2018 Schedule

Wednesday April 25th, 2018

7:00 -  8:00 am

Vendor Set-Up/Vendor Breakfast

8:00 –  8:45 am

Breakfast Buffet / Vendor Exhibits

8:00 –  8:30 am

Poster Set-Up

8:45 –  9:00 am

Opening Remarks – Bob Quinn


Moderator (morning session):  Mary Martin

9:00 –   9:45 am

Keynote Speaker- Christine Lattin, “Standing up for Science ”

9:30 – 12:00 pm

10:00 – 10:30 am

Poster Viewing

Authors w/Posters

9:45 – 10:30 am

Vendor Exhibits / Beverage Break

10:30 – 11:00 am

Jennifer Smith: Enhancement of Cardiovascular Research Models

11:00 –11:30 am  

Chris Schaffer:  Unexpectedly stalled: Understanding the cause and consequences of brain blood flow decreases in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease

11:45 –12:45pm   



Dessert/ Vendor Area to remain open until 4:45pm

1:15 –   2:05 pm  

Breakout Sessions

1. Misty Touchette:  Lessons from an Interview Coach - Getting Real About Getting Prepared Moderator: Ann Turner

2.  Lauren Pandolfo: : New Mighty Mouse in Town – Zebrafish, an emerging human health animal model

Moderator: Wendy Williams

3.   Lisa Clarey: Frontiers in Translational Medicine: Emerging Large Animal Models in Biomedical Research

Moderator:  Kathy Reinhard: SUNY Upstate Medical University

Session Raffle after 2nd Breakout (3)

1:30 –   4:00 pm

Poster Viewing

2:15 –   3:05 pm

Breakout Sessions: Repeat

3:15 –   4:00 pm

Beverage Break

3:30 –   4:45 pm


QUAD Tech Challenge- Robert Quinn, Rebecca Benz

Session raffle at the end of Challenge

6:15 – 7:45 pm

Reception, Dinner Buffet, Auction

Thursday April 26th, 2018

7:30 –   8:30 am

Breakfast Buffet / Vendor Exhibits


Moderator: (morning sessions)-  Ramaswamy M. Chidambaram

8:45 –   9:15 am

Monika Burns - A Collaborative Effort to Generate Transgenic Common Marmosets (Callithrix bacchus)

9:15 – 10:00 am  

Jeff Wyatt-  Laboratory Animal Vets and Physicians Saving the Rainforest with Hoof Trimmers and a Stethoscope

9:30 – 11:00 am

Poster Viewing

10:00 – 10:45 am

Vendor Exhibits / Break

10:45 – 11:30 am

Mike Shuler: Potential Role of Body-on-a-Chip Systems in Drug Development”

11:30 – 11:45 am

Closing Comments / Session Raffle

Mini-Management Session
Limited to 30 people - $60

April 26th, 12:30pm - 5pm
(Lunch buffet will be provided)


Jennifer Smith- Motivational Management

Gordon Yee - Burdensome balance of work and life

Misty Williams-Fritze-  Successfully Recruiting, Hiring, and Managing Millenials

Wendy Williams- Owning our role in fostering positive workplace interactions

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The keynote speaker is Christine Lattin, a post-doctoral associate at Yale University. Dr. Lattin studies house sparrows to improve our understanding of the impact of stress on animals and humans.  She hopes to learn how different neurotransmitters and hormones help animals successfully choose mates, raise young, escape from predators, and survive harsh winters and other challenging conditions. While stress helps animals and humans survive and cope with challenges, too much stress is bad and causes health problems. Yet we still don’t have a clear understanding of how and why stress switches from being helpful to harmful. She’s a self-professed animal lover with a background in bird rescue; yet has been targeted by PETA.  She has responded in a very positive manner, and states that “I care deeply about openness and transparency in scientific research, which is why all of my publications are freely available [here] on my website.”  Dr. Lattin will be starting a new position as Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University this fall.

Speaker Contact Information

Interested in learning more about our speakers?
Check out the Speaker Bios here!


Mary Martin

Ann Turner

Wendy Williams

Ramaswamy M. Chidambaram

Kathy Reinhard

Wendy O. Williams, DVM, DACLAM Clinical Veterinarian and Training Services Manager Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 T (607) 253-4251 / M (607) 592-3172 wow2@cornell.edu

Dr. Rachel Strittmatter Principal Clinical Veterinarian, Animal Resources,US Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 175 Briar Ridge Rd. Ridgefield, CT 06877 P: 203 798 5193 rachel.strittmatter@boehringer-ingelheim.com

Mr. Subibe Choudhury, B.Comm, MBA Associate Director, Administration Comparative Medicine and Animal Resources Centre, McGill University Faculty of Medicine McIntyre Medical Building 3655 Promenade Sir William Osler, Rm 1416 Montreal, Quebec H3G 1Y6 Subibe.choudhury@mcgill.ca Tel: 514-398-4400 ext. 0502 Fax: 514-398-7283

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