Agenda at a Glance

7:00am Transportation departs for UCSD (Morning Wet Lab Session Attendees)
7:00am – 12:00pm Wet Labs – UCSD Center for the Future of Surgery

Lunch for Morning Sessions sponsored by Avante Scientific

8:00am – 12:00pm Certification Exams – Newport Room
12:00pm Transportation departs for UCSD (Afternoon Wet Lab Session Attendees)
1:00pm Transportation returns to La Jolla Marriott (Morning Wet Lab Session Attendees)
1:00pm – 5:00pm Wet Labs – UCSD Center for the Future of Surgery – Meet in lobby of hotel for transportation
11:00am – 4:00pm Poster Setup – Salon E
5:00pm Transportation returns to La Jolla Marriott (Afternoon Wet Lab Session Attendees)
4:30pm – 7:00pm Welcome Reception with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Instech Laboratories – Exhibit Hall Salon EFGH
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast, sponsored by Marshall BioResources – Exhibit Hall Salon EFGH
8:00am – 8:15am Opening Remarks – ASR President, Leslie J. Stoll – Salon ABCD
8:15am – 9:15am Keynote – Kat Reed DVM, MSc, MANZCVS – Salon ABCD
9:30am – 4:30pm Thursday – Track 1 – Salon ABCD
9:30am – 3:00pm Thursday – Track 2 – Coronado Room
12:00pm – 1:00pm

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Lunch with Exhibitors – sponsored by Colonial Medical Supply – Salon EFGH

New Member/Attendee’s Meet and Greet the Board of Directors – Membership Committee – Exhibitor Area

4:45pm – 5:30pm Poster Judging – Salon E
6:00pm – 8:00pm Reception and Foundation Auction – Sponsored by SAI Infusion TechnologiesSoledad Ballroom and Fountain Court Area
7:00am – 8:00am Continental Breakfast, sponsored by longtime members and supporters of ASR: Jan Bernal & Steve Kreuser – Ballroom Foyer
8:00am – 12:00pm Poster Breakdown – Ballroom Foyer
8:00am – 8:15am Opening Remarks – ASR President, Leslie J. Stoll – Salon ABCD
8:15am – 9:15am Keynote – Dr. Jose Diaz “Deep Vein Thrombosis – Back to Basics” – Salon ABCD
9:30am – 2:00pm Friday – Track 1 – Salon ABCD
12:00pm – 1:00pm Awards Luncheon – Sponsored by Neurosite Consulting, LLC – Salon EFGH
1:00pm – 2:00pm Keynote – Dr. Tony L. Yaksh, “Neuraxial Drug Delivery: Past, Present and Future”

Meeting Adjourned!
See you in Nashville October 9th-11th, 2023!!!

Wednesday, Sept 14th 7:00 am – 8:00am for test takers – Newport
8:00am – 5:00pm for exhibitors and attendees – Escalator Foyer Second Floor
Thursday, Sept 15th 7:00am – 5:00pm for all attendees – Escalator Foyer Second Floor
Friday, Sept 16th 7:00am – 12:00pm for all attendees – Escalator Foyer Second Floor
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Founded in 1981, Access Technologies is a global company that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative infusion devices that provide solutions to meet the needs of our customers in the ever changing world of biomedical research and veterinary medicine.

We design and manufacture innovative and reliable infusion equipment including a full line of Vascular Access Ports, Huber Needles, Infusion and Extension Lines, Custom Catheters, and offer Bulk Tubing and Accessories for all species from mice to non-human primates.

