FEB 04, 2015 10:30 AM PST

Keynote: Practical Tips to Optimize Surgical Results in Rodents

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  • University Veterinarian, Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC), University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), USA
      Dr. Perret-Gentil currently serves as University Veterinarian and Director of the Laboratory Animal Resources Center (LARC) at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). He is the Attending Veterinarian of the START Center for Cancer Care in San Antonio. His educational background includes a BS in Animal Science, DVM, residency and MS in Comparative Medicine, and fellowship in experimental/minimally invasive surgery. Past appointments have been in the US Army, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Merck, University of Florida and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

      As of the current date, Dr. Perret-Gentil has published or contributed to 59 papers, articles and abstracts. He has presented 324 special presentations at various academic and research institutions, as well as national and international meetings. He serves as ad hoc Specialist for AAALAC International and consultant to the government, biotechnology industry and other institutions of higher education in the U.S. and abroad.


    It is the often-ignored simple tips in rodent surgery that make the difference and help minimize postoperative complications and mortality. The presenter will use his years of experience to provide a number of commonsense and simple tips, which will lead to improved surgical outcomes in rodents. The presentation will put emphasis on practical solutions with many visual illustrations to help participants retain the information and apply them to their programs. This presentation is designed for individuals with little, moderate or advanced experience in rodent surgery to help improve surgical and experimental results.

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