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Organizing and Operating Activities in a Laboratory Rodent Facility

April 11, 2016 - April 13, 2016

OBJECTIVES
This three-day course aims to provide participants with an understanding of the organization and management of a laboratory animal facility in all its aspects. It also aims to help students to feel more confident with their everyday activities and technical tools.
The expert faculty of this course will introduce general and essential topics such as: animal biology and welfare and will go deep into more specific subjects such as: health monitoring and breeding of genetically modified rodents. They will pay particular attention to the new technological developments and scientific needs of research and will accompany the participants through activities that are aimed to improve their ability to face and solve everyday problems.
CONTENTS
Layouts, functional areas, equipment, and workflows; Bio-containment and bio-exclusion: definitions and technical solutions; Main procedures in “clean” and “dirty” areas; Washing and decontamination; Health monitoring programmes; Colony management; Staff training and management: duty assignment and working scheduling, per diem calculation and attribution.
RECIPIENTS
Facility and unit managers and supervisors, manager assistants, persons responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of animals, designated and assistant veterinarians, senior animal technologists, quality assurance managers.

Details

Start:
April 11, 2016
End:
April 13, 2016
Website:
www.fondazioneguidobernardini.org

Organizer

Fondazione Guido Bernardini

Venue

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre Riyadh, Saudi Arabia