Workshop on Stereotaxic Surgery in the Laboratory Mouse
The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME
Registrations are now being accepted. Please see "Registration" section below.
Registration is Open
15 - 17
This is a one-of-a-kind workshop on stereotaxic surgery in the laboratory mouse. This three-day intensive hands-on workshop is for those wishing to obtain training in the use of stereotaxic surgical techniques for brain manipulation. In addition to learning about different types of stereotaxic devices, this workshop also covers:
Survival surgery standards
How to Read a Vernier scale and Brain Atlas
Animal Positioning (ear bar placement)
How to Define Bregma
Brain Cannulation (Including ICVC and Bi-Lateral)
CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) collection
Additional procedures may be covered upon request and as time and ACUC approval permits.
This workshop may be used for continuing education units for AALAS re-certification.
The 2020 schedule is under construction. Please view the attached 2019 schedule for planning purposes.
For 2020 the check-in date will be Tuesday, April 14th and the check-out date will be Saturday, April 18th.
Shared lodging accommodations will be at Highseas Conference Center, a spacious mansion built in 1912, overlooking the entrance to Frenchman Bay and adjacent to beautiful Acadia National Park. This casual, dormitory-style housing consists of shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks will be provided at Highseas, including a lobster and steak dinner one night during the event. Wireless internet access is provided throughout the building and laundry facilities are available on site.
The registration fee does not include lodging. Please view the lodging section of this event page to view the Highseas lodging fee for this course.
Bar Harbor is approximately 5 hours by car from the greater Boston area. Rental cars are available from Hertz at either nearby airport. Additionally, there is a free Island Explorer bus system which can be used around the island and the national park.
Rideshare options like Uber or Lyft are not commonly available.