Animal Welfare and Scientific Research: 1985 to 2010 Symposium plus IACUC 101 & AWIC Workshops

Notice Number: NOT-OD-10-119

Key Dates
Release Date: July 30, 2010

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (

Animal Welfare and Scientific Research: 1985 to 2010
October 25-26, 2010 | Bethesda, MD

This two day symposium will celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of two and a half decades of biomedical research conducted under the U.S. Government Principles, the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the Animal Welfare Act and Regulations. The first day of the symposium will consist of sessions focused on the advances in Animal Housing Facilities, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, Education and Training, and Veterinary Care. An evening session will feature a keynote address by Charles McCarthy titled “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”. On the second day, biomedical researchers and policy experts will discuss the contributions of animal models to human and animal health.

Pre-conference Events: IACUC 101 & AWIC Workshops
October 24, 2010 | Bethesda, MD

IACUC 101 – is a basic course that provides a one-day didactic and interactive exploration of IACUC fundamentals appropriate for new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates, and individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program. The course provides a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals.

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: AWIC Workshop – is a one day workshop for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). This workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians. All participants will receive a resource manual. Each participant must bring their own wireless enabled laptop for use during the workshop.

Program information
The symposium and pre-conference events will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, Bethesda, MD. For program, registration, and accommodation information, visit

Continuing education
The IACUC 101 workshop was reviewed and approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE program for 6.5 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at should you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

The symposium and AWIC workshop have been submitted (but not yet approved) for hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call Mary Lou James at 314-997-6896 for further information.


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: 301-915-9481

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