CETACEAN NECROPSY WORKSHOP
A cetacean necropsy workshop is organized by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (MUMM) and the University of Liege (Department of Veterinary Pathology).
Thesession will be held in Liège (Belgium) on June 19 and 20, 2008. During the workshop, 20 porpoises will be necropsied and sampled, based on a standard procedure (Proceedings of the first European Cetacean Society workshop on cetacean pathology: dissection techniques and tissue sampling. ECS Newsletter #17 special issue:1991, 39 p. by Kuiken T. and Garcia Hartmann M.) eventually adapted in previous European Cetacean Society necropsy workshops.
Morning sessions will be devoted to dissection, sampling and tissues banking procedures; afternoons will be dedicated to necropsies. Thenumber of attendees is limited to 10 in order to pair off participants under the supervision ofa veterinary pathologist.
Participation : The workshop is open to scientists (post-graduate students and specialists) in biology,toxicology, veterinary medicine involved in marine mammal research, with a maximum of 10 participants. Necropsy and sampling equipment will be available, participants will have to provide rubber boots and adequate laboratory coats.
Aims : The aim of the workshop is to improve participants’proficiency in (1) dissection and sampling procedures on marine mammals, mostly cetaceans, and (2) anatomy and pathology of porpoises. Participants are encouraged to collect samples for their own investigations following the Belgian Marine Mammals Tissues Bank agreement (agreement available on request).
Language : English.
Fees : Registration fees is 50 euro, including necropsy equipment, documentation, and coffee breaks. Evening meals and hotel accommodations should be organized by participants at their own charge (hotels list available on request).
Location : Department of Pathology, Veterinary College, University of Liege, Sart Tilman B43, 4000 Liege, Belgium.
Registration : Deadline for registration is Thursday June 12, 2008 by email to T. Jauniaux(firstname.lastname@example.org) with name, institution name and address, Authorization of the supervisor is necessary for students, as well as filled in and signed agreement for tissues bank if needed.
Information and contact :
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
Gulledelle 100; 1200 Brussels,
Phone: (+32) 27732113
Fax: (+32) 27732114
Department of Veterinary Pathology
University of Liege
Sart Tilman Bat B43; 4000 Liege;
Phone: (+32) 43664078
Fax: (+32) 43664565
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