Program

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

 

 Time

Event

Morning Workshops and Local Tours
Hands-on, interactive workshops to enhance technical or managerial skills and options or special interest tours.

07:30 – 12:20

101 - Husbandry, Handling and Restraint of the Mouse, Rat and Rabbit

Extra fee:  $50.00

07:30 – 12:20

102 - Stereotactic Surgery in the Rat

Sold Out

09:00 – 12:00

104 - Health Monitoring Sampling Best Practices for Rodents and Zebrafish

Extra fee:  $125.00

08:30 – 12:20

105 - Backstage at the Quebec Aquarium

Extra fee:  $75.00

12:00

Lunch

On your own, or boxed lunch is provided if you are taking a morning and afternoon workshop.  Visit the registration desk for suggestions.

Afternoon Workshops and Local Tours
Hands-on, interactive workshops to enhance technical or managerial skills and options or special interest tours.

12:30-16:30

200 - An Introduction to Anesthesia, Blood Sampling, and Injections in Rodents

Sold Out

13:00-16:00

201 - Walking Tour of Old Québec

Extra fee:  $50.00

12:30-17:30

202 - Stereotactic Surgery in the Rat

Extra fee: $150.00

12:30-16:30

203 - Tickling: A Playful Handling Technique for Rats

Sold Out

12:30-16:30

204 - Rat Echocardiography

Sold Out

13:00-16:00

205 - The Common Marmoset (Callithrix Jacchus)

Extra fee:  $125.00

18:00-20:30

Saturday Social

Included with full or Saturday registration, extra tickets:  $85.00

 

Join us for a warm welcome to Québec City.  This dinner reception includes hearty local delights and entertainment.  Dress in casual party wear and don’t forget your dancing shoes!  Two drink tickets are also included.

     

 


 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

 Time

Event

Morning Workshops and Local Tours
Hands-on, interactive workshops to enhance technical or managerial skills and options or special interest tours.

09:00 – 12:00

300 - Preparing for the RMLAT Examination

Extra fee:  $50.00

08:30 – 12:20

301 - Backstage at the Quebec Aquarium

Sold Out

09:00 – 12:00

303 - Basic Techniques for Surgical Suturing

Extra fee:  $125.00

08:30 – 12:20

304 - Anesthesia of the Domestic Pig

Sold Out

09:00 – 12:00

305 - The Animal Care Committee (ACC) 101: Keystone of the Institutional Program 

Extra fee:  $125.00

09:00 – 12:00

306 - Feeling Caged In? Expanding the Boundaries of Movement and Ergonomics in a Vivarium Environment

Extra fee:  $125.00

12:00

Lunch

On your own, or boxed lunch is provided if you are taking a morning and afternoon workshop. Visit the registration desk for suggestions.

Afternoon Workshops and Local Tours
Hands-on, interactive workshops to enhance technical or managerial skills.

12:30-16:30

400 - Perfusion Workshop

Sold Out

12:30-16:30

401 - Common Handling Techniques in Farmed Fish

Sold Out

13:00-16:00

402 - CPA 101 — Le comité de protection des animaux, élément clé d’un programme(French Only)

Extra fee:  $125.00

13:00-15:00

CALAM/ACMAL Annual General Meeting

14:30-16:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vendor Technical Presentations

 

14:30 - 15:00 - Humanized and Immunodeficient Oncology Models: What are they and why are they so special?

 

15:00 - 15:30 - a-tune Software Technical Session

 

15:30 - 16:00 - Monitoring animal activity in the home cage without disturbing the animals (DVC Digital Ventilated Cage – Tecniplast Canada)

 

16:00 - 16:30 - Lab Diet (title to come)

17:30-18:30

Member Service Awards Presentation

Come and celebrate the accomplishments of dedicated CALAS volunteers.

18:30-20:00

Welcome Reception

Included with full or Sunday registration, extra tickets:  $35.00

Join us for your first look at the exhibit hall, posters and the Learning Resource Centre.  Enjoy canapés and a drink.      Sponsored by: World Courier

     

 


 

Monday, May 7, 2018

CALAS and University Laval are proud to co-host this day of education and networking, combining the 5th Regional Conference on Laboratory Animals in conjunction with the Symposium.  Up to 4 parallel English or French options means you can create your own learning journey.

