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2017 District 8 AALAS Meeting - March 22 - 24, 2017
Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel - 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT

$128/night including free wifi, parking and shuttle to and from the airport.

Dual Tract Program: Husbandry Specific & Manager/Vet Tech
Mini-Leadership Academy

Program to include: Emerging Technologies, Diseases, and Research Models.
Timely Topics - Compassion Fatigue, Response to Disease Outbreaks, and Developing Social & Environmental Enrichment Programs.

Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

2017 District 8 Meeting Program

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
1-5pm Natural History Museum
5:30-7:30pm Welcome Reception - location TBD

Thursday, March 23, 2017
7-8 am Breakfast
8-8:15 Welcome and Announcements
8:15 - 9:45 Emerging Technologies, models: Gnotobiotics CRISPR
9:45-10:15am Break & Refreshments
10:15-11am Emerging Technologies, models: Guinea Pig, Baboon
11-12pm Special Topic: Zoo Enrichment/One Health

12-1pm Lunch

1-3pm Session 1: Husbandry Track: Basic Husbandry Issues
    1. Sanitation vs Disinfection vs Sterilization
    2. Primary vs Secondary Enclosures
    3. Freq. & Consistency of Cage Changes
    4. Methods for Identifying Animals
    5. Introduction to Hoods (Laminar vs BioSafety)
    6. Introduction to GLP

Session 2: Mini-Leadership Academy
3-3:30pm Poster Session, Break & Refreshments

3:30 - 5pm Session 1: Husbandry Track:
Developing Social & Environmental
    1. Rodents, Rabbits Enrichment Programs
    2. Pigs
    3. Calf ICU Enrichment
    4. Primate Retirement


Thursday 3:30 - 5pm Session, continued…

Session 2: Mini-Leadership Academy continues
5:30-7pm Vendor Meet and Greet Cocktail Reception, Posters

Friday, March 24, 2017
7-8am Breakfast
8-10am Session 1: Husbandry Track:
Care & Use of Emerging or Exotic Species
    1. Zebrafish
    2. Bats
    3. Bats #2 Session
    4: Manager/Vet Tech Track
    5. What's New in Analgesia

Session 2. TBD
10-10:30am Break & Refreshments
10:30-12pm Compassion Fatigue
12-1pm Lunch

1-3pm Response to Disease outbreak
    1. Ebola and Malaria
    2. Clinician Role in Emerging Diseases, Murine Zika model
    3. NHP model Zika