2019 IAAAM Pre-Conference Workshops

Diagnostics Techniques in Elasmobranchs Workshop

Presented by: Natalie Mylniczenko, Francois Lampen, Caryl Knox

This techniques workshop will focus on a variety of diagnostics in elasmobranchs. The workshop will start with animal exams, didactic lectures and then switch to a wetlab/practical format where attendees can focus their time on ultrasound, endoscopy, and practical sampling techniques including blood drawing. CSF sampling, coelomic fluid sampling and the opportunity to necropsy cadavers.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: uShaka SeaWorld
Cost: $50
Includes: Lunch and transportation
Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants: 16 / 20

Stranding and Necropsy Workshop - Lessons from Long-Term Work in South Africa

Presented by: Dr. Stephanie Plön

This will be a one-day workshop with both presentations and hands-on experience in the form of a necropsy. Introductory information on stranding response, how to establish a stranding network, and basic necropsy training for delegates from other regions in Africa who are wanting to start out with a stranding network, as well as an overview of achievements in South Africa based on some 25 years of stranding response and 13 years of necropsy experience with both stranded and bycaught cetaceans will be presented. To set our local work and achievements into the global context, contributions to presentations will be invited from both local and international collaborators.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Where: KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board wetlab. Transportation will be provided.
Cost: Free for attendees from developing countries courtesy of IFAW; $50 for all other attendees
Includes: Lunch and transportation
Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants: 8 / 16

ZIMS for Medical Training

Presented by: Rachel Thompson; rachel.thompson@species360.org

Learn basic data entry tips, how to maximize efficiency, and search your ZIMS records to quickly retrieve valuable medical information. Understand the global medical resources and how these tools can support your medical team. Learn about upgrades to husbandry features including streamlined data entry options and new graphing and reporting tools that support the unique needs of aquariums. Course will focus on time saving tips and best practices in medical record keeping; however, instructor will tailor content based on attendee feedback and specific needs.

When: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Tsogo Sun Elangeni & Maharani (IAAAM conference hotel)
Cost: $100
Includes: Light breakfast and afternoon break; a digital copy of the slides and write-ups
Minimum / Maximum Number of Participants: 5 / 25