Animals

Göttingen Minipig Symposium 2016

August 17 - 18, Madison, WI

The minipig has become a valuable animal model for studying human disease and developing new therapeutic agents and devices. The Göttingen Minipig Symposium serves as an opportunity for individuals who work with and care for minipigs to gather and discuss new ideas and methods. The meeting provides an opportunity to discuss innovative methods of enrichment and socialization for these highly intelligent animals and opportunities to enhance their care and welfare.


Wednesday, August 17 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

A full day of talks and networking with other minipig users.

Topics include:

  • US and EU Harmonization of Procedures
  • The Minipig as a Model for Biodefense
  • Ocular Imaging
  • Alternative Routes of Administration
  • Practical Considerations for Toxicology
  • Acclimation, Socialization and Enrichment
  • Catheters, VAPs and Surgical Procedures

Lunch will be provided along with a networking reception on Wednesday evening.

Thursday, August 18 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Workshops covering training minipigs, and surgery.

Morning Workshops (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

  • VAPs and Catheters - Hands-on demonstration and refinement of procedures used for blood collection and dose administration in minipigs.
  • Ocular Imaging - Demonstration of how to obtain spectralis images and/or fundus images with a fundus camera and other ocular imaging approaches in the minipig.

Afternoon Workshops (1 p.m. - 5 p.m.)

  • Clicker Training - Demonstration of operant conditioning using clickers to manage behaviors in minipigs.
  • VAPs and Catheters - Hands on demonstration and refinement of procedures used for blood collection and dose administration in minipigs.

Workshops tend to fill up quick, so register soon.

Posters Welcome

We also welcome abstracts for posters that can be presented during coffee breaks. We encourage you to submit any posters that involve the Göttingen Minipig.


Registration is now closed for this event


Please contact msalerno@marshallbio.com with any questions. We hope to see you in August.