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Welcome to Nashville!  Please join our Welcome Reception with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Lomir Biomedical, from 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm in Salon E!  For an overview of the Agenda, including times and locations of breaks, lunches, and receptions, please see the “Agenda” tab below. To download a PDF version of the Agenda, click here.

Registration can be completed in the Cumberland Ballroom Foyer at the following times:

Tuesday, Oct 10th:  7:00am – 8:00am for Exam Test Takers;  8:00am – 5:00pm Exhibitors and Attendees

Wednesday, Oct 11th:  7:00am – 5:00pm all Attendees

Thursday, Oct 12th:  7:00am – 12:00pm all Attendees

Tuesday, Oct 10th: 

  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Certification Exams – Brentwood/Franklin Room
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm – Wet Labs – Vanderbilt University
  • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Poster Setup – Cumberland Ballroom Foyer
  • 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm – Welcome Reception with Exhibitors, Sponsored by Lomir BiomedicalSalon E

Wednesday, Oct 11th:

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am – Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors – Salon E
  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am – Break with Exhibitors – Salon E
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Lunch with Exhibitors – Sponsored by Colonial Medical Supply – Salon E
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – New Member/Attendee’s Meet and Greet the Board of Directors – Membership Committee in exhibit area
  • 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Break with Exhibitors – Salon E
  • 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm – Poster Judging – Cumberland Ballroom Foyer
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Reception and Foundation Auction – Sponsored by SAI Infusion Technologies – Cumberland Ballroom -Foyer

Thursday, Oct 12th:

  • 7:00 am – 8:00 am – Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors, sponsored by Marshall BioResources – Cumberland Ballroom, Salon D, E
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm – Poster Breakdown – Cumberland Ballroom Foyer
  • 9:15 am – 10:00 am – Break with Exhibitors – Cumberland Ballroom Foyer
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Awards Luncheon – Sponsored by Neurosite Consulting, LLC – Cumberland Ballroom, Salon D, E
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm – Presentation of Awards and Special Guest Dr. Vince Mendenhall – “Atul Gawande on Coaching” Clip
  • 2:00 pm – Meeting Adjourned

See you in Clearwater Beach, Florida,  September 25-27, 2024

Posters can be viewed in the Cumberland Ballroom Foyer.

Set-up: Tuesday, October 10th, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Poster Judging: Wednesday, October 11th – 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm
Teardown: Thursday, October 12 – 8:00 pm – 12:00 pm


1. Nose Cone vs Intubated Ventilation During Open Chest Surgery in Rats – Nina Krutrok, Susane Pehrsson, Natailie Van Zuydam, Karin Jennbacken, Johannes Wikstrom – Astra Zeneca

2. Supporting the 3R’s by Increasing Catheter Patency Duration in Rodents – Andree Lapierre, Instech Laboratories

3. An Investigative Study of 1% Cefazolin/1000U/mLl Heparin in PBS (CHIT) for Intrathecal Catheter Systems in Canines and Non-Human Primates – Kari Climer, Randall Pielemeier, Charles River Laboratories

4. New, Less Invasive Technique for Muscle Biopsies in Non-Human Primate – Rick Haas, Labcorp Drug Development

5. Ear Canal Camera as an Economical Alternative to Video Laryngoscope for Rabbit Intubation – Kendra McDaid, Andrea Moffitt, CHOP

6. Normoxemic ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (N-ECMO) Reduces Myocardial Damage in Preclinical Models of Acute Myocardial Infarction – Lara Reyelt, Lija Swain, Xiaoying Qiao, Shreyas Bhave, Elena Mahmoudi, Mary Warner, Tejasvi Aryaputra, Kay Everett, Navin Kapur, Tufts Medical Center, Sabe Medical School

7. A Germfree Isolator for General Anesthesia and Surgical Manipulation in Mice – Margi Baldwin, University of South Florida

8. Comparison of Intramuscular versus Subcutaneous Administration of Sedatives in Pregnant New Zealand White Rabbits Prior to Necropsy – Marina Evangelista, Stephanie Barbeau, Laura Cubellotti, Carloline Massicotte, Jose Kessler, Chereen Collymore, Charles River Laboratories

9. Comparison of Two Anesthetic Protocols for Telemetry Implantation in Non-Human Primates: A Retrospective Study of 117 Cases – Marina Evangelista, Maude Rioux, Alexandra Bueno-Lachapelle, Stephanie Caron, Charles River Laboratories

10. An Assessment of Analgesic Regimen in Sprague Dawley Rats – Dalton Tracey, Nichole Myers -Moore, Alexa Edmunson, Kelly Reusser, Alexis Myers, Cassondra Bauer, Nicholas Harrison, Charles River Laboratories

11. Development of a Novel Canine Prostatectomy Model – Emily Griffith, Megan Haney, Ahmed Abdalla, Porsha Osborne, Altasciences Preclinical Columbia

12. Visualizing Kidney Transplant Techniques: A Comparative Study of Open and Robotic Surgery – Voramol Rochanaroom, Ekamol Tantisattamo, Rayong Hospital University of California Irvine School of Medicine

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Speaker – Amanda Wilsey Abbvie   Implementation of Automated Blood Sampling (ABS) allows for uninterrupted cardiovascular data collection with simultaneous blood collection throughout a telemetry dog preclinical study. This reduction shortens study timelines, minimizes CV data artifacts, and considerably reduces [...]
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Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 10:30 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: blood flow, cardiovascular, non-traditional species, surgical technique, telemetry
Room/Location: Cumberland Ballroom, Salon ABCD

Speaker – Kimicia Isaac, St. Kitts Biomedical Research Foundation / Virscio, Inc.   The NIH estimates 800,000 Americans suffer strokes yearly, with significant mortality, long-term disability, and substantial unmet medical need. The lack of translation from small animal models to [...]
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Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 11:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: blood flow, ischemia, NHP, reperfusion, surgical technique
Room/Location: Cumberland Ballroom, Salon ABCD

Speaker – John Carney University of Minnesota   Patients with end stage renal disease often require vascular grafts to create arteriovenous (AV) shunts for hemodialysis access. However, graft complications frequently occur resulting in loss of functional patency and need for [...]
This event has already taken place
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: blood flow, graft, non-traditional species
Room/Location: Cumberland Ballroom, Salon ABCD