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Continuing Education Course Descriptions

Saturday, October 17—AM

STP CE 1 (Saturday AM) 8:00 AM–12:00 Noon

All Eyes Focused on Ocular Toxicology and Pathology

Co-Chairs: Brian J. Christian, PhD, DABT, Covance, Inc.; and Margarita M. Gruebbel, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Experimental Pathology Laboratories, Inc.

The eye is often a target organ in toxicology studies. In order to determine the toxicological significance of effects in the eye, it is important to understand the basic structure and function of ocular tissues. Designing protocols for ocular toxicology studies also requires knowledge of species differences among the common testing laboratories as well as current methods for evaluation of ocular structures and functions. This session includes detailed reviews of anterior and posterior segments of the eye of common laboratory species; different tools used to determine treatment-related effects in ocular structures; and spontaneous and induced changes observed in each segment of the eye.

Comparative Anatomy and Histology of the Eye of Laboratory Animals
Margarita M. Gruebbel, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Experimental Pathology Laboratories, Inc.

Evaluation of the Cornea and Lens
Robert J. Munger, DVM, DACVO, Animal Ophthalmology Clinic, Ltd.

Evaluation of the Anterior and Posterior Chambers and Iridocorneal Angle
Leandro Teixeira, DVM, MSc, DACVP, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Examination and Evaluation of the Posterior Segment—Retina
Steven D. Sorden, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Covance Laboratories, Inc.

Saturday, October 17—PM

STP CE 2 (Saturday PM) 1:30 PM–5:00 PM

The Use of Pigs in Biomedical Research
Co-Chairs: Lydia Andrews-Jones, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Allergan; and Kristie Mozzachio, DVM, DACVP, WIL Research

Swine are increasingly being used in biomedical research, both in toxicologic pathology and in medical devices work, including as possible organ donors for humans. This course will review the various strains of pigs used for biomedical research, their unique anatomy, clinical pathology, and background diseases and lesions. In addition to general toxicology, the use of pigs in dermatologic, ocular, and device work will be reviewed by subject matter experts.

Pig Strains Used in Biomedical Research: Sources, Origins, and Colony Health Management
Guy Bouchard, DVM, MS, DACT, Sinclair Research Center, LLC

Pig Anatomic and Clinical Pathology: Background and Unique Considerations
Kristie Mozzachio, DVM, DACVP, WIL Research

Sexual Maturity of Minipigs
Paul Howroyd, MA, VETMB, MRCVS, FRCPath, WIL Research Europe-Lyon

Pigs in General Toxicology—The European Perspective
Alys Bradley, BSc, BVSc, MAnimSc, DipRCPath, FRIPH, MRCVS, FRCPath, FIATP, Charles River Laboratories

The Minipig as a Translationally Relevant Model of Human Cardiovascular Disease
James Turk, AB, DVM, PhD, DACVP, Amgen, Inc.

The Swine as a Model in Experimental and Translational Medicine
Alain Stricker-Krongrad, PhD, MSc, Sinclair Research Center, LLC

So... How DO You Work with Pigs?
Kristie Mozzachio, DVM, DACVP, WIL Research


STP 2015 CE Subcommittee Chair:
Jessica Hoane, DVM, DACVP, Charles River

STP 2015 CE Subcommittee Co-Chair:
Emily Meseck, DVM, Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research

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