Workshop on AHT 2016


    Owing to the rapid growth of the contract research organizations (CROs) over the last 10 years in India & other Asian regions, there is an increasing demand for trained professional & technical staff in laboratories to conduct toxicology / safety / efficacy studies, necessary to meet the regulatory requirements for pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food additives, pesticides and commodity chemicals, etc. Histopathological evaluation of organs and tissues plays a pivotal role in the assessment of both therapeutic efficacy as well as associated side effects. This workshop intends to provide strong grounding in the basic theory and hands-on experience in histotechnology that biologists require for preclinical as well as clinical research. The workshop will enable the participants in understanding the principles / procedures behind the preparation of thin sections for microscopy & basic microscopic features of different rodent organs / tissues. The participants will prepare thin sections (3-5 μm), stain with special dyes making the cellular details visible for microscopic examination, an essential part of evaluation during clinical / preclinical research. The participants will also perform microscopic analysis of nearly 25 organs / tissues including brain, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, heart, aorta, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, stomach, intestine, lungs, liver, kidney, etc.

Objectives

    Upon the conclusion of this workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize factors that affect histological procedures & results, identification of tissue/ organ architecture, cell components & their staining characteristics.
  • Understand the functional histology / microscopic architecture of 25 organs / tissues including brain, pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, heart, aorta, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, stomach, intestine, lungs, liver, kidney, etc.   
  • Compare / contrast the different cellular components using various histochemical techniques.    
  • Establish & perform preventative / corrective maintenance of equipment.
  • Establish quality control measures to maintain accuracy / precision

Highlights


  • Hands-on training at the NABL accredited (ISO-IEC 17025) Histopathology Laboratory, Central Animal Facility (Accreditation No.T-3331), SASTRA University.
  • The participants will be taught by the experts including board certified Veterinary / Toxicologic Pathologists and hands-on-training will be provided by trained histotechnologists.

Who should attend?

Graduate students / research scholars / postdoctoral fellows / faculty belonging to any branch of life science who need to use modern microscopic techniques in their projects / career & those who need a comprehensive introduction to histotechnology including imaging.