AVA Biomedical, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of cutting-edge infusion/sampling devices for laboratory animal research. With over 23 years experience designing and manufacturing products we provide researchers with complete, customized infusion/sampling systems designed to give you results you can trust. AVA Biomedical designs and manufactures a unique variety of products including; New Conventional Ports for all species, Cath-In-Cath 2 Port systems, the gold standard for long-term access and sampling, the FastTether2 modular rodent infusion system and state of the art infusion pump systems for tethered or ambulatory applications. Come see what makes us different.
Avante Scientific, a Division of Avante Animal Health, is your source for new and professionally refurbished medical equipment. We offer full lines of veterinary-specific equipment that include: Anesthesia Machines, Vital Signs Monitors, Tables, Lighting, and much more. Avante offers calibration services and biomedical field services programs, performance verification, and parts
For 40 years, Colonial Medical Supply has been dedicated to delivering the highest standard in medical equipment, personalized customer service and on-site anesthesia machine maintenance to the animal health community. We take pride in the equipment we sell, support and service to run as smoothly as possible every day.
For over 48 years, Envigo, an Inotiv company, provides the broadest range of research models and related services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government, academia, and other life science organizations. As the largest organization that is solely dedicated to providing research models and related products and services, we are committed to helping researchers realize the full potential of their critical R&D projects as we fulfill our mission to work together to build a healthier and safer world.
For over 48 years, Fine Science Tools (FST) has been the leading distributor of precision European surgical and microsurgical instruments and laboratory accessories. At FST, we precisely craft over 1,100 products, and serve thousands of customers in universities, research facilities, biotech, and scientific institutions worldwide. Whatever you need – spring scissors, forceps, surgical accessories, scalpels and more – we carry only the best. Visit us for a free copy of our complete catalog, or order online at finescience.com.
Harvard Bioscience is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of solutions to advance life science research. For over 110 years, we have served the changing needs of life scientists in over 100 countries. Our expanding portfolio of brands include instruments for organ and animal research, cell analysis, molecular biology, fluidics, and laboratory consumables.
Instech Laboratories, Inc. Founded in 1971, Instech Laboratories, Inc. is a privately-owned company focused on the design, development and manufacturing of instruments for biomedical research. We offer a range of products that evolved from the founder’s experience in basic medical sciences, including laboratory animal infusion systems, miniature pumps and dissolved oxygen monitors.
Kent Scientific With 30 years of experience, Kent Scientific Corporation serves medical and research scientists as a worldwide provider of integrated solutions for pre-clinical research and drug discovery advancement. As the world leader in non-invasive blood pressure, physiological monitoring and anesthesia systems for mice and rats, we enable our customers to achieve results that are fast, consistent and exceedingly accurate.
Lomir Biomedical Lomir is the world’s largest manufacturer of animal jackets, infusion products and restrainers. In depth knowledge enables Lomir to design and manufacture equipment with the exact precision to meet your objectives. Continued innovation in manufacturing and materials enable researchers to consider new applications and refinements to animal welfare and well-being as our priority.
MARSHALL BIORESOURCES
Helping to advance science and medicineOur mission is to be the premier source of animal models and related services for the preclinical research and development of human medicines, vaccines, medical devices, and other therapies, as well as for the clinical research and development of companion animal pharmaceuticals.For over 80 years our animals have contributed to the development of life saving therapies and treatments for humans and animals alike. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of health and quality, and AAALAC accreditation serves to enhance our top commitment to animal care and welfare. Our rigorous quality management system for all of our global Marshall Beagle® facilities is certified to the ISO 9001:2015 standard.
Medline Medline is the worlds largest privately held manufacture and distributor of healthcare and laboratory needs. Our dedicated team of experts works with you to make sure you have the resources, people, and products, to provide the best outcomes. We start by identifying your challenges and outlining actions to help you increase revenues and decrease costs.
Neurosite Consulting offers services to the biomedical research industry with its primary focus centered around targeted drug delivery to the central nervous system. The founder and Principal Consultant Eric Adams has over 20 years of experience serving as a certified research surgeon, Study Director, Facility Manager, and Research Supervisor for a leading Contract Research Organization (CRO) with a strong scientific focus and proven client services experience.
Whether you are in the initial phases of drug discovery, planning and building your research program, or preparing to file your IND, Neurosite Consulting can assist you in making each of these endeavors a less challenging and more rewarding experience.
With more than 40 years of expertise in the research anesthesia equipment industry, Patterson Scientific asks the right questions to thoroughly determine your needs and give you honest and accurate information. Our deep industry knowledge helps you select the right products for your needs.
We design our products for ease of use and durability. We manufacture them ourselves in America’s heartland, so no one knows how to service them better than we do. Our reputation for a high level of customer service matches our products.
SAI creates systems for preclinical infusion and sampling, including pumps, ports, harnesses, buttons, swivels, catheters, and accessories. Many of our products are fully customizable for both small and large laboratory animal species. Our team of Toxicologists and Surgeons are eager to work for you to make your studies successful. SAI, delivering research solutions.
Since 1886, Stoelting has been a leader in the development, design, and sale of neuroscience research equipment. Our line of Stereotaxic Instruments, accessories and expertise is world-renowned and unrivaled. Moreover, the intuitive, friendly design, rich features, and all-inclusive technical support of Stoelting’s behavioral tracking software ANY-maze allows you to track literally any animal virtually anywhere. Furthermore, ANY-maze can be used to customize and automate your creations by detecting and respond to inputs from levers, photo-beams, running wheels, etc. Tech support and upgrades are free. We also offer solutions for Animal Identification including Ear Tags and Markers.
Unified Information Devices (UID) is a leading provider of radio-frequency identification (RFID) solutions that empower researchers to generate higher quality data faster, accurately and consistently. UID Identification Solutions facilitate the identification and tracking of research animals and laboratory items to improve data collection and workflow efficiencies. Our products include implantable RFID microchips and readers for lab animal identification and temperature monitoring, a device for remote monitoring of rodent temperature and activity in their home-cage, and a Controlled Substance Inventory System for secure access and accurate tracking of controlled drugs.
Poster Number Title Author
1 An epidemiological exploration of vascular trauma at a level one trauma center on Long Island, New York from 2015-2021 Yasaswi Vengalasetti
2 Regional Function Change After Endomyocardial Gene Delivery in a Pig MI Model: Echo Strain Analysis Ke Li
3 Multi-channel radio telemetry in a unilaterally lesioned rat model of Parkinson’s disease enables bilateral assessment of EEG and EMG readouts James Destefano
4 The Use of Injection Ports for Intrathecal Administration: The Mouse Ommaya (the Top Hat Port) Michele Danielson

