NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 26, July 15, 1994

P.T. 42


  Animal Care 

  Animal Research Policy 

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Extramural Research

(OER), Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR) is cosponsoring

a National Animal Welfare Education Workshop with The Department of

Veterans Affairs.  The workshop is open to all persons involved in the

management and/or oversight of an institutional animal care and use

program including institutional administrators, members of Institution

Animal Care and Use Committees, laboratory animal veterinarians,

investigators, and technicians.

DATES:  August 4-5, 1994

TOPIC:  Sharing Animal Welfare Responsibilities Between Affiliated



Portland Marriott Hotel

1401 SW Front Avenue

Portland OR

Telephone:  (503) 226-7600 or 1-800-228-9290


Department of Veterans Affairs


Ms. Margaret Doherty

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Veterinary Medical Unit (151-Z)

3710 SW U.S. Veterans Hospital Road

Portland OR  97201

Telephone:  (503) 220-8262 Ext. 7610

FAX:  (503) 273-5351

FEE:  $150 - Regular; $100 - Students and Technicians - Registration

fee includes workshop materials, two continental breakfasts, one lunch,

one wine and cheese social, and refreshment breaks.

DESCRIPTION:  The workshop will explore the relationships among

Academic, Government, and Industry as they pertain to the care and use

of laboratory animals and animal research facilities and programs.  The

speakers will focus on issues such as assuming responsibility; VA vs.

Academia; building shared institutional animal care and use committees;

proprietary information; and the regulatory agencies' perspective and


DATES:  SEPTEMBER 29-30, 1994

TOPIC:  Use of Animals in Research and Alternatives

LOCATION:  The Monteleone Hotel, New Orleans, LA


Louisiana State University Medical Center

Xavier University of Louisiana


Ms. Lois Herbez

Louisiana State University Medical Center

1542 Tulane Avenue

New Orleans, LA  70112

Telephone:  (504) 568-4198

FAX:  (504) 568-4843

FEE:  $150

DESCRIPTION:  The theme of the workshop will address various aspects of

the use of animals in research and the role of animals and alternatives

in research and education.  The workshop will address such issues as

(1) Adequacy of Computer Searches; (2) NIH, USDA, FDA Alternatives

Initiative; (3) Occupational Health - Implementation, Update and

Biosafety Concerns; (4) Roles of Animals and Alternatives in Education.

DATES:  December 1-2, 1994

TOPIC:  New Frontiers in Surgery


Sheraton Charleston

170 Lockwood Drive

Charleston, SC  29403

Telephone:  (803) 723-3000

FAX:  (803) 723-3000

SPONSOR:  Medical University of South Carolina


M. Michael Swindle, D.V.M.

MUSC/Comparative Medicine

171 Ashley Avenue

Charleston, SC  29425-2211

Telephone:  (803) 792-3625

FAX:  (803) 792-9067

FEE:  $150.00  (Before Nov 15, 1994)  $175.00  (After Nov 15, 1994)

DESCRIPTION:   The Workshop will address ethics, protocol review and

technical and training aspects related to new surgical and

interventional technologies.  Topics to be discussed in the program

include xenographic procedures, fetal intervention, transgenic

technologies, and use of biomaterials in orthopedic surgery.


For further information concerning future NIH/OPRR Animal Welfare

Education Workshops, contact

Mrs. Roberta Sonneborn

Office of Protection from Research Risks

National Institutes of Health

Building 31, Room 5B63

Bethesda, MD  20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7163

FAX:  (301) 402-2803


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