 Time

Event

06:30

5km Morning Run

A local expert will guide you through the streets of Old Quebec.

Breakfast Options...

07:45-08:30

CALAS/ACSAL Annual General Meeting & Breakfast
Come and learn more about YOUR association.  Non-members are welcome to join, but are not allowed to vote.

08:30 - 09:00

Healthy Continental Breakfast

Start your day off right with a healthy breakfast.

08:45 - 10:00 Parallel Session Options... 3 choices

Track 1

 

08:45 - 09:00 - Welcome

 

09:00 - 10:00 -  Working Together to Refine Animal Based Research:  Celebrating CCAC’s 50th Anniversary

 

09:00 – 09:30 Introduction

 

09:30 – 10:00 The Evolution of Assessing Animal Pain and Distress: 1968 to Present…..and Beyond

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Track 2

 

08:45 - 09:00 – Welcome

 

09 :00 - 09 :30 - Facteurs influençant l'agression chez la souris male C75Bl/6.

 

09 :30 - 09 :45 - L’aménagement des pièces d’hébergement : Avez-vous considéré l’intensité lumineuse?

 

09 :45 - 10 :00 - Cycle inversé pour l'entraînement comportemental de rats à une tâche motrice

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Track 3

 

08:45 - 09:00 – Welcome

 

09:00 -09:15-  Hypoventilation secondaire à l’administration d’oxygène lors d’un protocole de sédation combinant l’alfaxalone, la dexmedetomidine et le midazolam chez le lapin de Nouvelle-Zélande

 

09:15 - 10:00- Anesthésie du poisson-zèbre

 

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10:00-10:30

Refreshment and Networking Break with the Exhibitors

Sponsored by:  Ancare

10:00-16:00

Exhibit Hall Open

Visit with the exhibitors, view posters, engage at the Learning Resource Centre

10:30-12:00

Parallel Session Options... 4 choices

Track 1

 

Working Together to Refine Animal Based Research:  Celebrating CCAC’s 50th Anniversary  

Session Continues

 

10:30 – 11:00 Refinements to the Assessment of Animal Welfare

 

11:00 – 11:30 Refinement and Social and Behavioral Requirements of Experimental Animals

 

11:30 – 12:00 Refinement of Endpoints

 

 

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Track 2

 

10:45 - 11:00 - Evaluating the efficacy of atipamezole and flumazenil on recovery from sedation with alfaxalone – dexmedetomidine – midazolam in rabbits

 

11:05 - 11:20 -  Development of an intra-hepatic injection technique for euthanasia of rats: preliminary data

 

11:25 - 11:40 -  Hey – Can We Talk About Your Next Grant?

 

11:45 - 12:00 -  Striving for continuous improvement of animal welfare in a research cat breeding colony

 

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Track 3

 

10:30 - 11:15 -Infrastructure d’hébergement pour souris axéniques et gnotobiotiques - développement des infrastructures et d’un programme de contrôle qualité pour l’étude du microbiote

 

11:15 - 12:00 - Créer de nouveaux modèles transgéniques jusqu’à la révolution Crispr/Cas9

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Track 4

10:30 - 10:50 - Grands animaux : enrichissement de l’environnement et possibilités

 

10:55 - 11:15 - Enrichissement pour primates non humains : les différences d’espèces

 

11:15 - 12:00 -  Problèmes de santé fréquents chez le poisson-zèbre

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12:00-14:00

Networking Lunch with the Exhibitors
All welcome

12:00-14:00

CALAM/ACMAL Luncheon & Guest Speaker
Dr. Daniel Pang:  High Risk Anaesthesia, for Anaesthetists

By Invitation only

14:00-15:00

Parallel Session Options... 4 choices

Track 1 - Roundtable

 

The Digital Vivarium 

 

Sponsored by:

 

 

 

 

 

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Track 2 -  Talking Poster Presentations

 

14:00 - 14:15 -  Implementation of an Aquatics Training Program

 

14:15 - 14:30 -  Orogastric Gavage of Rhesus Monkeys: Positive Reinforcement Training and Benefits

 

14:30 - 14:45 - Please Don't Tap on the Glass!

