June 4-8, 2012
This five-day course will cover modern methods of mineralized tissue preparation for light and scanning electron microscopy. It is designed for research scientists, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and histology technicians who use, or plan to apply, modern morphological techniques to study mineralized tissues. Lecture-demonstrations will generally be held in the morning and laboratory sessions in the afternoon. During lunch, Baylor College of Dentistry faculty will present their research, and participants will have the opportunity to share their research projects. Attendees can send specimens in advance to facilitate working on their own materials during the course.
The course topics include:
- Proper perfusion and tissue fixation
- Usable specimen sizes
- Titanium implants in specimens
- Maintaining specimen orientation
- Making and handling methyl methacrylate
- Cutting paraffin and crystal sections
- Use and maintenance of Isomet saw and accessories
- Grinding, polishing and gluing sections on microscope slides
- Special stains
- Fluorescent analysis of mineralized tissues
- Morphometrical analysis
- Measuring bone and tooth growth
- Microwave decalcification using the Pella Bio-Wave
Course tuition is $1,500 and includes lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, Welcome Reception, Thursday night dinner and a handout binder/DVD-ROM.
The registration deadline is May 31, 2012. To register, click on Registration Form and print a hard copy of the form, fill it out and return it to Connie Tillberg by mail or fax (see below for mailing address and fax number). The form will allow the faculty to assess the participants' knowledge level and field of interest. Full payment must be submitted with the registration form. Payment by credit card can be made through the following Registration Payment link:
Payment by check or money order made out to "Baylor College of Dentistry - Histology Core" is also acceptable; checks should be sent by mail with the completed registration form to Connie Tillberg at the address below.
Refunds of tuition, except for a nonrefundable deposit of $100, may be requested up to noon on the Friday (June 1, 2012) prior to the beginning of the course.
Travel, accommodations and other meals are not included in the $1,500 course tuition. There are several hotels within a reasonable distance of Baylor College of Dentistry (see list of hotels).
A limited number of travel scholarships are available to members of the American Association of Anatomists (see registration form, page 2).
Baylor College of Dentistry is a 20-minute taxi ride from Love Field or a 40-minute ride from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
For more information, contact:
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Baylor College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Ave.
Dallas, TX 75246
Course sponsored by:
Office of the Associate Dean for Research and Advanced Education at HSC-Baylor College of Dentistry
Read about the successful outcome of the mineralized tissue course presented on June 6-10, 2011!