The 12th TALAS International Conference Program 5-7 June 2018

08:00 – 09:00
09:00 – 10:30

Keynote Topic: All about Dengue Viruses, Vectors and Animal Models – Why it is complicated?"

COL Louis R. Macareo, MD, JD, MPH
Chief, Department of Virology United States Army Medical Directorate,
Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (USAMD-AFRIMS), Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Piyanate Sunyakumthorn, PhD
Chief, Immunohistochemistry and Molecular Pathology Department of Veterinary Medicine, USAMD-AFRIMS

Collaborator:Dr. Alongkot Ponlawat, PhD
Chief, Vector Biology and Control Section Department of Entomology, USAMD-AFRIMS

Moderator: LTC Christine Ege
Chief, Department of Veterinary Medicine, USAMD-AFRIMS
09:30 – 10:00
Coffee/Tea/Snack Break and Visiting Exhibition
11:00 – 12:00

Model selection - Choosing the Mouse Line for Your Research

Dr. Patrick Sharp; DVM, MRCVS, DACLAM
Chief Executive Officer, Animal Resources Authority
Adjunct Professor, School of Veterinary and Life Science, Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia

Moderator: Dr. Cholawat Pacharinsak DVM, PhD, DACVAA
Assistant Professor and Director of Veterinary Anesthesia, Pain Management and Surgery
Department of Comparative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA, USA
12:00 – 12:45

Panel Discussion: High Quality Laboratory Animal Research and Testing Services in Thailand (some presentations will be in Thai for Thai audiences)

Speakers: Representatives from the following institutes (5-10 min each):

1. USAMD-AFRIMS, AAALAC International accredited since 1999 (Presentation in English and Thai)
LTC Christine Ege and Dr. Rawiwan Im-erbsin
2. National Laboratory Animal Center (NLAC), Mahidol University AAALAC International accredited since 2013
Dr. Surachai Chantip
3. Thai Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)
Dr. Wipaporn Phatvej
4. Chulalongkorn University Laboratory Animal Center (CULAC)
Dr. Thanis Damrongwatanapokin
National Primate Research Center of Thailand-Chulalongkorn University (NPRCT-CU)
Dr. Suchinda Malaivijitnond

Moderator: Dr. Parntep Ratanakorn
12:45 – 14:00
Buffet lunch
14:00 – 16:15

Panel Discussion: The New Trend – Microbiome and Gnotobiotic Research

Moderator: Dr. Suzanne Craig

• Gut Microbiome Research – A New Frontier (25 min)
Dr. Patricia V. Turner, MS, DV.M, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT, DECAWBM
Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare Charles River, Wilmington, USA

• Microbiome Research – Setting up and Maintaining Gnotobiotic Program (50 min)
Dr. Suzanne Craig, DVM, DACLAM, MBA
Professor & Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Collaborator: Dr. Caroline Westwater, PhD Director of the Gnotobiotic core, MUSC

• Setting up Gnotobiotic System Using IVCs (15 min)
Dr. Vanessa Jensen, DVM, DACLAM
Associate Professor and Deputy Chair, Department of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

• Gut Microbiome Research - Potential Pitfalls (15 min)
Dr. Patricia V. Turner, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT, DECAWBM
Corporate Vice-President, Global Animal Welfare Charles River, Wilmington, USA

Panel Discussion and Q&A (30 min): All speakers
16:15 – 16:30
Coffee/Tea/Snack Break and Visiting Exhibition
16:30 – 17:00

Annual TALAS General Assembly Meeting (TALAS members)

Moderator: Dr. Wantanee Ratanasak,
Secretariat, TALAS
17:00 – 17:15
Closing Remark

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