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AALAS District 1 Training Seminar

  • 20 May 2011
  • 12:00 PM
  • 21 May 2011
  • 12:00 PM
  • Mohegan Sun, CT University of Rhode Island, RI


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes one meal, May 20, 2011.
  • Registration includes lectures, dinner, and wet lab.
  • Includes Lectures May 20th, Wetlab May 21st
  • Includes Wetlab on May 21st
  • Allows for table top display to remain in place from QUAD AALAS.

Registration is closed

AALAS District 1 Training Seminar

"Back to Basics: Rats In Research"

May 20th-21st (following QUAD!)

Schedule of Events

May 20th:  Arrival, Registration, Lectures, Social hour and Dinner

12 pm- 1 pm: Arrival and Registration, Mohegan Sun Conference Center

1 pm- 5 pm: Lectures, Mohegan Sun Conference Center

1:15-2:00: “You Don’t Give a Rat’s WHAT?”, Dennis Guberski, Biomedical Research Models

2:00- 2:45:  Rat Behavior & Enrichment Strategies”, Karena Thek, Bio-Serv Inc.

2:45-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00: "Dosing & Blood Collection in Rats: A Technical Review", Angie Heiser BS, RLATg, Mass General Hospital

4:00-4:45: The Future of Rats in Research- Zinc-Finger Transgenic Technology”, Alain Stricker-Kongrad, Ph.D, Biomedical Research Models


5:30pm-8 pm Social Hour and Dinner: Sunburst Buffet

                           Casino of the Sky at Mohegan Sun


May 21st: Wetlab 9am-12pm

University of Rhode Island, Kingston RI

  • Handling, Restraint, Identification: Microchipping, Ear Tag, Ear Notch
  • Blood Collection: Jugular, Submandibular, Saphenous, Retro-Orbital, Tail Vein
  • Dosing: Intraperitoneal, Oral Gavage, Subcutaneous, Intravenous, Intramuscular
  • Euthanasia: Thoracotomy, Cardiac Stick

Special Thanks to URI for lending us a location for the Wetlab!

  •  Dr. David Serra, VMD, University of Rhode Island
  •  Gail Galomb-Mello, University of Rhode Island


Special Thanks to Our Wetlab Presenters:

  • Katie Allen, BS, RLAT, Novartis Pharmaceuticals
  • Stacie Beuschel, BS, RLAT, University of Vermont
  • Barbara Campagna, Pfizer Inc.
  • Barbara Countey, BS, RLAT, Pfizer Inc.
  • Kim Gillhouse, Pfizer Inc.
  • Kathleen Lincoln,BS,LVT,RLATg, Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
  • Dotty Paquin, BS, MBA, CVT, RLATg, CMAR, Pfizer Inc.
  • Cheryl Pater, BS, RVT,RLATg, McConnell Group
  • Jessica Pawlenko, BS, RLATg, VA Medical Center
  • Mariel Rauer, LVT, RLAT, Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Xiomara Santiago, LVT,RLATg, Hospital For Special Surgery


Hotel Reservations:


Book Your Hotel Room Directly Through Mohegan Sun! 


The following link can be used to book reservations online through Passkey:


Mohegan Sun Reservations:

Mohegan Sun Hotel Registration

1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard, Uncasville, CT 06382


Should guests prefer to call in their reservation:

1-866-708-1340 (mention QUAD11 to qualify for hotel rate)


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