RELEASE DATE:  January 30, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-04-022

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare will join the Scientists 
Center for Animal Welfare and the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in co-
sponsoring an advanced training course for members of Institutional 
Animal Care and Use Committees on March 5, 2004.  It will be held at 
the Turner Building, JHU East Campus.  The meeting will focus on 
complex topics arising about the welfare of animals in research. The 
program will include small discussion groups and sharing of information 
among the participants concerning issues and controversies involving 
compliance with Federal laws and regulations in research activities 
involving animals. 

The program and registration information are posted at  


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 360
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7982
Telephone:  (301) 402-4325
FAX:  (301) 402-2803

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