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Thermal Imaging Courses

Learn professional-level thermal imaging and reap its benefits in your work!

Whether you have never used a thermal camera before or already have some experience, our three-day intensive course will take your skills to the next level. ​Check out our selection of courses, tailored for different professions, and choose the best match for you.

Register by 31 July 2024 and get a discount to your fee, at the super early bird rate!

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Thermal Imaging for Veterinary Clinics: 21 to 23 January 2025

Thermal Imaging for Zoos: 4 to 6 February 2025

Thermal Imaging for Scientists: 18 to 20 February 2025

Scroll down for the programme lecturers, venues, registration fees, and more

Thermal Imaging for Veterinary Clinics:
21 to 23 January 2025

 

Ideal for veterinarians, veterinary nurses, physiotherapists, and students in these fields.

In-depth lectures on

  • How to use thermal imaging in detecting local inflammation, nerve damage, thromboembolism and more

  • How to use thermal imaging to bring more precision in diagnosing lameness

  • How to select the right type of thermal camera for the needs of your clinic

  • How to avoid common measurement errors

  • How to utilise its visual potential in communication with your clients

Practical excercises with a variety of different thermal cameras, including practicing with animals at Veterinary Clinic Askel.

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Thermal Imaging for Zoos:
4 to 6 February 2025

 

Ideal for keepers, caretakers, and managers at zoos, as well as those carrying out research or monitoring in the wild.

In-depth lectures on

  • How to use thermal imaging to monitor animal health, thermal comfort, social cohesion, vitality of newborns

  • How to use thermal imaging to monitor animals in darkness, and more

  • How to select the right type of thermal camera for the needs of your zoo

  • How to avoid common measurement errors

  • How to create stunning displays for the public

Practical excercises with a variety of different thermal cameras, including practicing with animals at the Helsinki Zoo.

Thermal Imaging for Scientists:
18 to 20 February 2025


Practical excercises with a variety of different thermal cameras, including practicing with animals at Arador Health Science.

 

Ideal for scientists working with animal physiology, anatomy, behaviour, welfare, cognition, or veterinary medicine, as well as students in these fields.

In-depth lectures on

  • How to use thermal imaging in data collection on thermoregulation, functioning of the autonomic nervous system, febrile reactions, and more

  • How to design rigorous protocols and criteria for extraction of data from thermal images

  • How to select the right type of thermal camera for the needs of your institution

  • How to avoid common measurement errors

  • How to utilise its visual potential in peer-reviewed publications and in public communication of science

Programme

Each three-day course will run as follows:

​​​Tuesday, at the conference centre

Lectures and demonstrations: how thermal imaging works, its professional uses, how to achieve accuracy in measurements, and more.

 

Practical exercises: different types of thermal cameras, practising focusing on a moving target

Wednesday daytime, at the facility to visit

Practical exercises with a variety of animals

Wednesday evening, at the conference centre

Conference dinner

​​​Thursday, at the conference centre

Buidling on the exercises of Wednesday: rehearsing remaining areas of interest

In-depth discussions on how to tap the full potential of thermal imaging in your work

Lecturers

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Helena Telkänranta, PhD

Helena is the Founder and CEO of the research company Arador Innovations, and she leads its development of new thermal imaging methods to measure animal and human health. She has previously carried out thermal imaging research at the University of Helsinki, Finland and the University of Bristol, UK.

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Mari Tienhaara, DVM, PhD

Mari is the Founder and co-owner of Veterinary Clinic Askel, one of the leading expert facilities in Finland in veterinary thermal imaging. Mari has previously carried out thermal imaging research at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

Venues

 

The courses will take place in Helsinki, Finland, at the conference centre of Hotel Sokos Presidentti​.

Part of the practical excercises will be carried out with animals in real-life settings. The participants of the courses will be welcomed to the facilities of the following

Accommodation​

 

Participants of the course will receive a discount for room rates at Hotel Sokos Presidentti​ where the courses take place.

 

Alternatively, if you would like to stay somewhere else, we will provide you with recommendations on various types of accommodation nearby.  

A fruitful investment for any veterinary clinic, zoo, or research institute.

 

Early-bird tickets at a discounted price are now available!

 

The registration fee covers the following:

  • The three days of lectures and practical exercises

  • Course materials

  • A certificate for completing the course

  • Breakfasts and lunches

  • A course dinner on Wednesday evening

  • Shuttle bus travel between the venues

  • VAT when applicable.

 

The normal registration fee for all the above is 2,400 Euros.

Super early bird price:

Register by 31 July 2024 and get all the above for only 1,800 Euros

Early bird price:

Register between 1 August and 31 October 2024 for 2,100 Euros

Normal price:

Register between 1 November 2024 and 21 January 2025 for 2,400 Euros

 

Participants will also get a discount on room rates at Hotel Sokos Presidentti.

Extra discount for those registering for more than one course: you will get the registration fee of the second course (and third when applicable) at half the price. 

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