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Lab Animal Pathology Seminar

27/Jul/2018, Children’s Medical Research Institute, 214 Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead, NSW, 2145  

Registrations are now closed.

This seminar is designed primarily for veterinarians, other allied animal-based research scientists and animal care staff who are interested in learning how to recognise and interpret lesions in common laboratory animals. 

Emphasis will be on pathology but audience will also learn about etiology, diagnosis and control.  The seminar will encompass a wide range of diseases mainly in rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs but also in pigs and non-human primates, including infectious, neoplastic, iatrogenic, nutritional and metabolic conditions in various laboratory animal species.

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Dr. Irma E. Villaflor, Chief Veterinary Officer & Head of BioResources, Children’s Medical Research Institute


Invited Guest Speaker

Dr. Bruce Williams is the Senior Pathologist in the Veterinary Pathology division at the Joint Pathology Center (formerly the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology).  With over 25 years of experience in the areas of diagnostic and laboratory animal pathology, Dr. Williams is known around the world as the CEO of the Davis-Thompson Foundation (the largest organisation promoting veterinary and comparative pathology worldwide), and Director of over 100 courses in descriptive, gross and lab animal pathology.  He has published numerous articles on the pathology of various laboratory animal and domestic species, most notably of the domestic ferret, as well as book chapters on ferrets, rabbits, and guinea pigs and a host of other species.  He is the Coordinator and Editor of the Wednesday Slide Conference, an annual slide conference of 60 years with over 125 participating institutions. 

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