Release Date:  April 26, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-01-034

National Institutes of Health

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the NIH 
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) will present a workshop 
entitled Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee 2001:  A Research 
Odyssey, on June 21 and 22, 2001, in New York, New York.  The workshop 
is designed to provide institutional officials, IACUC representatives 
(chairs, members, administrators and non-affiliates), veterinarians, 
animal facility supervisors and technicians, principal investigators, 
postdoctoral students, graduate students, and laboratory technicians 
with a forum to learn about changes in Federal regulations and to 
discuss and evaluate effective strategies to enhance performance 
standards for the humane care and use of animals in research. 

Officials from the regulatory agencies, national organizations and 
prominent faculty in animal-related research have been assembled to 
present topics highlighting the humane care and use of laboratory 
animals. The topics will be delivered in lecture format; attendees will 
be given the opportunity to ask questions following the presentations 
and to exchange information in topic-related workshops. 

At the conclusion of the conference attendees will have gained a 
realistic view of what they would have to do to improve institutional 
compliance, reduce regulatory burden, understand the interdependent 
roles of the institutional official, the IACUC, animal care providers, 
research staff, and develop effective education, training and safety 

The workshop program and registration information are posted at:  


For questions or further information, contact:

Carol Wigglesworth
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
6705 Rockledge Drive
RKL 1, Suite 1050, MSC 7982
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7982
Telephone: (301) 402-5913
FAX: (301) 402-2803

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