Last update: Saturday 25th January, 2003

Marine Mammal Medicine Workshop

8th Marine Mammal Medical Workshop

Preliminary program

January 30th - February 2nd, 2003

Nausicaa - Boulogne-sur-mer - France

General information

January 30 and 31: reserved for veterinarians - February 1 and 2: open for trainers/keepers

Thursday, Friday and Saturday sessions will be held in the Cinema of Nausicaa, entrance in the main lobby. Sunday: The hands-on sessions will be held at the sea lion department with restricted number of participants (20 per sessions) and will be transmitted live at the Cinema. Language of the workshop will be English.


Wednesday January 29th 2003

Organized shuttles between Calais train/ferry stations/Boulogne train station and the hotel IBIS during the day.

18.00 - 21.00
Welcome, Registration and Cocktail party at Hotel IBIS

Thursday January 30th 2003

08.00 - 09.00
Welcome and registration at Nausicaa
08.30
Shuttle between Hotel IBIS and Nausicaa
09.00 - 11.00
Welcome by Ph. Vallette, director of Nausicaa and J.L. Bourgain, curator of marine mammals and Dr. G. Lacave, organizer of the medical workshop.
1st session - Diseases in stranded pinniped:
Etiology - epidemiology - pathology
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00
2nd session - Diseases in stranded and captive pinnipeds:
Etiology - epidemiology - pathology; includes a review of the PDV epizootic.
13.00 - 14.30
Lunch (at Nausicaa) - included in registration fee
14.30 - 16.00
3rd session - Diseases in stranded pinnipeds
First Aid in stranded animals
Diagnosis and treatments
16.00 - 16.30
Coffee Break
16.30 - 18.30
4th session - Diseases in stranded and captive pinnipeds :
Diagnosis and treatments
19:00
Shuttle back to hotel IBIS
20:00
Shuttle to Restaurant - included in registration fee
22.30 - 23:00
Shuttle back to hotel IBIS

Program timing might be changed depending on the sessions or relative interest of the participants.


Friday January 31th 2003

08.30
Shuttle between Hotel IBIS and Nausicaa
09.00 - 10.30
1st session - Diseases and treatments in stranded and captive pinnipeds:
Anesthesia
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.30
2nd session - Diseases and treatments in stranded and captive pinnipeds:
Surgery
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch (at Nausicaa) - included in registration fee
14.00 - 15.30
3rd session - Basic principles of zoo animals dentistry and dental treatment in pinnipeds
15.30 - 16.00
Coffee Break
16.00 - 17.30
4th session - Pinniped ophthalmology
17.30 - 18.30
5th session - Case presentations/Conundrum
18.30
Shuttle back to hotel IBIS
Welcome and registration at Hotel IBIS for trainers
19.30 - 20.30
"Grand public" evening + discussion at Nausicaa cinema
Tentative subject: oil spill effect on marine mammals
20.30
Shuttle from hotel IBIS to Nausicaa
21.00
Walking dinner "Cheese and Wine" at Nausicaa
Free evening visit of the Aquarium
(included for all in registration fee)
23.00-23.30
Shuttle back to hotel IBIS

Program timing might be changed depending on the sessions or relative interest of the participants.


Saturday February 1st 2003

08.00 - 09.00
Welcome and registration for the trainers at Nausicaa
08.30
Shuttle between Hotel IBIS and Nausicaa
09.00 - 11.00
New welcome by Mr. Ph. Vallette, director of Nausicaa and J.L. Bourgain, curator of marine mammals and Dr. G. Lacave, organizer .
1st session - Handling and restraint in wild animals
Human wounds and treatments
Introduction to the advantages of medical training in captive animals
11.00 - 11.30
Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00
2nd session - Medical training in captive animals
13.00 - 13.30
Sea lion educational presentation
13.30 - 14.30
Lunch (at Nausicaa) - included in registration fee
14.30 - 16.00
3rd session - Medical training in captive animals
16.00 - 16.30
Coffee Break
16.30 - 18.30
4th session - Medical training in captive animals
19:00
Shuttle back to hotel IBIS
20:00 - ?
Restaurant "Les gens de la mer" - Banquet - Party - included in registration fee (100 m from the hotel)

Sunday February 2nd 2003

08.30
Shuttle between Hotel IBIS and Nausicaa
09.00
Determination of the groups for the hands-on sessions (more or less 20 persons per group) - departure of first group to the sea lion department. Rest of the group goes to the Cinema. All sessions will be transmitted live and commented in the Cinema.
09.30 - 10.30
1st hands-on session at the sea lion department:
Body - eye and teeth check-up
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00
2nd hands-on session at the sea lion department:
Squeeze cage desensitization
12.30 - 14.00
Lunch at Nausicaa - included in registration fee
14.00 - 15.00
3rd hands-on session at the sea lion department:
Voluntary blood draws
15.30 - 16.30
4th hands-on session at the sea lion department:
Use of diagnostic tools: Ultrasound/X-rays ...
16.30 - 17.00
Coffee break
17.00 - 18.00
5th hands-on session at the sea lion department:
General session - review of some specific desensitization - participants choices
18.30
End of the workshop
19:00
Shuttle back to hotel IBIS
20:00
Departure to the Restaurant - included in registration fee

Tentatively: organized dinner for the participants still present the Sunday evening.


For more information, contact the workshop manager.   Mail Géraldine

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