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24.09.20 - 25.09.20
Milan, Italy

A Fondazione Guido Bernardini event


This two-day course is one of the most successful in the FGB offer and it benefits of more than ten years of experience. The participants will be guided by experts through both the traditional and the new approaches to screen animals and biologicals, the interpretation of results and action plans in case of confirmed infection.

Innovative approaches and new challenges of rodent colonies monitoring will also be discussed together with health monitoring programs for Zebrafish.
A workshop will present a hypothetical scenario, with needs and limitations, providing the participants with the opportunity to develop their own program with the support of the trainers. The lively discussions and the informal training environment aim to enhance the participants' knowledge and to improve their skills on everyday activities.

The course participants should be able to:
  • Understand the importance of a microbiological monitoring program for rodents recognizing traditional and emerging agents
  • Describe the main concepts of FELASA guidelines on health monitoring
  • Compare the traditional methods and new approaches for screening the animals
  1. Identify the main advantages and disadvantages of different systems
  • Compare the traditional methods and new approaches for screening the biologicals
  1.  Identify the main advantages and disadvantages of the different systems
  • Describe the innovative approaches for health monitoring: environmental PCR and EAD sampling
  • Understand the role of pathology in health monitoring programs
  • Describe the possible approaches for quarantine procedures
  • Understand the role of some bacterial species in quality assurance of rodents
  • Understand the impact of the microbiota
  • Describe Zebrafish husbandry and experimental application
  • Understand the importance of an health monitoring program for Zebrafish identifying the possible approaches
  • Organize and setting up an health monitoring program for rodents in different scenarios


For further information and to book please visit the Fondazione Guido Bernardini website

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and may be counted as 33 CPD credits.

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