ASR 36th Annual Virtual Meeting

ASR 36th Annual Virtual Meeting

October 13 & 15, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET (North America, UTC -5)

The annual meeting of the Academy of Surgical Research aims to break down barriers between surgical research professionals and provide a virtual experience where attendees can learn and connect with fellow peers, discuss and share best practices, and advance their knowledge in the field of surgical research.

Attendees of the annual meeting have a great deal of diverse surgical research experience, facilitating the perfect atmosphere for cross-specialty consultation and accessibility to expertise. The concerns approached, questions answered and experiences shared in conversation between members of all backgrounds (scientists, technicians and veterinarians) at the annual meeting has strengthened science. Furthermore, the connections created by attendees do not end when the meeting concludes – long lasting support and best practice sharing are a hallmark of ASR and its members.

Keynote Lectures Announced:

Marc Oria, PhD

Research Faculty Instructor,
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,
University of Cincinnati

Bridging the Translational Gap in Spina Bifida: Surgical Animal Models and In Utero Repair

A recent randomized trial demonstrated that open fetal surgery is effective in reducing the postnatal neurologic morbidity, as evidenced by decreased incidence and severity of postnatal hydrocephalus and reduced need for postnatal ventricular-peritoneal shunting. However, as open fetal surgery has been noticed to be associated with increased potential for maternal-fetal morbidities, innovative minimally invasive fetoscopic techniques to repair MMC are receiving growing attentions for their less invasiveness and now under clinical study in human. In this lecture, we will discuss spina bifida animal models and approaches needed to bridge the translational gap to the clinic to assess the efficacy of novel fetal therapies.

Jennie Lofgren,
DVM, MS, DACLAM

Global Head of Animal Welfare and Compliance,
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

Pain in Rodents: Why We Need to Minimize It; Recognizing and Treating It

During this lecture, we will explore methods for recognizing and assessing pain in rodents, including the common pitfalls and challenges to accurate pain assessment in these species and promising new methods for point-of-care use. In addition, we will review evidence-based analgesic strategies and touch upon the need to weigh both the potential impact of analgesics and unalleviated pain on research outcomes.

Academy of Surgical Research 36th Annual Meeting

ONLINE – October 13 & 15, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern Time (North America; UTC -5)

Overview: The annual meeting breaks down barriers between colleagues around the globe and provides a platform to discuss and share best practices in surgical research. Attendees of the annual meeting have a great deal of diverse surgical research experience, facilitating the perfect atmosphere for cross-specialty consultation and accessibility to expertise. The concerns approached, questions answered and experiences shared in conversation between members of all backgrounds (scientists, technicians and veterinarians) at the annual meeting has strengthened science. Furthermore, the connections created by attendees do not end when the meeting concludes – long lasting support and best practice sharing are a hallmark of ASR and its members.

Who should attend? Those who are…

  • Veterinarians, Medical Doctors, Technicians, Scientists, Residents
  • Designing and managing studies
  • Performing surgeries or Involved in pre-, intra-, or post-operative support
  • Interested in the latest advancements in experimental surgical models and technologies

Academy of Surgical Research 36th Annual Meeting

ONLINE – October 13 & 15, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm Eastern Time (North America; UTC -5)

The following is a preliminary agenda.  Additional sessions and posters will be added as we approach the live meeting.

Tuesday, October 13:

Bridging the Translational Gap in Spina Bifida: Surgical Animal Models and In Utero Repair.
Marc Oria, PhD – Center for Fetal and Placental Research, University of Cincinnati

A bioengineered pancreas supports high density islet cell transplantation without immunosuppression in nonhuman primates.
Melanie L. Graham, MPH, PhD – University of Minnesota

Novel Technique for Wound Healing – Intact Fish Skin Grafts in the NHP.
Leslie Stoll, SRS, LATG, LVT – Charles River Laboratories – Safety Assessment, Nevada

Pre-clinical safety assessment of the Coventor Covid-19 ventilator developed at the University of Minnesota.
John Carney, MBA – University of Minnesota

Bronchoalveolar Lavage in the Nonhuman Primate.
Jon Ehrmann, B.S. SRS, SRA, LATG – Bristol-Myers Squibb

Aseptic Surgical Technique in Rodents: Fact or Fiction?
Bertrand Lussier, DVM, MSc – Université de Montréal

Thursday, October 15:

Pain in Rodents: Why We Need to Minimize It; Recognizing and Treating It.
Jennie Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM – Global Head of Animal Welfare and Compliance, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

Practicing the Art of Surgical Research in the Development of New Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals.
Vince Mendenhall, DVM, PhD – Consultant, Preclinical Surgery

Comparison of transdermal fentanyl and oral tramadol for lateral thoracotomy in dogs.
Kate Read, MA, Vet MB, MRCVS, Cert AVP – Covance

Nonhuman Primate Model of Critical Calvarial Defects
Heather DeLoid, DVM – Wake Forest School of Medicine

Evolution of a Cardiac Reperfusion Injury Model in Swine Over 15 years.
Randall Pielemeier, LVT, SRS, BS, LATg – Charles River Laboratories

The Role of Hemorrhage and Infection in the Outcomes of Patients with Open and Unstable Pelvic Fracture.
Andrew Khalifa, MD – John H Stroger Hospital of Cook County

Derivation of Respiratory Time and Volume from the Diaphragmatic EMG.
Michael Horsmon, MS, SRS – US Army CCDC – Chemical Biological Center

Posters:

Surgical Approach to Creating an Adjustable Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) in a Pig for MRI Perfusion Studies [Shawn Kozlov]

Microporous Polysaccharide Hemosphere (MPH)-Based Surgical Hemostat Powder Does Not Interfere with Healing When Applied to a Surgically-Created Ovine Bone Defect [Darcy Gagne]

Development of a Novel Expandable Graft for Repair of Congenital Heart Defects [John Carney]

The European Academy of Surgical Research Project [Delphine Bouard]

Extending the Use of Exposed Jugular Vascular Access Ports in Miniature Swine [Emily Callahan]

Implementation of Ethanol Injection to create a Complete Atrioventricular Block in a Rodent Model [Abdelmotagaly Elgalad]

Optimizing Echocardiographic Imaging in a Cardiomyopathy Swine Model [Martha Joslyn]

A novel low incision force asymmetric 3 edge blade for Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) application [Shawn Chen]

Local And Systemic Effects Of Fibrin* And Octyl-Cyanoacrylate** Adhesives Applied To Lung Lesions In Rabbits [Marcus Carvalho]

A usability survey comparing an asymmetric 3 edge blade to traditional symmetric blades for use as Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) incision tool [Steve Vargas]

Refining Rodent Vascular Access [Lena Medina, Instech]

Event Planning Team:

Sarah McFarlane
Event Coordinator, InsideScientific
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