Winston Salem, NC (PRWEB) December 06, 2012
The Swiss Laboratory Animal group (SGV) (http://www.sgv.uzh.ch/en/news/index.html) held their national meeting in Zurich, Switzerland on November 19th-20th. “The Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association was founded in 1987. Its aims are the promotion of laboratory animal science and the furthering of animal protection and ethical considerations in animal experiments. These aims shall be attained by organizing education and the flow of information within the scientific community. The society will represent the views of its members vis à vis the authorities and the general public. It will cooperate with other scientific societies both in Switzerland and abroad.” (Swiss Laboratory Animal Science Association http://www.sgv.uzh.ch/en/about/presentation.html)
Dr. Szczepan Baran, President at the Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI, http://www.vetbiotech.com), was an invited speaker for this conference. The Veterinary Bioscience Institute trains and educates members of the laboratory animal science community on surgical refinements, biomethodologies, anesthesia and analgesia as well as a variety of other topics. VBI utilizes a global network of world-renowned experts to harmonize education and incorporate best practices into all training protocols. Though training, VBI improves the quality of research data, promotes animal welfare and enforces the “3 Rs” (refinement, reduction, and replacement) in animal research.
The topic on which Dr. Baran presented was “Rodent laparoscopy: refinement for rodent drug studies and model development, and monitoring of neoplastic, inflammatory and metabolic diseases”.
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