Congratulations to our 2016 CALAS Symposium Talking Poster Award winner!

Tuesday 07/26/16

Congratulations to Jessie Chisholm, who is this year’s Talking Poster Award winner. This Animal Care Systems sponsored award is given to the technician whose talking poster presented at the CALAS Annual Symposium is judged to be the best. Selection is based upon originality, educational and scientific merit, organization and overall presentation, including oral projection and audience rapport. 

Jessie is currently a 3rd year veterinary student at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. She attained her Masters of Science degree in Veterinary Medical Sciences in 2014 from the University of Calgary. In her MSc degree, she evaluated physiological parameters during various euthanasia methods in laboratory rats. It is through this degree that led Jessie into laboratory animal science and a position as a laboratory animal technician at the University of Calgary. Prior to her MSc degree, she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology in 2011 from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Her poster was entitled “The relationship between loss of consciousness and bradycardia during gaseous euthanasia in rats” and introduced a new method of determining loss of consciousness during euthanasia, comparing it to the commonly used method of recumbency or cessation of movement, for which there is little evidence to support as a reliable proxy for loss of consciousness. 

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