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Dr. Szczepan Baran will be Presenting at the International Microsurgical Simulation Society at Columbia University in New York

Winston-Salem, NC (PRWEB) May 09, 2013

Dr. Szczepan Baran, President of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI), will be presenting at the International Microsurgical Simulation Society at Columbia University in New York on May 11th, 2013. This meeting will have presenters from 10 different countries discussing the latest technological advances in the field of microsurgery and microsurgical training.

Dr. Baran, who specializes in surgical training, will discuss competency and proficiency assessment utilizing mouse animal models and objective structured assessment of technical skills (OSATS). Other interesting topics that will be covered are “Microsurgery in Veterinary Medicine”, “Alternatives to Animal Testing in Microsurgical Education”, and “Training Microsurgical Skills in a Low Budget Laboratory. Is It Possible?”

"The International Microsurgery Simulation Society was established by a group of microsurgery educators with the main goal being to promote excellence in microsurgery education and training worldwide. The members of the society include both young and senior microsurgeons from around the world with representation of many of the known international microsurgery societies globally.”

“We are proud to be a part of this very important conference,” states Elizabeth Johnson, CEO at VBI. “This conference supports VBI’s mission in so many ways; upholding the tenants of the 3 R’s [reduction, replacement and refinement of animals in laboratory animal medicine], while sharing information across a global network of experts to promote best practices.”

The Veterinary Bioscience Institute specializes in the art and science of surgical and biomethodology training. VBI’s main focus is to promote international best practices while enforcing the reduction, replacement and refinement of animal models.

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