PRLog (Press Release) - May 3, 2010 - The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI), in collaboration with ALN magazine, announced this week that due to high demand, they will be adding a second webinar entitled Vascular Catheterization in Rodents. This webinar is hosted by Marcel Perret-Gentil, DVM, MS from the University of Texas and Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS from the Veterinary Bioscience Institute. Again, this demonstrates that topics presented by the Veterinary Bioscience Institute are timely and fulfill a need within the biomedical community. These webinars, which are part of the Rodent Surgery webinar series, enable VBI to reach a globally dispersed biomedical audience, provided they have a high speed internet connection. This is important in today’s challenging economic times since institutions often do not have the funds to send personnel to training sessions outside their facilities. Another advantage is that personnel do not have to travel away from their facility. So there is no additional travel time outside the office. VBI also provides access to the webinar content through their proprietary Learning Management System or the on-demand webinar platform. This allows participants to review the content after they have had time to digest the information provided during the webinar. This webinar has been especially popular because vascular catheterization of rodents is a procedure widely used in various areas of biomedical research, especially toxicology which allows repeated or constant intravenous administration of compounds and the collection of multiple blood and lymph fluid samples. It is also useful for the measurements of blood pressure.
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The Veterinary Bioscience Institute (VBI) is dedicated to providing an environment that nurtures and promotes active and self-directed instruction through E-learning and mobile on-site consulting/training services. VBI specializes in the art and science of experimental surgery and bioethics while promoting the responsible use of animals. The institute encourages communication and interaction throughout the laboratory animal community by providing an online platform. VBI acts as a central resource to members of the laboratory animal and biotechnology communities on matters of rodent surgery, biomethodologies, bioethics and welfare.
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