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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 – Nina Krutrök AstraZeneca   After myocardial infarction (MI) patients lose up to 1 billion cardiomyocytes. The inability of the injured mammalian heart to regenerate the loss of contractile myocardial tissue leads to ischemic heart failure (HF). Despite major [...]
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Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 am
Duration: 30 minutes
Topics: cardiovascular, porcine, swine
Room/Location: Cumberland Ballroom, Salon ABCD

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