Advanced Technical Skills Workshop: Cytology Lab (pre-conference)

  • 01 Nov 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Columbus Marriott Northwest - Dubin, OH
  • 4


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OWRA Members receive PRIORITY registration September 15 - 29th.  Workshop will be available to everyone on September 30.

This workshop covers microscopy basics: equipment capabilities and set-up, how to tune your scope to get the best images and information possible, basic care. Blood smears: blood sampling and techniques for preparing slides, blood cell ID, differential counts, recognizing hemoparasites and artifacts. Fecals: techniques for preparation; flotation and direct smears, ID of common fecal parasites. External parasites: techniques for sampling and preparing slides, ID of common external parasites. Hands on practice with microscopes and blood smears from various species (preparation of smears, staining and evaluating). Powerpoint images for parasite ID rather than physical slides Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion. This workshop has been approved for CE Credit by the OMVLB. Instructor: Dr. Julia Whittington, DVM, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Registration Information (use show details for pricing, full registration information and policies)

  • Pre-conference workshop with limited registration
  • May attend the workshop without registering for the conference; separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops. 
  • Registration fee includes handouts and certificate of completion
  • Membership must be current at the time of registration to receive the member discount. Membership period is Jan 1- Dec 31 and is not prorated.
  • Lunch is optional with this class for an additional $20; separate registration required. Vegetarian option available.
  • Walk-ins are accepted if space is available
  • Payment is due upon arrival
    • Pre-registration is preferred

If you need more information about the workshop, please email conference@owra.org.  For questions regarding your registration email registration@owra.org.

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