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Surgery Hands on Workshops | RL/NSERL B.106 (meet in LARC break room) | September 16th, 2016, 8:30 AM | Rodent Surgery & Biomethodology Workshops

This Workshop begins at 8:30am and ends at 11:30am.

Please note: There is a limited amount of space in this Workshop, and your attendance is mandatory once you have registered. If you are unable to attend this Workshop, please contact Cynthia Tralmer as soon as possible. If you are registered for this Workshop and do not attend, your PI will be notified.

The following topics will be covered in this Workshop:

  • Aseptic rodent surgery concepts,
  • Instrument selection and handling,
  • Suture selection,
  • Incision making,
  • Approach to the abdomen,
  • Basic closure patterns,
  • Proper tissue handling.


Handouts for this class may be downloaded from the training handouts website.

If this Workshop has reached the maximum number of participants, please contact Cynthia Tralmer to be added to the waitlist.

Rat Biomethodology Workshop | RL/NSERL B.106 (meet in LARC break room) | September 15th, 2016, 1:30 PM | Rodent Surgery & Biomethodology Workshops

This Workshop begins at 1:30pm and ends at 4:30pm.

Please note: There is a limited amount of space in this Workshop, and your attendance is mandatory once you have registered. If you are unable to attend this Workshop, please contact Cynthia Tralmer as soon as possible. If you are registered for this Workshop and do not attend, your PI will be notified.

The following topics will be covered in this Workshop:

  • Methods of handling and restraint of rats,
  • Methods of substance administration – Intramuscular, intracardiac, intraperitoneal,
    subcutaneous, intravenous, oral gavage, etc.,
  • Methods of blood collection,
  • Methods of sedation, anesthesia and analgesia,
  • Methods of euthanasia.


You may attend either the Mouse Biomethodology Workshop or the Rat Biomethodology Workshop. If you register for both Workshops, your registration will be removed from one of the Workshops.

Handouts for this class may be downloaded from the training handouts website.

If this Workshop has reached the maximum number of participants, please contact Cynthia Tralmer to be added to the waitlist.

Mouse Biomethodology Workshop | RL/NSERL B.106 (meet in LARC break room) | September 15th, 2016, 8:30 AM | Rodent Surgery & Biomethodology Workshops

This Workshop begins at 8:30am and ends at 11:30am.

Please note: There is a limited amount of space in this Workshop, and your attendance is mandatory once you have registered. If you are unable to attend this Workshop, please contact Cynthia Tralmer as soon as possible. If you are registered for this Workshop and do not attend, your PI will be notified.

The following topics will be covered in this Workshop:

  • Methods of handling and restraint of mice,
  • Methods of aseptic substance administration – Intramuscular, intracardiac, intraperitoneal, subcutaneous, intravenous, oral gavage, etc.,
  • Methods of blood collection,
  • Methods of sedation, anesthesia, and analgesia,
  • Methods of euthanasia.


You may attend either the Mouse Biomethodology Workshop or the Rat Biomethodology Workshop. If you register for both Workshops, your registration will be removed from one of the Workshops.

Handouts for this class may be downloaded from the training handouts website.

If this Workshop has reached the maximum number of participants, please contact Cynthia Tralmer to be added to the waitlist.

Principles of Rodent Surgery, Anesthesia, Analgesia & Peri-operative Care Seminar | RL/NSERL 3.204 Conference Room | September 14th, 2016, 1:00 PM | Rodent Surgery & Biomethodology Workshops

This Workshop begins at 1:00pm and ends at 4:30pm.

Please note: There is a limited amount of space in this Workshop, and your attendance is mandatory once you have registered. If you are unable to attend this Workshop, please contact Cynthia Tralmer as soon as possible. If you are registered for this Workshop and do not attend, your PI will be notified.

The following topics will be covered in this Workshop:

  • Use of volatile anesthesia (induction, maintenance, physiological monitoring, recovery),
  • Various anesthetics & analgesics and their use based on how long the rodent needs to be unconscious,
  • Post-surgical monitoring,
  • Use of analgesics before and after surgery, and what to look for after surgery to ensure the animal is recovering well,
  • Effects of the various anesthetics on body systems,
  • Aseptic rodent surgery concepts,
  • Surgical area setup & preparation,
  • Surgical aids (e.g. loops, magnification, restraining boards, etc.),
  • Tissue healing,
  • Instrument selection,
  • Effects of hypothermia & temperature control.


Handouts for this class may be downloaded from the training handouts website.

If this Workshop has reached the maximum number of participants, please contact Cynthia Tralmer to be added to the waitlist.

Principles of Rodent Surgery, Anesthesia, Analgesia & Peri-operative Care Seminar | RL/NSERL 3.204 Conference Room | September 14th, 2016, 8:30 AM | Rodent Surgery & Biomethodology Workshops

This Workshop begins at 8:30am and ends at 12:00pm.

Please note: There is a limited amount of space in this Workshop, and your attendance is mandatory once you have registered. If you are unable to attend this Workshop, please contact Cynthia Tralmer as soon as possible. If you are registered for this Workshop and do not attend, your PI will be notified.

The following topics will be covered in this Workshop:

  • Use of volatile anesthesia (induction, maintenance, physiological monitoring, recovery),
  • Various anesthetics & analgesics and their use based on how long the rodent needs to be unconscious,
  • Post-surgical monitoring,
  • Use of analgesics before and after surgery, and what to look for after surgery to ensure the animal is recovering well,
  • Effects of the various anesthetics on body systems,
  • Aseptic rodent surgery concepts,
  • Surgical area setup & preparation,
  • Surgical aids (e.g. loops, magnification, restraining boards, etc.),
  • Tissue healing,
  • Instrument selection,
  • Effects of hypothermia & temperature control.


Handouts for this class may be downloaded from the training handouts website.

If this Workshop has reached the maximum number of participants, please contact Cynthia Tralmer to be added to the waitlist.

Scientific Citizenship Responsibility to Colleagues and the Community | CN 1.112 - Alexander Clark Center | May 5th, 2016, 10:00 AM | Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) Series

Dr. Marion Underwood, Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences,  and Dr. Matthew Brown, Director for the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology at UTD, will explore Scientific Citizenship in the evergrowing world of collaborative and applied research and the impact of research on our local and global communities.  All RCR series sessions include interactive participation and discussion.  Individual session formats may vary with topic presenter.

Registration is required and seating is limited.  The RCR series is open to the UTD research community but is guided toward advanced graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and research scientists. Completion of this series satisfies grant funding requirements for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Please contact the Office of Research for questions regarding RCR series registration.

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