René Remie Rodent Surgery Training Course

Charles River and the René Remie Surgical Skills Centre (RRSSC) have joined their expertise and are pleased to offer a “hands-on” surgery training course. Held at the RRSSC in the Netherlands, this training is designed to be very practical and combines lectures with hands-on exercises, ensuring you receive the most comprehensive training experience. 

Black laboratory mouse sits on gloved male hand

This course will help you build a strong foundation of knowledge and skill in rodent surgery and allow you to train on simple procedures. You will learn about rodent surgery best practice, pre-and postoperative care, on-demand surgical techniques, and animal welfare in the surgical setting.

Day 1: Basic microsurgical techniques in rodents I (9h-17h)

Welcome, introduction, and expectations for the course:

•   Non-surgical techniques and good surgical practices including hemostasis
•   Suture materials and instruments
•   Setting the microscope

Practical exercises:

•   Microsurgical suture techniques on latex glove
•   Specific hands-on training session 1

Day 2: Basic microsurgical techniques in rodents II (9h-17h)

Asepsis – Simple and high-level implantation procedures:

•   Anesthesia and analgesia, including peri-operative care and monitoring

Practical exercises:

•   Specific hands-on training session 2

Day 3: Basic specific surgical technique training (9h-17h)

Catheterization procedures theory for vascular and non-vascular procedures:

•   Specific hands-on training session 4
•   Specific hands-on training session 5

For pricing, or to register, please contact:

Géraldine Enault
+33 4 74 01 69 69
[email protected]

Day 1: Basic microsurgical techniques in rodents I (9h-17h)

Welcome, introduction, and expectations for the course:

•   Non-surgical techniques and good surgical practices including hemostasis
•   Suture materials and instruments
•   Setting the microscope

Practical exercises

•   Microsurgical suture techniques on latex glove
•   Specific hands-on training session 1

Day 2: Basic microsurgical techniques in rodents II (9h-17h)

Asepsis – Simple and high-level implantation procedures

•   Anesthesia and analgesia, including peri-operative care and monitoring

Practical exercises

•   Specific hands-on training session 2

Day 3: Basic specific surgical technique training (9h-17h)

Catheterization procedures theory for vascular and non-vascular procedures

•   Specific hands-on training session 4
•   Specific hands-on training session 5

Day 4 & 5: Advanced Part 

Intensive hands-on training based on attendees needs and tips and tricks for the techniques of interest

For pricing, or to register, please contact:

Géraldine Enault
+33 4 74 01 69 69
[email protected]

3-Day Programs

25 to 27 March 2019
17 to 19 June 2019

5-Day Programs

25 to 29 March 2019
17 to 21 June 2019

For pricing, or to register, please contact:

Géraldine Enault
+33 4 74 01 69 69
[email protected]

Professor René Remie, Pharm D, PhD, author and editor of the Manual of Microsurgery on the Laboratory Rat, studied Pharmacy at the University of Groningen. In 1983, he specialized in pharmacology and did his PhD on the presynaptic modulation of noradrenergic neurotransmission in the portal vein of the freely moving rat. In 1990, he co-founded the Microsurgical Developments Foundation and was chairman ever since. In 1991, he specialized in Laboratory Animal Science and Welfare, and worked for nineteen years as a Laboratory Animal Scientist and Welfare Officer at Solvay Pharmaceuticals.

From 1997 to 2012, he held a chair on Microsurgery and Experimental Techniques in Laboratory Animals at the Groningen Centre for Drug Research, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. In 2002, he co-founded International Microsurgical Training Centre, was its Scientific Director and course leader.

In 2009, he started the René Remie Surgical Skills Centre where he is course leader. He is an experienced instructor for over 40 years.