Coral Tissue Slide Reading Workshop

McCarty and Peters McCarty_and_Peters at
Sat Dec 14 10:52:56 EST 2002

Dear All,

A 3-day workshop on reading histoslides of coral tissues will be
presented following the course "Diseases of Corals and Other Reef

The workshop will be held at Mote Marine Laboratory's Center for
Tropical Research (CTR), Summerland Key, Florida.  It will begin on
Monday, July 21, and end on Wednesday, July 23, 2003.  These dates were
selected to accommodate travel plans for those who might be attending
the 7th International Conference on Coelenterate Biology (July 7-11) and
the disease course (July 12-20), although slight shifts in scheduling
might be possible.

Based on availability of microscopes, at this time the session is
limited to five participants.  Students attending the disease course
will be accepted first, then others.

Lecture and slide-reading sessions will alternate, to cover the

        Introduction to histology and histopathology

        Techniques for the preparation of coral tissues for
                light and electron microscopic examination

        Coral anatomy and histology

        Histopathology of diseased corals

Participants are encouraged to bring their own histoslides for
discussion.  Scleractinian corals will be the primary focus, but other
tropical cnidarian groups could also be discussed.

Cost of the workshop will be $460 for professionals and $320 for
students (includes instructor fee, materials, CTR daily lab fee).  Rooms
will be available at CTR for an additional $30 per night plus taxes.
The participant will be responsible for paying for all meals and travel
expenses to/from CTR.

Please let me know if you would like to participate in this workshop.

        mccarty_and_peters at

Esther Peters, Ph.D.
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