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Mouse Models of Disease: Using pathology techniques to enhance phenotyping outcomes

5-7 February 2014
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

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This three-day meeting aims to bring together veterinary and human pathologists - together with scientists working with mouse models in academic and industrial research - to discuss the use of pathology and related in vivo techniques for phenotypic analysis of mouse models of disease. The programme will provide scientific, educational and training material.

The meeting will cover the investigation of three specific areas embryonic lethal, CNS and haematopoietic phenotypes. Sessions will cover the normal background anatomy and development as well as sampling and investigative techniques relevant to these areas (including imaging). The meeting will also focus on the use of histopathology to define morphological phenotypes and distinguish them from common spontaneous changes in mouse strains. 

Scientific sessions
Evaluation of embryos and neonatal mice
Characterising neurological and associated phenotypes
Evaluating haematopoietic and immune systems

Scientific programme committee
Cheryl Scudamore, BSTP & MRC Harwell, UK
Mark Arends, University of Cambridge and University of Edinburgh UK
Mohamed Slaoui, Sanofi Aventis, France
Laurence Fiette, Institut Pasteur, France
Aude J. Roulois, GSK, UK
Jacqui White, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK

Confirmed speakers

David Bannerman, Oxford University, UK
Brad Bolon
, Ohio State University, USA

Cory Brayton, John Hopkins University, USA
Steve Brown, MRC Harwell, UK
Marc Dheinan, CEA, France
Robin Franklin, Cambridge University, UK

Brian Huntly, CIMR, Cambridge, UK

Wolfgang Kauffman, Merck Serono, Germany

Georg Krinke, AnaPath GmbH, Switzerland

Tim Mohun, MRC, NIMR, UK

Susan Newbigging, TCP Canada

Lorna Richardson, MRC, IGMM, UK
George Vassiliou, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, UK
Barbara von Beust, Pathology Experts, Switzerland

Provisional programme
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CPD accreditation

This conference has been approved for CPD purposes by the Royal College of Pathologists (16 credits).

Registration and Accommodation

Registration Fees

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Day Delegate Rate Wednesday 5 February 135 155
Day Delegate Rate Thursday 6 February 135 155
Day Delegate Rate Friday 7 February 135 155

Early bird fees apply to registrations received on or before 7 October 2013

Day Delegate Rate does not include dinner

Registration has now closed


The accommodation packages include registration, meals and housing for the nights of the Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 February 2014. If you require additional nights this will be at the individuals own arrangement and expense, please contact The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre directly. The no accommodation packages include registration and meals only.

Important limited on-site accommodation

Bedrooms at The Wellcome Trust Conference Centre will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. Early registration is recommended.

If you are making your own accommodation arrangements we recommend contacting the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre.

Abstracts and Posters

Please ensure that you follow the abstract guidelines and upload your abstract during registration. If you are not ready to up-load your abstract at the time of registration, please e-mail your abstract document to no later than 6 January 2014 (posters only).

The scientific committee will assess your abstract and you will be notified whether you have been selected for a short talk or poster presentation. A young investigator poster prize will be presented at the conference.


Poster boards onsite will accommodate 118 cm high by 84 cm wide (A0- portrait) of printed material. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference programme book and poster boards will be allocated at the conference.


Travel Visas 

Once you have successfully registered please email if you require a supporting letter to assist with your visa application.


Bursaries and Sponsorship


We ask that you contact the organisations independently;

BSTP - - application details will be available soon
Journal of Comparative Pathology Educational Trust
Laboratory Animals



We would like to acknowledge the generous support from the following organisations:



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