Mar
30
Mon
2020
Mouse Embryo and Spermatozoa Cryopreservation @ Medical Research Council Harwell
Mar 30 – Apr 2 all-day

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Cryopreservation allows long-term storage of embryos and sperm, providing a convenient way to preserve, protect and transport mouse lines for use in research. Here at MRC Harwell, we have extensive experience of using cryopreservation techniques. This course enables us to share our expertise and help promote resource sharing across the wider scientific community. ​

This course has been designed to give participants hands-on experience of the entire process from sperm harvesting/freezing, in vitro fertilisation (IVF) recovery and embryo freezing, plus a demonstration of contemporary embryo transfer techniques. The course runs over a period of four days, from 30th March – 2nd April 2020, and is worth ten continuing professional development (CPD) points. It is led by MRC Harwell’s Frozen Embryo and Sperm Archive (FESA), part of the European Mutant Mouse Archive (EMMA), a collective effort by centres all across Europe to create a genetic archive for use by the international scientific community.

Day 1: Participants learn how to freeze sperm in liquid nitrogen using plastic semen straws. While embryos can be stored ready to use, sperm cryopreservation has the advantage that, as long as you have enough oocytes for fertilisation, you can potentially recover over a thousand mice from the sperm of just one male.

Days 2 and 3: Participants will thaw the sperm they froze the previous day and use it to gain experience of a straightforward and robust IVF procedure. Embryos generated by IVF will be frozen by vitrification. At the end of Day 2 everyone has the chance to get to know each other a little better at the course dinner.

Day 4: Participants learn how to thaw the vitrified embryos and will see a demonstration of both surgical and non-surgical embryo transfer techniques. The course concludes with a final review and recap.

Mar
31
Tue
2020
Deadline: credentials notification
Mar 31 all-day

All credentials candidates will be notified of the outcome of the review of their applications.

Deadline: re-certification applications
Mar 31 all-day

Deadline for receipt of 5-year re-certification forms. You will have been notified with your annual member fee invoice that you were due for re-certification this year. Download the forms from our Forms page.

Apr
6
Mon
2020
CANCELLED: 7th WVA Global One Health Summit
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

This event was cancelled on 15 March by the WVA Council, in accordance with WHO recommendations about COVID-19 and travel restrictions in New Zealand.

The 2020 World Veterinary Association Congress will be held 6-8 April, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. It will be the 36th edition of the Association’s Congress and will be hosted in conjunction with the highly successful NZVA Annual Conference.

The World Veterinary Association Congress (WVAC) 2020 will bring veterinarians from all over the world to Auckland to share ideas, learn and to have fun.

The congress will explore and seek solutions to some of the biggest animal health and welfare challenges   facing all species in the fast changing world in which we live today.

The WVAC 2020 programme will focus primarily on clinical veterinary medicine, veterinary public health, animal welfare and academic research across all domestic species.  Other topics to be covered include companion animal nursing, large animal veterina

ry technicians and equine veterinary nursing.

Speakers from around the world will discuss topical issues such as advances in veterinary medicine, and will explore new horizons in the treatment and prevention of animal disease. The congress will incorporate the Global One Heath Summit, which will showcase speakers from international organisations including the OIE, FAO and WHO. It will also include what promises to be an inspiring and enlightening Global Seminar on Animal Welfare.

Auckland

’s excellent conference facilities and outstanding restaurants and bars will ensure the social aspects of the conference do not disappoint.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to enjoy all that this amazing city and Pacific nation have to offer. Combine high quality veterinary continuing education with a holiday never to forget at the WVAC 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand.

See you there!

Apr
7
Tue
2020
Biweekly TC (Pres, Past Pres, Pres-elect, Secretariat)
Apr 7 @ 16:00 – 17:00

 This is the regular bi-weekly meeting of the President, President-elect and Past-President with the Secretariat. If you have items to bring to our attention please contact the Secretariat.

 

Apr
21
Tue
2020
Biweekly TC (Pres, Past Pres, Pres-elect, Secretariat)
Apr 21 @ 16:00 – 17:00

 This is the regular bi-weekly meeting of the President, President-elect and Past-President with the Secretariat. If you have items to bring to our attention please contact the Secretariat.

 

Apr
27
Mon
2020
Examination Committee monthly teleconference
Apr 27 @ 15:00 – 16:00

Details for connecting to the teleconference are on the Groups.io page.

Apr
28
Tue
2020
ECLAM Council monthly teleconference
Apr 28 @ 17:00 – 18:00

 Monthly meetings of the ECLAM Council. Connection information and the agenda are on the Groups.io site.

Diplomates’ Monthly E-Coffee
Apr 28 @ 19:00 – 20:00

Join other ECLAM Diplomates for an opportunity to discuss issues, meet new people, and help each other become better lab animal vets and supervisors!

If you would like to join the group, please request to join the Diplomates’ group on our website at https://eclam.eu/home/about-us/networks/.

May
5
Tue
2020
Biweekly TC (Pres, Past Pres, Pres-elect, Secretariat)
May 5 @ 16:00 – 17:00

 This is the regular bi-weekly meeting of the President, President-elect and Past-President with the Secretariat. If you have items to bring to our attention please contact the Secretariat.