Set-up: Wednesday, September 14 – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Salon E
Poster Judging: Thursday, September 15 – 4:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Salon E
Teardown: Friday, September 16 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Salon E Foyer

Session Details

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Found 29 Results

Completed

This amazing facility provides us with the opportunity to instruct on minimally invasive surgical techniques in the swine model. Students will get the opportunity to perform endoscopic, laparoscopic, and fluoroscopy-guided endovascular procedures. It is not very often that we have had the opportunity to provide instruction using fluoroscopy and we are very excited about this lab! Anesthesia, proper handling of the equipment and instruments needed to perform these procedures will be mentored, along with specific techniques and tips for each. This wet lab would not be possible without the generous donation from Premier BioSource. To learn more about their new barrier […]

This event has already taken place
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 240 minutes
Topics: porcine, surgical technique, swine
Room/Location: UCSD

Completed

This lab will provide training on vascular catheterization in rodents in a unique and state of the art facility with talented instructors. In addition to sharing surgical tips and tricks for success, our instructors will also review updates to surgical and anesthetic processes, surgical instruments, and post-operative recommendations for achieving long-term patency in catheterized rodents. The wet labs will also focus on the use of the Instech Vascular Access Button where applicable. Course Fee – $600.00 per session Wet Lab #3 – Morning Session Rat (Max 16 persons) Wed., September 14, 2022 08:00am – 12:00pm

This event has already taken place
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 240 minutes
Topics: microsurgical techniques, rodent, surgical technique, vascular access, vascular catheterization
Room/Location: UCSD

Completed

In this wet lab we will be covering intubation of the mouse and rat.  We will utilize Kent Scientific’s endotracheal kits including their intubation stands, fiber optic lights, vaporizers, and ventilators.  Students can expect to learn identification of the appropriate anatomy, suitable supplies, and equipment for rodent intubation.  In addition to this, we will share several approaches along with troubleshooting tips and tricks learned over many years of trial and error.  This wet lab is a great opportunity to add this very challenging and highly desired technique to your resume.  Mastering of rodent intubation will allow the expansion of you and […]

This event has already taken place
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 8:00 am
Duration: 240 minutes
Topics: anesthesia, intubation, rodent, surgical technique
Room/Location: UCSD

Completed

This amazing facility provides us with the opportunity to instruct on minimally invasive surgical techniques in the swine model. Students will get the opportunity to perform endoscopic, laparoscopic, and fluoroscopy-guided endovascular procedures. It is not very often that we have had the opportunity to provide instruction using fluoroscopy and we are very excited about this lab! Anesthesia, proper handling of the equipment and instruments needed to perform these procedures will be mentored, along with specific techniques and tips for each. This wet lab would not be possible without the generous donation from Premier BioSource. To learn more about their new barrier […]

This event has already taken place
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Duration: 240 minutes
Topics: porcine, surgical technique, swine
Room/Location: UCSD

