National Animal Welfare Education Program Workshops and Conferences for 2008

Notice Number: NOT-OD-08-043

Key Dates
Release Date: February 14, 2008

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov/)

Background

The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) supports training programs to further the understanding of federal regulations, guidelines, and policies to ensure the humane care and use of laboratory animals.  Workshops are hosted at various locations across the country and provide an educational opportunity for anyone involved in animal care and research.

Date

Location 

Host Organization 

Program 

03/05/08

Seattle, WA

Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR)

NWABR 2008 IACUC Regional Education Conference

03/05/08-03/06/08

Beltsville, MD

USDA Animal Welfare Information Center **

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop  

03/26/08

Atlanta, GA

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

IACUC 101

03/27/08-03/28/08

Atlanta, GA

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R)

PRIM&R 2008 Annual IACUC Conference

04/15/08

Galveston, TX

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas Branch AALAS

IACUC 101

05/07/08

Bethesda, MD

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

SCAW IACUC-Advanced

05/14/08-05/15/08

Beltsville, MD

USDA Animal Welfare Information Center **

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop  

05/20/08 - 05/21/08

Delray Beach, FL

Florida Atlantic University

IACUC 101/201 PLUS

06/04/08

Columbus, OH

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

SCAW IACUC-Advanced

06/17/08 - 06/18/08

Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

IACUC 101/201 PLUS

08/13/08 - 08/14/08

Fort Collins, CO

Colorado State University, National Wildlife Research Center, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

IACUC 101/201 PLUS

9/23/08 -9/24/08

San Francisco, CA

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF),  California Biomedical Research Association

IACUC 101/201 PLUS 

10/08/08

Las Vegas, NV

Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

SCAW IACUC-Advanced

10/22/08-10/23/08

Beltsville, MD

USDA Animal Welfare Information Center **

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop  

Program overview

IACUC 101 – The “Basics” is a full day didactic and interactive training program designed to provide Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members, administrators, veterinarians, animal care staff, researchers, regulatory personnel and compliance officers with information on the role and responsibilities of IACUCs, including an understanding of federal policies and regulations governing laboratory animal welfare. For additional information, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/iacuc101s.htm

ACUC 201 PLUS - "The Process Plus Select Topics" is a highly interactive program that takes the fundamentals of IACUC 101 and applies them to the process and mechanisms of ensuring compliance. The morning and afternoon sessions are divided into 3 tracts based on an individual’s IACUC role, responsibility, and interests. Tract topics may vary from course to course. The program concludes with open questions and answers to representatives of OLAW, USDA, and AAALAC. For additional information, visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/iacuc101s.htm

NWABR 2008 IACUC Regional Education Conference – The NWABR one-day conference will bring together IACUC administrators, staff, veterinarians, researchers and animal lab technicians. There will be interactive discussions for new and experienced IACUC members, opportunities to ask questions of regulatory officials, and networking time with colleagues.  For additional information, visit http://www.nwabr.org/.

PRIM&R 2008 Annual IACUC Conference - Ethics and Compliance in Animal Care and Use Programs: Current Challenges and Future Directions. The PRIM&R two-day conference will include seven plenary sessions and four series of breakout sessions with 20 different workshops and/or didactic sessions offered within each set. For additional information, visit www.primr.org.

SCAW IACUC-Advanced – IACUC-Advanced was developed by the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) to train members of IACUCs. These workshops are for experienced IACUC members and others who work with laboratory animals. The focus will be on advanced protocol review and other topics that are relevant to IACUC functions. For additional information, visit http://www.scaw.com/iacuc-advanced.htm

** United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop – The USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one and a half day workshop at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, Maryland for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). For additional information, visit http://awic.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=3&tax_level=1&tax_subject=188

Program information

Additional Guide Notices will provide program, registration and accommodation information.

Inquiries

For questions or further information, contact:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
National Institutes of Health
RKL1, Suite 360
6705 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982
phone:  301-496-7163
fax:  301-402-2803
e-mail:  olaw@od.nih.gov
web: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm


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