RELEASE DATE:  January 8, 2003

NOTICE: NOT-OD-03-017  

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare/NIH (OLAW) will co-sponsor with the 
Washington Association for Biomedical Research an IACUC 2003 workshop, 
"Building an Effective IACUC:  The Basics and Beyond," in Washington State on 
March 10, 2003.  The session will focus on topics of interest to IACUCs, 
their functions and responsibilities, and ways to effectively discharge their 
responsibilities under the PHS Policy and related GUIDE FOR THE CARE AND USE 
OF LABORATORY ANIMALS.  There will be sessions designed for novices and 
sessions for more experienced participants.

Conference agenda and registration information are available at:   


For questions or further information, contact:

Margaret C. Quinlan
Animal Welfare Program Specialist 
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 360
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982
301/402-4325 (phone)
301-402-2803 (fax)

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