Completed

This lab will provide training on vascular catheterization in rodents in a unique and state of the art facility with talented instructors. In addition to sharing surgical tips and tricks for success, our instructors will also review updates to surgical and anesthetic processes, surgical instruments, and post-operative recommendations for achieving long-term patency in catheterized rodents. The wet labs will also focus on the use of the Instech Vascular Access Button where applicable. Course Fee – $600.00 per session Wet Lab #4 – Afternoon Session Mouse (Max 16 persons) Wed., September 14, 2022 01:00pm – 05:00pm

This event has already taken place
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Duration: 240 minutes
Topics: microsurgical techniques, rodent, surgical technique, vascular access, vascular catheterization
Room/Location: UCSD

Completed

In this wet lab we will be covering intubation of the mouse and rat.  We will utilize Kent Scientific’s endotracheal kits including their intubation stands, fiber optic lights, vaporizers, and ventilators.  Students can expect to learn identification of the appropriate anatomy, suitable supplies, and equipment for rodent intubation.  In addition to this, we will share several approaches along with troubleshooting tips and tricks learned over many years of trial and error.  This wet lab is a great opportunity to add this very challenging and highly desired technique to your resume.  Mastering of rodent intubation will allow the expansion of you and […]

This event has already taken place
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm
Duration: 240 minutes
Topics: anesthesia, intubation, rodent, surgical technique
Room/Location: UCSD

Completed

Surgeries in Zoo and Wildlife settings present unique challenges, from a wide array of anatomic and physical challenges to the n=1 conundrum. Dr. Reed from the San Diego Zoo will share cases she has encountered during her career in Australian wildlife hospitals, aquaria, and now in a large American zoo. With an emphasis on avian orthopedic fracture repair, approaches to surgery and post operative care in non-traditional species (including invertebrates, fish, large carnivores, and megavertebrates) will be discussed.

This event has already taken place
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: 8:15 am
Duration: 60 minutes
Topics: avian, non-traditional species, surgical technique
Room/Location: Salon ABCD
Moderator: Melanie Graham

Completed

The use of large animal models in preclinical studies has provided invaluable data for evaluating the safety and efficacy of new therapies and devices and has facilitated the development and clinical application of cardiovascular innovations. With an increasingly valuable role, the implementation of large animal models has expanded, serving to bridge the translation of physiologic and economic aspects of animal research to the successful treatment of human heart failure. In this study, we report normal hemodynamic values, including aortic and pulmonary blood flow, in a bovine model at rest and during exercise after a control procedure.

This event has already taken place
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: blood flow, bovine, cardiovascular, hemodynamics
Track: Thursday - Track 1
Room/Location: Salon ABCD
Moderator: Melanie Graham

Completed

Refinement of Minipig Surgical Procedures

Symposia - In-person/live

Speaker: Adrian Zeltner

The importance of refinement does not need to be discussed; however, it is equally important to share the advances made with the community. At times individual refinements might be small and of little impact but over time they add up and improve a procedure considerably. In this presentation the advancements of surgical procedures performed in Göttingen Minipigs over the last few years are summed up and discussed. The following procedures are addressed: LVP Telemetry by left sided Thoracotomy: This procedure has ben refined in a way that with larger Minipigs only one incision is necessary. With other adjustments we brought down […]

This event has already taken place
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: 9:30 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: anesthesia, laparotomy, liver biopsies, LV pressure, porcine, surgical technique, swine, vascular access, vascular catheterization
Track: Thursday - Track 2
Room/Location: Coronado
Moderator: Heather Bogie

Completed

Introduction: About 41,260 new cases (28,600 in men and 12,660 in women) over liver cancer will be diagnosed in 2022 according to the American Cancer Society website. A model resecting approximately 60% of the liver by weight in cynomolgus monkeys is valuable in evaluating potential therapies that encourage natural regrowth of the liver post resection in human patients. Methods: Spanning three separate studies, a laparotomy was performed on a total of 26 animals, resecting approximately 60% of the total liver volume (by weight) of each animal’s liver. Liver volume was calculated based on historical organ (liver) weights measured at necropsy, determined […]

This event has already taken place
Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: 10:30 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: laparotomy, liver biopsies, liver regeneration, NHP, surgical technique
Track: Thursday - Track 1
Room/Location: Salon ABCD
Moderator: Melanie Graham