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Small Animal Pressure-Volume Assessment - Experimental Techniques Course

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM - Friday, January 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM (MST)

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Pressure-Volume Assessment Registration
Two-day training course covering Ventricular Pressure-Volume topics including hands on instruction.
8 Registrations Ended $1,495.00 $0.00

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Pressure-Volume Experimental Techniques Course

Thursday, January 22nd
1:00pm - 5:00pm
SpringHill Suites by Marriott
6845 West 103rd Ave
Westminster, CO 80021
Friday, January 23rd
9:00am - 5:00pm
Plato BioPharma
7581 West 103rd Ave. Suite 300
Westminster, CO 80021




Course Overview

This two-day comprehensive training course will provide instruction on the physiology, theory, utility, surgical skills, catheter placement, calibration methodologies, and experimental techniques necessary for optimum left ventricular pressure-volume measurements in Rats. 

Attendees will learn by demonstration, as well as gain hands-on experience with every step in the experimental procedure. Learning-by-doing amongst our experienced staff is the quickest method by which to master the skills required to successfully implement this technique into your laboratory.

The course is limited to 10 registered attendees to ensure that everyone will receive ample one-on-one time at the lab bench as well as with our technology experts learning to optimize their laboratory procedure.


Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the backgrounds and experimental techniques required to leverage this widely accepted method in cardiovascular assessment. Leaning on our expert staff while learning these techniques provides instant feedback while navigating the common pitfalls encountered when learning this technique for the first time. The hands-on learning format of the course provides an opportunity for attendees to gain direct experience with each part of the experiment, learning from scientists who have perfomed these procedures thousands of times.

After attending the course, guests will return to their own laboratories with the knowledge required to streamline their experimental throughput, following proper techniques to ensure the highest data quality and reliability.

Who Should Attend

This course is tailored to scientists who are considering the implications of adding Ventricular Pressure-Volume techniques into their research, or those who have recently purchased equipment to add this incredibly valuable measure into their laboratory. Seasoned users of Ventricular Pressure-Volume equipment will find the advice of our panel of experts incredibly valuable in honing their procedures and techniques. 

Course Agenda

The two-day event is intended to extend attendees' understanding of the background physiology, enhance their surgical skills, and optimize data analysis procedures.

 Discussion Topics for Day 1

  • Comparative Cardiovascular Physiology - A review of basic cardiovascular physiology
  • Pressure-Volume Loops - Pressure-Volume Loops are introduced, focusing on important landmarks of the cardiac cycle
  • Disease States - Systolic Dysfunction, Diastolic Dysfunction and Valve Diseases will be discussed along with the corresponding changes in PV Loop morphology
  • Heart Mechanics - Important Pressure-Volume parameters are introduced with their application to cardiac function
  • Pressure-Volume System Technology and Theory - Introduction to catheter theory and system operation
  • Calibration and Data Analysis - Requirements for proper calibration of Pressure-Volume data is discussed
  • Experimental Design - Proper experimental protocols and procedures are introduced

Discussion Topics for Day 2

  • In Vivo Surgical Demonstration - Carotid artery catheterization, apical stab catheter introduction and accompanying surgical techniques are introduced
  • Proper LV Catheter Placement - Leveraging software feedback to ensure proper catheter placement
  • Data Collection and Experimental Procedure - Techniques and best practices for collecting baseline, occlusion and calibration data are discussed
  • Calibrating data - Proper calibration procedures are demonstrated
  • Comparison of Heart Failure Model and Control - Considerations for varying models of cardiovascular disease are discussed
  • Hands-on Surgical Experience - Practice the surgeries you intend to utilize in your lab with the help of our experts
  • Data Analysis - Leveraging Pressure-Volume data and reporting your results

The in vivo demonstrations and hands on experience will be conducted onsite at our technology partner Plato Biopharma, Inc (PBI), a pre-clinical drug discovery contract research organization (CRO). Their vast and growing pharmaceutical and biotech industry experience results in the focused, data intensive, communicative approach that helps clients navigate the complex drug discovery process more rapidly and effectively. With laboratories designed and opened in 2008, the company is a leader in models of Cardiovascular, Renal, Pulmonary, and Hepatic diseases. PBI utilizes state-of-the- art data acquisition platforms, and offers a comprehensive suite of research services ranging from pharmacokinetics and target-based functional screens through complex proof-of-concept studies. PBI is based in the Denver metro area.

Terms and Conditions:
*This event may be cancelled or rescheduled by Instructor due to adverse weather, low class enrollment, catastrophic event or for other reasons.  All registrants will be notifed at least 30 days before the event and course registration fees will be fully refunded should course be cancelled.  

*Course cancellations must be received prior to 30 days before the start date of the event to receive a full refund. No-show's and late cancellations will be charged the full event price.

 If you would like to send someone in your place or receive a credit for a future training course, please contact the event coordinator at webinar.na@adinstruments.com.


Accommodations and Parking

There are a number of hotels in the area around the training location. It is recommended that out of town attendees reserve a room at the Springhill Suites by Marriott Westminster/Denver North. ADInstruments will provide transportion from the Marriott Westminster to Plato BioPharma the morning of January 23rd. Free parking is readily available at both the Springhill Suites Hotel and Plato BioPharma locations.

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When & Where

Plato BioPharma
7581 W 103rd Ave. Suite 300
Westminster, CO 80021

Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 1:00 PM - Friday, January 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM (MST)

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