DATE: February 8, 2017
TIME: 12:00pm PT, 3:00pm ET
In-vivo surgical models are becoming more prevalent and more critical to the drug development process. As the vast majority of individuals performing these procedures have entered the field without any formal training in aseptic principles and surgical techniques, their instruction falls to trainers at their institutions. Inadequate training programs lead to poor surgeons and study outcomes, which lead to flawed data and may also compromise animal welfare. This presentation will offer strategies for evaluating a nascent program’s needs and resources, ways to utilize electronic media and other applications to maximize the use of training personnel, and methods to continually evaluate and improve the training program over time.