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Current Laboratory Animal Science Seminar (CLASS) and Pathology of Laboratory Animals (POLA)

August 6 @ 7:30 am August 12 @ 12:00 pm EDT

Save the date for this yearly renowned comprehensive course on all things Lab Animal (virtual)! The Davis-Thompson Foundation presents the CLASS course, focusing on preparing for the ACLAM exam, USDA and PHS regulations, and the NRC and Ag guides. Right after CLASS is the famous Pathology of Laboratory Animals course, chock full of pathology of mice, rats, non-human primates, rabbits, ferrets, and mini-pigs. Register for one or both. Make sure you reserve 6-12 August 2022 on your calendars! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 31.

REGISTER HERE: https://davisthompsonfoundation.regfox.com/2022classpola

This seminar is preapproved by the ACVP maintenance of certification (MOC) Committee for 4 credits. CLASS has been approved for 12 RACE credits. POLA has been approved for 34 RACE credits.

PROGRAM (all times in US Eastern Daylight Time)

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CURRENT LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE SEMINAR (CLASS)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 06, 2022

  • 07:45-08:00    Welcome, Introductions, Announcements……………………………….. Dr. Michael Bencivenga
  • 08:00-09:00    Preparing for the ACLAM Boards………………………………………….. Dr. Michael Bencivenga
  • 09:00-10:00.   The Animal Welfare Act and Its Consequences……………………………………. Dr. Cara Reiter
  • 10:00-10:15    BREAK
  • 10:15-11:45    The Animal Welfare Act and Its Consequences……………………………………. Dr. Cara Reiter
  • 11:45-12:30    LUNCH BREAK
  • 12:30-02:30    PHS Policy and FAQs…………………………………………………………………….. Dr. Cara Reiter
  • 02:30-02:45    BREAK                                                                                                                           
  • 02:45-04:30    AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines 2020……………………………………….. Dr. Michael Bencivenga

SUNDAY, AUGUST 07, 2022

  • 09:00-09:50    NRC Guide for the Care & Use of Lab Animals, Ch 1.. Dr. Kelly Jensen / Dr. Nicole Luk-Akh
  • 10:00-10:50    NRC Guide for the Care & Use of Lab Animals, Ch 2.. Dr. Kelly Jensen / Dr. Nicole Luk-Akh
  • 11:00-11:50    NRC Guide for the Care & Use of Lab Animals, Ch 3.. Dr. Kelly Jensen / Dr. Nicole Luk-Akh
  • 12:00-01:30    LUNCH BREAK
  • 01:30-02:20    NRC Guide for the Care & Use of Lab Animals, Ch 4.. Dr. Kelly Jensen / Dr. Nicole Luk-Akh
  • 02:20-02:35    BREAK
  • 02:35-03:25    NRC Guide for the Care & Use of Lab Animals, Ch 5.. Dr. Kelly Jensen / Dr. Nicole Luk-Akh

PATHOLOGY OF LAB ANIMALS (POLA)

MONDAY, AUGUST 08, 2022

  • 07:00-07:45   Registration
  • 07:45-08:00  Welcome and Announcements ………………………………………………………… Dr. Robert Kim
  • 08:00-08:50  Pathology of the Mouse……………………………………. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman
  • 09:00-09:50   Pathology of the Mouse…………………………………….. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman
  • 10:00-10:50   Pathology of the Mouse…………………………………….. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman
  • 11:00-11:50   Pathology of the Mouse…………………………………….. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman
  • 12:00-01:30  LUNCH BREAK
  • 01:30-02:20  Pathology of the Mouse…………………………………….. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman
  • 02:30-03:20   Pathology of the Mouse…………………………………….. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman
  • 03:30-04:20  Pathology of the Mouse…………………………………….. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman
  • 04:30-05:20  Pathology of the Mouse…………………………………….. Dr. Ingrid Bergin / Dr. Heather Tillman

TUESDAY, AUGUST 09, 2022

  • 08:00-08:50   Pathology of the Rat……………………………………………………………….. Dr. Teresa Southard
  • 09:00-09:50   Pathology of the Rat……………………………………………………………….. Dr. Teresa Southard
  • 10:00-10:50   Pathology of the Rat……………………………………………………………….. Dr. Teresa Southard
  • 11:00-11:50   Pathology of Aging Rodents……………………………………………………… Dr. Teresa Southard
  • 12:00-01:30   LUNCH BREAK
  • 01:30-02:20   Pathology of Non-Human Primates …………………………………………………….Dr. Amanda Beck
  • 02:30-03:20   Pathology of Non-Human Primates………………………………………………… Dr. Amanda Beck
  • 03:30-04:20   Pathology of Non-Human Primates………………………………………………… Dr. Amanda Beck
  • 04:30-05:20   Pathology of Non-Human Primates………………………………………………… Dr. Amanda Beck

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2022

  • 08:00-08:50  Clinical Pathology of Lab Animals ……………………………………………………….Dr. Laura Cregar
  • 09:00-09:50   Clinical Pathology of Lab Animals ……………………………………………………….Dr. Laura Cregar
  • 10:00-10:50  Clinical Pathology of Lab Animals ……………………………………………………….Dr. Laura Cregar
  • 11:00-12:00  Clinical Pathology of Lab Animals ……………………………………………………….Dr. Laura Cregar
  • 12:00-01:30    LUNCH BREAK
  • 01:30-02:20   Pathology of the Rabbit…………………………………………………………………. Dr. Sarah Cudd
  • 02:30-03:20  Pathology of the Rabbit…………………………………………………………………. Dr. Sarah Cudd
  • 03:30-05:30   Mock Interpretation Exam and Review………………………………………….. Dr. Jason Thornton

THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2022

  • 08:00-08:50  The Normal Fish Anatomy You Don’t Know Doesn’t Make it Pathology………… Dr. Jeff Wolf
  • 09:00-09:50   Diseases of Laboratory Fish……………………………………………………………….. Dr. Jeff Wolf
  • 10:00-10:50   Diseases of Laboratory Fish……………………………………………………………….. Dr. Jeff Wolf
  • 11:00-11:50   Diseases of Amphibians……………………………………………………………………. Dr. Jeff Wolf
  • 12:00-01:30   LUNCH BREAK
  • 01:30-02:20   Pathology of the Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Gerbil…………………………… Dr. Jason Thornton
  • 02:30-03:20   Pathology of the Guinea Pig, Hamster, and Gerbil…………………………… Dr. Jason Thornton
  • 03:30-05:30   Mock Interpretation Exam and Review……………………………………………… Dr. Emily Corbin

FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022

  • 08:00-08:50    Pathology of Mini-pigs………………………………………………………………….. Dr. Emily Corbin
  • 09;00-09:50   Pathology of Mini-pigs………………………………………………………………….. Dr. Emily Corbin
  • 10:00-10:50   Pathology of the Ferret…………………………………………………………………. Dr. Angela Brice
  • 11:00-11:50   Pathology of the Ferret…………………………………………………………………. Dr. Angela Brice
  • 12:00             END OF CONFERENCE