QUAD

SYMPOSIUM

April 3-5th, 2024


If you have questions, please visit the Quad-AALAS - Contact page or email info.quadsymposium@gmail.com


QUAD 2024 dates are set! 

General Registration is OPEN until all tickets are sold! Get your ticket and book your hotel ASAP so you don't miss out on this out-of-this-world event!

April 3-5th, 2024

Where: 1 MGM Way, Springfield, MA 01103


Scroll Down for Full Program Schedule!

UPDATES 2024: 

February 2, 2024: Program and Agenda posted below! 

Jan 19th, 2024: This year, we are offering a BASIC SUTURING DRY LAB on Friday from 12:15-3pm. Lunch is included and take home a suturing kit! Spots are limited! Click here to register. 

Jan 5th, 2024: General registration is now OPEN! See Registration page for details. Hotel information is also available on the registration page. Please book your hotel ASAP so you don't miss out on your room! 

Jan 3rd, 2024: Vendor Registration is now OPEN! See vendor page for details.


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2024 QUAD SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

Wednesday, April 3rd

Vendor Registration/Setup: 2-6pm - Vendors see dedicated page for details!

General Registration open: 3-6pm 

Welcome Reception: 6-8pm 

Aria Ballroom

THURSDAY APRIL 4TH / MORNING SESSION

7:15 – 8:00AM                 Vendor Set-Up / Vendor Breakfast

7:15AM   Registration opens

8:00 – 8:45AM                 Breakfast Buffet

Vendor Exhibits

8:45 – 9:00AM                 Opening Remarks – Kevin Phelps, Quad Chair

9:00 – 10:00AM               Keynote: Dr. Ethan Lester

Topic: Bend, Don’t Break! Skills for Promoting Psychological Flexibility in Your Work and Beyond

Moderator: Kevin Phelps

10:00 – 10:45AM            Vendor Exhibits / Beverage Break

10:15 – 10:45AM            Poster Discussion Session w / Authors

10:45 – 11:30AM            Dr. Lucy Kennedy

Topic: The Legal Landscape of the Modern Animal Rights Movement

Moderator: Dr. Ramaswamy Chidambaram

11:30AM – 12:15PM       Joshua Barber

Topic: Aquatic Model Organisms in Research

Moderator: Dr. Ramaswamy Chidambaram

12:15 – 1:00PM               Lunch

1:00 – 1:30PM                 Dessert (Vendor Area to remain open until 4:45PM)


THURSDAY APRIL 4TH / AFTERNOON SESSION

1:30 – 2:15PM (repeated sessions)                

Breakout Session Speaker #1: Dr. Anna Voigt

Topic: Giant African Pouched Rats

Moderator: Dr. Ramaswamy Chidambaram

Breakout Session Speaker #2: Dr. Connor Balzer

Topic: Overview of Non-Human Primate Infectious Agent Prevalence

Moderator: Jennifer Martinez

Breakout Session Speaker #3: Dr. Cara Mitchell

Topic: Naked Mole Rats in Research

Moderator: Dr. Pradeep Dumpala


2:15 – 3:00PM  (repeated sessions)              

Breakout Session Speaker #1: Dr. Anna Voigt

Topic: Giant African Pouched Rats

Moderator: Dr. Ramaswamy Chidambaram

Breakout Session Speaker #2: Dr. Connor Balzer

Topic: Overview of Non-Human Primate Infectious Agent Prevalence

Moderator: Jennifer Martinez

Breakout Session Speaker #3: Dr. Cara Mitchell

Topic: Naked Mole Rats in Research

Moderator: Dr. Pradeep Dumpala

3:00 – 3:30PM                 Vendor Exhibits / Beverage Break

3:30 – 4:45PM                 QUAD Tech Challenge – Katie Allen

6:00 – 8:30PM                 Reception, Dinner Buffet, and Auction


FRIDAY APRIL 5TH

7:30 – 8:30AM                 Vendor Exhibits / Breakfast Buffet

7:15AM   Registration opens

8:30 – 9:15AM                 Dr. Rebecca LaFleur

Topic: New Vivarium Nightmare: Facing Unexpected Challenges of Operating a New Rodent Vivarium

Moderator: Dr. Ramaswamy Chidambaram

9:15 – 10:00AM               Dr. Kevin Lominac

Topic: Humanized Mice: What are They and Why Bother with Them?

Moderator: Karrie Southwell

10:00 – 10:45AM            Vendor Exhibits / Morning Break

10:00 – 10:45AM            Poster Discussion Session w / Authors

10:45 – 11:30AM            Dr. Marc Hulin

Topic: Positive Intelligence (PQ) - A Change Management Tool

Moderator: Dr. Robert Quinn

11:30AM – 12:00PM       Closing Remarks / Poster Prizes Presented – Kevin Phelps, Quad Chair




FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH / MINI MANAGEMENT SESSION (Pre-registration Required and Lunch Included)

Moderator: Kevin Phelps

12:15 – 5:00PM              

Mini Management Speaker #1: Travis Stein

Topic: Neurodiversity in the Workplace, Creating a Neuroinclusive Galactic Republic

Mini Management Speaker #2: Laura VanParys

Topic: Setting up Your Employees for Success

Mini Management Speaker #3: Pam Straeter

Topic: Shift Happens

Mini Management Speaker #4: Penny Devlin and Caleb Whitfield

Topic: Streamlining Safety: Leveraging Lean Methodology to Assess Compliance with Communication of Chemical and Biological Hazards Used in Animals

FRIDAY, APRIL 5TH / DRY-LAB SUTURE TRAINING SESSION (Pre-registration Required and Lunch Included)

12:15 – 3:00PM

Moderator: Dr. Pradeep Dumpala

Instructors: Dr. Erica Feldman, Dr. Cara Mitchell, and Dr. Pradeep Dumpala



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