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14.03.18 - 16.03.18

The main objective of this three-day course is to cover the most relevant aspects of the general functioning of laboratory animal facilities with particular attention to new technological developments, scientific needs of research and management concepts.

The course subjects and the training environment aim to enhance the participants' knowledge and to improve their skills on everyday activities.

Course contents:

Layouts of the facility, functional areas, washing and decontamination, equipment and workflows, main procedures in “clean” and “dirty” areas, bio-containment and bio-exclusion. The definitions and technical solutions are also part of the programme together with health monitoring protocols. Colony management encompasses topics such as staff management, duty assignment and work scheduling and “per diem” calculation and attribution.

This event is for:

Facility and unit managers and supervisors, manager assistants, designated and assistant veterinarians, senior animal technologists, quality assurance managers, persons responsible for overseeing the welfare and care of animals.

Course organiser:

This event is provided by Fondazione Guido Bernardini, for further details and booking please see their website.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

This event is approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and may be counted as 50 CPD credits.

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