31 Oct - 2 Nov 2022;
Optional extra day: 3 Nov
Surgical Skills Centre
Almere, The Netherlands
Transonic, René Remie Surgical Skills Centre (RRSSC) and emka TECHNOLOGIES are excited to present the European Rodent, PV Loop & Cardiac Disease Model Workshop. The Workshop is designed to enable attendees to optimize their microsurgical skills, gain experience in Admittance-based PV measurements, and be introduced to common cardiac disease models.
To teach registrants to be able to perform rodent surgeries according to good laboratory practice standards and to be able to collect reliable blood pressure, left ventricular pressure (BP and LVP) and blood volume measurements. As part of RRSSC’s “no cure, no pay” philosophy, if a registrant is not able to successfully insert the PV-loop catheter into the animal, they will not have to pay the course fee in the next workshop.
An optional extra day is being offered to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn how to introduce a myocardial infarction through ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), or to induce left ventricle hypertrophy by transverse aortic constriction (TAC).
This course is designed for scientists and technicians who are new to rodent pressure-volume recording techniques or those who would like to refine their techniques. The course language will be English. The host speaks several languages including: Dutch, English, German and basic French. Therefore, any one-to-one instruction can take place in one’s chosen/native language.