Release Date:  February 6, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-01-016

National Institutes of Health

On March 24, 2001, the Applied Research Ethics National Association 
(ARENA), in conjunction with the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal 
Welfare (OLAW) and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), will 
present IACUC 101 (see  This one day 
course is designed to educate those who are new IACUC members, administrators, 
veterinarians, IACUC trainers, animal care staff, researchers, regulatory 
personnel, and others who have responsibility within their institution"s 
animal care program.  The course will provide a basic yet comprehensive 
overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care 
and use of laboratory animals and will be supplemented with examples and 
approaches for successful and effective administration.

On March 25, ARENA will hold its 2001 IACUC Meeting 
(see, which will focus on practical 
solutions for IACUCs as they maintain the balance between assuring animal 
welfare and facilitating valuable research, testing and teaching.  New this 
year will be a Mentoring Program designed to provide IACUC novices with a 
resource to help them understand their new responsibilities and to serve 
as a "guide" during the meeting.

The 2001 IACUC Conference (see of 
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), cosponsored by OLAW, 
AAALAC International, and UCSD, will be held March 26-27.  This annual meeting 
will explore innovative ways to manage the balancing act required of IACUCs, 
attending veterinarians and veterinary staff, institutional administrators, 
researchers, and those in policy-making positions.  

There is one on-line registration at 
that may be used for any of the three meetings.  All meetings will all be 
held at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego, California.


For questions for further information contact:

Carol Wigglesworth
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
RKL I, Suite 1050, MSC 7982
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982

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