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SNEAALAS General Membership Meeting at Yale

  • 21 Mar 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine at Yale University, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT





When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Time: 1:30-5pm

** Lunch will be provided **

Where: Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine Building at Yale University, 333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT

Registration Deadline Extended: 3/15/2017

Price: Members: FREE, Non-members: $20

Two Dynamic Speakers with 2 CEUs:


Terri Swanson


 The Use of Ultrasound in Drug Discovery - Applying the 3 R's & Advancing Research Animal Welfare

High frequency ultrasound (HFUS) imaging is a valuable tool in biomedical research.  HFUS provides anatomical, functional (flow), physiological and molecular data, allows for in vivo non-invasive studies, and the acquisition of longitudinal data at near microscopic resolution (30µ).  HFUS is a direct translational imaging technique, imaging conducted in the pre-clinical space can also occur in the human clinic.   We will discuss the use of high frequency ultrasound and its applications for rodent drug discovery and safety studies as well as the use of clinical imaging systems for large animal drug safety investigations.  Ultrasound plays a vital role in the drug development process, giving us longitudinal data acquisition which can reduce the number of animals required per study.  Ultrasound is a refined technology is directly translatable to humans and provides functional, morphological and anatomical data that can replace invasive measures, thus advancing the welfare of our research animals.  


Laura Niklason

 Animal Models in Regenerative Medicine

Medical therapeutics and devices have progressed in complexity over many decades.  Beginning with simple medical devices and small molecules, therapeutics historically had relatively simple modes of action.  However, the increasingly complex modes of action of biological molecules, next-generation therapeutics and engineered tissues mandate more complex evaluations before their safety in humans can be assured.  This talk will describe some of the ways in which our laboratory has used animal models as predictors of engineered tissue function.  While lower models – such as rodents – are suitable for early work, it is clear that pre-clinical studies of cell and tissue therapies can benefit from utilization of larger animal models that more closely replicate the human condition.


 Parking Information: 

Free parking is being generously provided by Alexion Pharmaceuticals and is available at 

340 George Street, New Haven, CT.

It is only a short walk to the SNEAALAS Meeting at Yale located at the Harkness Auditorium on 333 Cedar Street.  


You must enter the garage via Geoge Street. 

At the entrance to the garage, approach the gate arm. Please identify yourself to the LAZ garage staff as being a SNEAALAS member and guest of Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Please take a ticket on your way into the garage. We ask that you walk up to College Street and use the crosswalk to cross the street.

Validated tickets will be available at the SNEAALAS meeting-- Please be sure to take one before leaving the meeting.

Exit the garage via the rear door towards College Street.

Walking to the event from the Garage: 

Event Agenda:

1:30pm: Registration Begins 

2pm: Lunch

2:30pm: 1st Speaker Begins

3:30pm: 2nd Speaker Begins

4:30pm: Q&A and SNEAALAS Meeting

      Cancellation policy:   If you registered and you cannot make it, please cancel at least 3 days prior to the event.  

Walk in policy:  Because most SNEAALAS events are held at secure facilities, we can not allow walk ins.  You must be registered prior to the event to attend.

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