Veterinary Bioscience Institute, a leading provider of surgical and biomedical education services, announced today that it will offer a Basic Principles of Mouse Laparoscopy workshop in addition to the workshops already introduced in 2009.
Online PR News – 10-December-2009 – – The Veterinary Bioscience Institute, a leading provider of surgical and biomedical education services, announced today that in addition to its already impressive list of surgical training workshops, it will offer a Basic Principles of Mouse Laparoscopy workshop beginning January 1st, 2010. Based in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, the Veterinary Bioscience Institute provides state of the art on-line and mobile rodent surgical and biomethodology training to the biomedical community throughout the U.S. and around the globe.
"This Mouse Laparoscopy workshop, demonstrates our continued commitment to providing high-quality and innovative surgical training for a globally dispersed biomedical community," said Szczepan Baran, chief academic officer of the Veterinary Bioscience Institute. “Laparoscopic procedures offer several advantages over laparotomies (open abdominal procedures). Laparoscopy results in less pain, faster recovery, earlier return of normal intestinal transit time and gastric emptying, and rapid return to regular activities. Newly developed mouse laparoscopy procedures allow for the examination of the mouse abdominal cavity and organs within it, and permit serial biopsy collections. We believe that by offering such an asset to the biomedical community, we play an important part in its future success by improving animal welfare, providing better quality data and decreasing the cost of studies," Baran added.
In addition, this workshop is a way for participants to obtain continuing education credits since VBI is an approved provider of continuing education by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE).