NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 30, August 12, 1994

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  Animal Care 

  Animal Research Policy 

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health, Office for Protection from Research

Risks is continuing to sponsor workshops on implementing the Public

Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.

Each of the workshops scheduled for Fiscal Year 1994 and 1995 will

focus on a specific theme.  The workshops are open to institutional

administrators, members of Institutional Animal Care and Use

Committees, laboratory animal veterinarians, investigators and other

institutional staff who have responsibility for high-quality management

of sound institutional animal care and use programs.  Ample

opportunities will be provided to exchange ideas and interests through

question and answer sessions and informal discussions.

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


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.

DATES:  January 12-13, 1995

TOPIC:  Considerations For Use of Wild Vertebrates in Research


Westward Look Resort

245 Ina Road

Tucson, AZ  85704

Telephone:  (602) 297-1151 or 1-800-722-2500

FAX:  (602) 297-9023


Northern Arizona University

University of Arizona Health Science Center


Dr. Terry May

Director of Research Administration

Northern Arizona University

P.O. Box 4130

Flagstaff, AZ  86011-4130

Telephone:  (602) 523-6788

FAX:  (602) 523-1075

E Mail:

Dr. Susan Sanders, Director

University of Arizona Animal Care

2205 E. Speedway Boulevard

Tucson, AZ  85719

Telephone:  (602) 621-3454

FAX:  (602) 621-3355

FEE:  $175 - Full Workshop  $70 - Daily Registration as Space Available

DESCRIPTION:  This Workshop will focus on three general themes related

to the inclusion of native vertebrates in research:  (1) Federal and

institutional policies and procedures as they relate to the

responsibilities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee

(IACUC) in considering research on both captive and free- living wild

vertebrates; (2) standards for the husbandry and housing of captive

wild vertebrates; and (3) occupational health considerations with an

emphasis on rodent-borne hantavirus.

DATES:  March 12-14, 1995

TOPIC:  Animal Care and Research: Challenges and Changes for the

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


San Diego Princess

1404 West Vacation Road

San Diego, CA  92109-7994

Telephone:  (619) 274-4630 or (1-800) 344-2626

FAX:  (619) 581-5929


Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research


Ms. Danielle Demko

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

132 Boylston Street

Boston, MA  02116

Telephone:  (617) 423-4112

FAX:  (617) 423-1185

FEE:  $300

DESCRIPTION:  The Workshop will focus on revisions to the Institutional

Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook; assessment and reduction of

pain and distress in animal research; occupational health risks ad

biohazards; and a host of other regulatory and administrative issues

that are central to the successful operation of laboratory animal care

and research programs.

Immediately preceding the Tufts University School of Veterinary

Medicine/NIH/OPRR Workshop, Applied Research Ethics National

Association (ARENA) will sponsor its annual animal issues meeting on

Sunday, March 12, also at the San Diego Princess.


For further information concerning these workshops and 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  20892-2180

Telephone:  (301) 496-7163

FAX:  (301) 402-2803


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