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Module 4: Experimental and Surgical Techniques, Design and Conduct of Research

Module 4: Experimental and Surgical Techniques, Design and Conduct of Research

The 4th ESLAV-ECLAM Summer School Module 4: “Experimental and Surgical Techniques, Design and Conduct of Research Programmes and Animal Experiments”, will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, between June 24-27, 2019.

  • Preliminary program (download latest version)
  • Follow the link for registration. Please pay through the paypal links at the bottom of this page after registration! *Registration is now closed!*

[Please note that registration is limited to 40 persons only. Registration priority is given to ESLAV members until February 28th, 2019. After this date, seats will be offered on first-come, first-served basis, so early registration is strongly recommended. Deadline for registration is March 31, 2019.]

The key objectives of this Summer School are:

  1. To learn about most relevant experimental techniques and models used in animal research.
  2. To understand the importance of quality, good scientific practice and experimental design of animal studies.

The programme will cover the following topics:

  • Dosing and sampling in research animals.
  • Experimental surgery, care of surgical patients, and specific surgical models and procedures.
  • Preclinical and veterinary clinical models for animal research.
  • Genetically modified animals.
  • Factors that can influence animal research.
  • Impact of gut microbiota and gnotobiology.
  • Quality, reproducibility, reporting, systematic reviews and meta-analysis of animal studies.
  • Therioepistemology, and experimental design of animal studies.

The main instructors are experts in the field such as Patricia Turner (Charles River, Canada), Klas Abelson (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Paul Flecknell (Flaire Learning, UK), Bonnie Lyons (The Jackson Laboratory, US), Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga (Radboud UMC, The Netherlands), Jann Hau (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Cory Brayton (Johns Hopkins Medicine, US), Axel Kornerup Hansen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Velmurugesan Arulampalam (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden), Malcom Macleod (University of Edinburgh, UK), Amir Kol (University of California Davis, US), Joseph Garner (Stanford University, US), Matthew Leach (Newcastle University, UK), and Adrian Smith (Norecopa, Norway).

The School has been kindly sponsored by Laboratory Animals Ltd, Charles River, Envigo, Janvier Labs, Scanbur and The Jackson Laboratory.

The School will take place at Bosön hotel, Lidingö, which is just about 30 minutes from Stockholm city centre using public transportation. The hotel is located in an island surrounded by sea and a beautiful nature. Besides the academic programme, there will be free time for indoor and outdoor activities including sports (gym, hiking, running, football, swimming) and other social activities such as barbeques, sauna, sea bathing, outdoor games, etc. This setting will allow plenty of network opportunities with colleagues.

The registration fee for ESLAV members is €755, and this includes School fee, lodging (3 nights in a single room at Bosön hotel), and meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks) for the length of the course (3.5 days). If lodging is not needed, the registration fee for ESLAV members is €450 and includes School fee, lunch and coffee breaks for the length of the course. For non-ESLAV members, the fee will be €50 more expensive for each option. These prices do not include airport transfers, local transportations, visa costs, airfares, insurances (travel or health), or any other additional expense.

Should you be interested in staying extra nights before or after the event, or bring a guest, we have arranged special prices of SEK 1090 (single); 1490 (double); 1690 (family room) for each extra night. Should you wish to bring a guest (who will not participate in the Summer School) you can share a room for an additional SEK 300 during the conference (includes breakfast). To book extra nights, please contact the Bosön hotel directly at or call +46 8 699 66 00, and quote “ESLAV Summer School”. For more information on the hotel, go to

On Friday June 28, 2019, a mock ECLAM exam will be organized at Karolinska Institutet. This exercise is an excellent training opportunity for those who are preparing the board exam. If you are interested to attend this free-of-charge event, please register separately via this link.

For other information, please contact  or Dr. Rafael Frias, Summer School Director at

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