 

14:45 - 15:00 -   External Validation of Exhaust Air Dust Testing  by Comparison With Traditional Soiled Bedding Sentinels                                                                            View abstracts

Track 3

14 :00 – 14 :15 - Le campagnol des champs: Microtus Arvalis

 

14 :15 – 15 :00 -Table ronde sur l’importance et le rôle du préposé aux soins des animaux

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Track 4

 14:00 – 15:00 -La prévention de l'hypothermie péri-opératoire chez les cynomolgus

 

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15:00-15:30

Refreshment and Networking Break

Sponsored by:   VRL Laboratories

15:30-16:45

Parallel Session Options... 2 choices

Track 1

 

15:30 – 16:00 -The Digital Vivarium, Continued 

Sponsored by:

 

 

16:00 – 16:45 - Roundtable: Integration of Exhaust Air Dust PCR Testing for Routine Surveillance of Rodent Pathogens on Two IVC Systems

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Track 2

 

15 :30 – 15:45 -  Inclure l'évaluation du bien-être animal au programme de soins vétérinaires

 

15 :45 – 16 :45 - Le saviez-vous que?

 

 

 

 

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18:00 – 20:00

Charles River Reception
All are welcome

               

 

 


 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

 Time

Event

07:30

5km Morning Run

A local expert will guide you on a new route through the streets of Old Quebec.

Breakfast Options...

07:45-09:00

Trainers Breakfast: How are we Doing?; Assessing our Effectiveness as Trainers 

If you involved with training, or have an interest in learning more about training individuals who work with research animals, this breakfast is for you!

08:30-09:00

Continental Breakfast
All are welcome

09:00-10:00

Parallel Session Options... 2 choices

Track 1 - Paper Presentations

 

09:00 - 09:15 - Identifying Pain with the Rat Grimace Scale (RGS) in Acute and Chronic Colitis Models

09:15 - 09:30 - Good Planning, Good Team, Good Luck - Successfully Renovating an Active Vivarium CAN Be Done!

09:30 – 09:45 - Microsoft SharePoint for Managing an SOP Library

09:45 - 10:00 - Surplus Animal and Tissue Share Program at the University of Saskatchewan (UofS)

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Track 2 - Roundtable

 

09:00 – 10:00 - Managing Noise in Animal Facilities

 

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10:00-10:30

Refreshment and Networking Break

10:00-14:00

Exhibit Hall Open

Last chance to visit with the exhibitor, posters, Learning Resource Centre

10:30-12:00

Parallel Session Options... 2 choices

Track 1 - Paper Presentations

 

10:30 – 10:45 - Nest Building and Hanging as Behavioural Indicators of Pain Following Craniotomy

10:45 – 11:00 - Resources for Building and Enhancing Training Programs for Animal Care and Use Personnel

11:00 – 11:30 -  Factors Influencing IACUC Decisions

11:30 – 12:00 - Incorporating Animal Welfare Assessment to the Veterinary Care Program

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Track 2 - Paper Presentations

 

10:30 – 10:45 - Rat Tickling: A Systematic Review of a Human-Animal Interaction in the Laboratory

10:45 – 11:00 –Time is on your side

 

 

11:00 - 11:30 - Hot off the Press: Are Humans Taking the Heat for How Rodents are Housed?

11:30 - 12:00 - Large Animal Models of Level 2 and 3 Infectious Diseases at VIDO-InterVac

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12:00-14:00

Networking Lunch with the Exhibitors

12:00-14:00

Regional Chapter Leaders Lunch

By Invitation only

14:00-15:00

Parallel Session Options... 2 choices

Track 1 - Roundtable

 

14:00 – 15:00 - Continuous Improvement and Animal Welfare

 

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Track 2 - Paper Presentations

 

14:00 – 14:15 - I’m not Emotional, I’m Intelligent

14:15 – 14:45 - Bringing Zebrafish into the Fold: Avoiding Mistakes and Mistrust

14:45 – 15:00 - Then and Now - In Search of an Answer to the On-going Problem of Overcrowded Cages

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15:00-15:15

Refreshment Break

15:15-16:00

Closing Keynote

Northern Puppies Project – Animal Welfare and Social Impact

16:00-16:15

Presentation Awards & President’s Closing Remarks

           

 

 

 


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