European Rodent Pressure-Volume Loop & Cardiac Disease Model Workshop

European Rodent Pressure-Volume Loop & Cardiac Disease Model Workshop

This workshop hosted in Almere, The Netherlands is designed to enable attendees to optimize their microsurgical skills, gain experience in Admittance-based PV-Loop measurements, and be introduced to common cardiac disease models.

The goal of this workshop is to teach registrants to be able to perform rodent surgeries according to good laboratory practice standards and to be able to collect reliable blood pressure, left ventricular pressure (BP and LVP) and blood volume measurements. As part of RRSSC’s “no cure, no pay” philosophy, if a registrant is not able to successfully insert the PV-loop catheter into the animal, they will not have to pay the course fee in the next workshop.

As part of the course, participants will learn how to use Transonic’s patented ADVantage Pressure-Volume System, a catheter-based system that provides real-time feedback on catheter position, while also ensuring the most accurate load-independent data possible.  In addition, participants will have the opportunity to use emka TECHNOLOGIES suite of cardiovascular acquisition and analysis software, learning how to set up, acquire and analyze PV loops with confidence.

Extra Day Option:

An optional extra day is available to provide attendees with an opportunity to learn how to introduce a myocardial infarction through ligation of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), or to induce left ventricle hypertrophy by transverse aortic constriction (TAC).

At the lab each participant has their own set-up including operating microscope, surgical tools, suture materials and pathogen free laboratory rats or mice (as required). The number of attendees per course is limited to 8 participants.  Registration and completion of the training program includes the following: 

  • A numbered certificate
  • Hand-out of all PowerPoint slides used
  • Documentation on the surgical tools, catheters and operating microscopes used
  • Lunch, coffee, tea and soft drinks each day
  • Shuttle from the Bastion hotel to the 3-R’s facility
  • Group dinner on day 1

Please direct questions about this workshop to Astrid Haegens ([email protected])

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RRSSC Training Centre

Almere, The Netherlands

Registration Fee:

3-Day Course: €1980

Additional Day: €660

Workshop Dates:

JUN. 8 – 10, 2020

OCT. 5 – 7, 2020

Registration Form:

By completing this registration form your information will be directed to Transonic Systems Inc.  InsideScientific does not handle the data collected in this form.  If you do not receive confirmation of receipt regarding your application within 24 hrs, please email Astrid Haegens at [email protected]