JUNE 29-30 WORKSHOP ON ANIMAL WELFARE AND GOOD LABORATORY PRACTICES IN 
DETROIT

RELEASE DATE:  February 24, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-04-031

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) will co-sponsor a 
focused workshop, “Balancing Animal Welfare and Regulatory Compliance 
Issues in Preclinical Studies,” with  the Department of Pharmacology 
and Toxicology, Michigan State University, on June 29-30, 2004, in 
Detroit, Michigan.  Additional co-sponsors include the Food and Drug 
Administration, Michigan Society for Medical Research, and the Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.  The conference will bring 
together internationally recognized leaders of the scientific and 
regulatory communities to identify the issues and to discuss 
harmonization of animal welfare standards in biomedical research.  

Additional information is posted at 
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/westin_062904.doc.

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  
Fax:  301-402-2803  
quinlanm@od.nih.gov


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