This workshop is essential for those who want to master catheterization techniques of the jugular vein, the femoral vein, and the carotid artery in rats and mice. These models allow for automated blood sampling using instruments such as the BASi turning cages in combination with the Culex autosampler.

Attendees can expect activities such as:

  • catheterization of the rat or mouse jugular vein
  • catheterization of the rat or mouse femoral vein
  • catheterization of the rat or mouse carotid artery
  • catheterization of the rat or mouse hepatic portal vein
  • other techniques of special interest to participants by agreement before or during the module

Please find the course program here.


Almere, The Netherlands

Registration Fee

  • Industry: €4500
  • Government and Foundations: €3500
  • Academic: €3250

Workshop Dates

Dates will be announced soon

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René Remie Surgical Skills Centre

A brilliant course leader and innovator who has over 40 years of experience teaching, guiding, and training burgeoning scientists in their lab animal surgical skills. He is best known for his extensive work and procedures surrounding rodent best practices, pre/post-op care, and animal welfare in the surgical setting.

Senior Instructor

René Remie Surgical Skills Centre

A specialist in many microsurgical and general techniques, i.e. anatomy, suturing, intubation, telemetry implantations, vascular and non-vascular catheterizations, myocardial infarction models, stereotaxic surgery, and more. She has experience in rats, mice, hamsters, and guinea pigs.

Senior Instructor

René Remie Surgical Skills Centre

Research interests include medical applications of plasma science, electrosurgery, wound healing, and fundamental cell biology. In 2014 she graduated in veterinary sciences from Ghent University, Belgium. She has an unmatched knowledge of guinea pigs and is a senior instructor at RRSSC.

Workshop Sponsor

BASi – Bioanalytical Systems, Inc.

SAI Infusion Technologies