Release Date:  November 20, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-02-015

National Institutes of Health

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare/NIH (OLAW) and the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC) will co-sponsor the 7th National Symposium on 
Biosafety, entitled, "Managing Risk in Animal Care and Use," in Atlanta, 
Georgia, on January 26-30, 2002.  Additional co-sponsorship commitments have 
been received from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of 
Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC), the American Association for 
Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), the American College of Laboratory Animal 
Medicine (ACLAM), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service/USDA (APHIS), 
the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP), the Institute 
for Laboratory Animal Research/NRC/NAS (ILAR), the Lab Animal Magazine, 
Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW), the University of Georgia, the 
Agricultural Research Service/USDA, the Yerkes Primate Research Center, and 
others.  This education program will focus on managing hazards in the animal 
facility, animal facility design, safeguarding the U.S. against foreign animal 
diseases, and working with genetically modified animals.  The conference agenda 
and a registration form are available at the contractor's website:


For questions or further information, contact:

Margaret Quinlan
Animal Welfare Program Specialist
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
6705 Rockledge Drive
RKL 1, Suite 1050, MSC 7982
Bethesda, Maryland  20892-7982
Telephone:  (301) 402-4325
FAX:  (301) 402-2803

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