Introduction to Basic Principles of Large Animal and Rodent (mouse and rat) Laparoscopy through Inanimate Object Training
Posted by: admin | October 26, 2009 | 0 Comments
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) will be attending the 2009 American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Conference. During this conference VBI will be presenting a workshop entitled Introduction to Basic Principles of Large Animal and Rodent (mouse and rat) Laparoscopy through Inanimate Object Training. This workshop is presented in collaboration with BioVision Technologies, LLC and Surgical Science. This is going to be a unique and eventful workshop.
First, participants will have an opportunity to be trained on the LapSim System which uses cutting-edge simulation technology to provide an effective and validated learning experience through digitally recreated procedures of the abdomen via a keyhole surgery. The LapSim System promotes the three R’s (Reduction, Replacement and Refinement) by allowing trainees to practice a wide-range of laparoscopic skills prior to the utilization of animals.
Second, participants will have an opportunity to try out their skills learned on the LapSim System on inanimate models with BioVision’s amazingly compact, easy to use, laparoscopic visualization system. This system allows the performance of everything from routine intra abdominal organ biopsies to complex minimally invasive surgical procedures. BioVision’s laparoscopic systems and instrumentation are so diverse that species as large as dogs or non human primates or as small as a 20 gram mouse can use their technologies with ease and precision.
The Veterinary Bioscience Institute is in the process of refining rodent laparoscopy techniques such as liver biopsies, subcapsular tumor injections, and developing rodent reproductive techniques such as oocyte collection and artificial insemination. These protocols and more will be introduced during the workshop, and participants will receive folders with detailed descriptions of these protocols.