For the past several years, one of Georgia State University’s (GSU) investigators (who studies inflammation and translational immunology) has had an ongoing study concerning the “wilding” of the laboratory mouse gut microbiota. We will discuss the mechanisms of wilding utilized, the success of the mechanism realized (shift in gut microbiota and immune phenotype), applications of the model, as well as challenges along the way.Watch the webinar →
This presentation will focus on developing internal policies and procedures specifically for your staff. We will discuss some quick wins that can help set your animal care program on the path to true employee engagement that will have a huge positive impact on your overall animal care program.
In this session, Robert C. Dysko, DVM, DACLAM, will provide background information on possible water sources as well as present options and recommendations regarding available methods to treat and condition drinking water at an institution.
Participants will discover six simple but impactful tips to significantly improve surgical outcomes. This presentation is designed for individuals with minimal or no rodent surgical skills and is also a valuable opportunity for those with considerable experience wanting to improve outcomes as well as teach such key principles.
Frequent failure of clinical trials based on preclinical findings raises questions about the translational value of animal models. However, estimating the predictive validity of animal models is hindered by most ‘positive results’ being a consequence of methodological failures and uncontrolled biases, rather than treatment effects.
In this session, the use of performance standards by AAALAC International and institutional animal care and use programs, in general, will be discussed, as an example to follow for professionals and institutions participating in the AAALAC accreditation program or just willing to implement effective practices.
Do you have a PI, colleague, or employee who you just dread working with? Is your day ruined when you see this person looming in the door of your office and stomping into your personal space? Have you tried deep breathing exercises but still find yourself grinding your teeth after a totally non-productive encounter? Are you starting to ask yourself, “is it me?” If you’ve answered yes to any or all of these questions, then this topic should appeal to you!