Louis D Hyndman Sr Lecture 2019

What Can Researchers Learn From Trained Superstar Rats? Keynote Speaker - Dr. Cathy Schuppli, UBC Sep 23, 2019, Room 150 Telus International Centre, University of Alberta

REO - 29 August 2019

3:00-4:00 pm

Keynote Address: What Can Researchers Learn From Trained Superstar Rats?

Dr. Cathy Schuppli, MSc PhD DVM
University of British Columbia

Dr. Schuppli is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Animal Welfare Program and a Clinical Veterinarian in UBC Animal Care Services. Her research interests include understanding the relationship of humans with animals, research ethics and researching practical ways to improve the emotional experiences of animals involved in animal research.

Dr. Schuppli has a BSc in Zoology from the University of Guelph and an MSc in Zoology from the University of Alberta. She then went on to do a PhD in animal welfare at the University of British Columbia and a DVM at the University of Saskatchewan. Her compassion for animals and desire to safeguard their welfare has been the driving force in her career.

4:00-5:00 pm

Challenges of Translating Research in the Field of Spinal Cord Injury

Dr. Karim Fouad, PhD
University of Alberta

The translation of research to clinical treatment in areas such as spinal cord injury (SCI) is challenging. One way to make preclinical research in SCI more clinically relevant for human patients is to incorporate rehabilitative training for animals. This is standard for patients with such injuries and it also seems to be a key to successful research translation.

The event is free but space is limited. Please register here.

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