FEB 08, 2017 07:30 AM PST

KEYNOTE: Rodent Surgery... Aseptic Technique Made Easy... and Other Tips

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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.


    DATE: February 8, 2017
    TIME: 7:30am PT, 10:30am ET

    Many of us who believe in the importance of aseptic rodent surgery have lived through the frustration of trying to implement rodent aseptic surgery in our programs because it seems that application of aseptic technique is so difficult to illustrate and implement.  For years, I have in vain searched the internet and other sources for easy, well-illustrated materials to teach our investigators proper technique.  The search is over!  My frustration has led us to create easy to follow illustrations to help investigators, veterinarians, trainers and IACUCs everywhere to develop sound rodent aseptic surgical skills.   

    This presentation will rely heavily on images and videos.  The presenter will walk the audience through very simple and fun steps in the application of aseptic technique.

    Other practical rodent surgery tips will be discussed as time allows.

    Learning objectives:

    • Learn easy to apply aseptic techniques of rodent surgery.
    • Learn where to point others to sources where these techniques can be learned.

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