AWB (IVD) training Module

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The new EU directive on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes (2010/63/EU) has been implemented. One of the requirements of the directive is that each breeder, supplier and user of laboratory animals sets up an Animal Welfare Body (AWB, Instantie voor Dierenwelzijn, IvD in The Netherlands). The AWB helps to ensure a responsible animal experimentation policy and is responsible for the a number of tasks: The animal-welfare body shall, as a minimum, carry out the following tasks: Advice the staff dealing with animals on matters related to the welfare of animals, in relation to their acquisition, accommodation, care and use; Advise the staff on the application of the requirement of replacement, reduction and refinement, and keep it informed of technical and scientific developments concerning the application of that requirement; Establish and review internal operational processes as regards monitoring, reporting and follow-up in relation to the welfare of animals housed or used in the establishment; Follow the development and outcome of projects, taking into account the effect on the animals used, and identify and advise as regards elements that further contribute to replacement, reduction and refinement; Advise on rehoming schemes, including the appropriate socialization of the animals to be rehomed. Together with the IVD of Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht, RRSSC developed a training module for IVD members. The training focusses on Good Surgical Practice and state of the art techniques. The training is designed for the Duch IVD’s Click here to see the programme of the training.

Transonic and RRSSC co-organize a 3-4 days practical course on PV-Loops in rats and mice

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Transonic, René Remie Surgical Skills Centre (RRSSC) and emka TECHNOLOGIES have joined forces and are exited to present a European Rodent, PV Loop & Cardiac Disease Model Workshop. The Workshop is designed to enable attendees to not only optimize their microsurgical skills, but also gain experience in Admittance-based PV measurements, and be introduced to common cardiac disease models. We have designed this course for scientists and technicians who are new to rodent pressure-volume recording techniques or those who would like to refine their techniques. The course will be from October 21-23, 2019 with one optional extra day  (October 24) for the induction of cardiac models (LAD occlusion and TAC). Interested? Here is the program EU Workshop Program Oct 2019 For registration click here.