Baker Institute Advanced Surgical Techniques Workshop

We invite you to join us at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne for our two-day workshop on Advanced Surgical Techniques for Cardiac Catheterisation in Small Animals.

This course will be hosted by Dr. Daniel Donner.

This course has been designed to assist scientists who are:

  • New to Pressure Volume Measurement
  • Interested in learning the theory and practical aspects of Cardiac Catheterisation

About the Baker Institute:

The Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is an independent, internationally renowned medical research facility, with a history spanning more than 95 years. The Institute's work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies with a focus on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and associated metabolic diseases.

About The Presenter

Dr. Daniel Donner

Dr Daniel Donner (PhD) is the head of the Preclinical Cardiology Microsurgery and Imaging Platform and microsurgical trainer for the AD Instruments Pressure-Volume system. International industry and academic partners engage his team’s expertise in preclinical cardiology models and phenotyping for preclinical trial strategy, design, and delivery.


Seminar Agenda (30th Nov):

The seminar is expected to run between 9am and 4pm, with lunch provided. This Seminar will also include a live demonstration of cardiac catheterisation

  • Rodent cardiovascular anatomy 
  • Introduction to rodent models of disease
  • Assessments of cardiovascular physiology
    • Non-invasive (repeatable) examples
    • Invasive (terminal):  
      • Cardiac Catheterisation  
      • Pressure-Volume Cath (focus)
  • The Cardiac Catheterisation procedure
    • Preparation 
    • Anaesthetic – Injectable vs. Inhalation 
    • Intubation/Ventilation (optional)
    • Surgery & Insertion 
    • Recording 
    • Pressure-Volume Relationship VC Occlusions 
    • Saline Parallel Conductance Correction 
    • Blood Conductance Calibration 
  • Analysis & Data Validation


You can register to attend one or both days of this workshop. Practical training on the 1st of December is only available to attendees of the full-day seminar. Please be advised that there are a limited number of places available for the second day of practical training.

Seminar Only (30th Nov) …….. AUD1,000 (ex. GST)
Seminar and Practical Training (30th Nov - 1st Dec) ……..  AUD2,500(ex. GST)
Please note that the above pricing does not include transport or accommodation.

If you have any questions about this event please email