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When: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 - 4:;30 pm
Where: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Memorial Union, Old Wisconsin Room
Madison, Wisconsin 
United States
Contact: Marcy Green

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UAB Husbandry Workshop - What’s in Your Water:
Analysis and Adjustment of Water Quality for Culture of Research Zebrafish

Wednesday, June 20th 
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Old Madison Room

This workshop will explore the testing, interpretation, and adjustment of water quality parameters important for the optimal culture of zebrafish used in biomedical research.  Sessions will include lecture and hands on laboratory activities.

Program Agenda
8:00 am  Gathering Time
8:15 to 9:00 am Session 1 - Introduction to RAS and Making Water Lecture 
9:00 - 9:45 am Session 2 - Temperature and pH Lecture 
9:45 - 10:00 am  BREAK
10:00 - 10:45 am Session 3 - Conductivity (alkalinity and hardness) Lecture 
10:45 - 11:30 am Session 4 - Nitrogenous Wastes and Biological Filtration Lecture
11:30 am - 12:15 pm LUNCH
12:15 - 1:45 pm Session 5 - Lab for Temp, pH, Conductivity, Nitrogenous Wastes sessions
1:45 - 2:00 pm BREAK
2:00 - 4:00 pm Session 6 - Dissolved Gases, Lecture and Lab 
4:00 to 4:30 pm Session 7 - Questions/Discussions  

Credits, Certifications

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for the Water Quality section of OVPRED500, Zebrafish Online Husbandry Education Course 

There are 7 hours of contact time available.

Workshop Facilitators

Hugh Hammer, PhD - Program Manager, Aquaculture Education and Development Center, Gadsden State Community College, Gadsden AL 

Susan Farmer DVM, PhD - Assistant Director, Animal Resources Program; Co-Director Zebrafish Research Facility; Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Hugh and Susan have lead the Zebrafish Husbandry Education Training Team of the Zebrafish Husbandry Association (ZHA) since 2012. This Team created the OVPRED 500 Zebrafish Online Husbandry Education Course and the Zebra900 Zebrafish Husbandry Education Short Course that are now offered at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


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