                    The 7th annual Laboratory Animal Sciences (LAS) virtual conference is now available ondemand! 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.

                                    Produced on a new, more robust platform, you can watch, learn and connect during this conference on mobile devices easier than ever before. Equipped with gamification and point system, you can now move around the entire event earning points for a chance to win one of LabRoots most popular shirts.

                                    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
                                    • Balancing Risk and Opportunities of Outsourcing Animal Research
                                    • Refinement

                                    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
                                    • Chat live with your peers
                                    • Receive Continuing Education Credits
                                    • Browse a virtual exhibit floor for solution providers
                                    • Peruse the poster hall

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                                    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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                                    Posters

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                                    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.

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                                    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.

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                                    Agenda
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 06:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Sarah Thurston, BS, LAT
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 06:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Tim McGuire
                                      Sponsored By: Agenda Life Sciences
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 07:30 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Brianna Gaskill, PhD
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Yong Cheng, PhD
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Kay Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)
                                      Sponsored By: Sysmex America, Inc.
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 10:30 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Marian Esvelt, DVM
                                      Sponsored By: LAWTE
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                                    • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Eva Maria Amen, DVM
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                                    • FEB 07, 2018 01:30 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Megan Haney, DVM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 06:00 AM PST
                                      Comparison of the Impact of Phlebotomy Method on Physiologic and Behavioral Metrics of Pain and Distress in Mice
                                      Speaker: Elizabeth Moore, DVM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 07:30 AM PST
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                      Natalie Bratcher
                                      3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, Abb...
                                      Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
                                      GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Scien...
                                      Laura Schaevitz, PhD
                                      Chief Scientific Officer, Vium
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 10:30 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura, DipECLAM, DipECVAA
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                                    • FEB 08, 2018 12:00 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 01:30 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Paul Makidon, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
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                                    • FEB 08, 2018 01:30 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Jennifer Jones, BS, RLAT
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • Refinement
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 06:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Sarah Thurston, BS, LAT
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 07:30 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Brianna Gaskill, PhD
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Yong Cheng, PhD
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 10:30 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Jennifer Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Eva Maria Amen, DVM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 01:30 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Megan Haney, DVM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 06:00 AM PST
                                      Comparison of the Impact of Phlebotomy Method on Physiologic and Behavioral Metrics of Pain and Distress in Mice
                                      Speaker: Elizabeth Moore, DVM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Debra Hickman, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACAW
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 10:30 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Ignacio Alvarez Gomez de Segura, DipECLAM, DipECVAA
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 01:30 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Jennifer Jones, BS, RLAT
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • Modernization of Animal Studies
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 06:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Tim McGuire
                                      Sponsored By: Agenda Life Sciences
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: Kay Criswell, PhD, DABT, SBB, MT (ASCP)
                                      Sponsored By: Sysmex America, Inc.
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 07:30 AM PST
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                      Natalie Bratcher
                                      3Rs Scientific Liaison & Animal Welfare Specialist, Abb...
                                      Sean Maguire, VMD, MS, DACLAM
                                      GSK Associate Fellow, Comparative & Translational Scien...
                                      Laura Schaevitz, PhD
                                      Chief Scientific Officer, Vium
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 09:00 AM PST
                                      Speaker: John J. Hasenau DVM, DACLAM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • FEB 08, 2018 12:00 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Jamie Ahloy Dallaire, MSc, PhD
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                                    • FEB 08, 2018 01:30 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Paul Makidon, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
                                      SEE ABSTRACT | Continuing Education: RACE
                                    • Balancing Risk and Opportunities of Outsourcing Animal Research
                                    • FEB 07, 2018 12:00 PM PST
                                      Speaker: Marian Esvelt, DVM
                                      Sponsored By: LAWTE
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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

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