Release Date:  April 1, 1998


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 1998 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

DATES:  June 18-19, 1998

TOPIC:  Electronic Media and Applications in Biomedical Research and Laboratory
Animal Science and Management

LOCATION:  Hyatt Regency St. Louis at Union Station, One St. Louis Union Station,
St. Louis, MO 63103, telephone (314) 231-1234

HOST:  Washington University, St. Louis, MO

SPONSORS:  American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Cordova, TN;
Office for Protection from Research Risks, National Institutes of Health,
Rockville, MD

Ms. Betty Cartwright
Manager, Meeting Services
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
70 Timber Creek Drive
Cordova, TN  38018-4233
Telephone:  (901) 754-8620
FAX:  (901) 753-0046

REGISTRATION FEE:  Before April 30, 1998 - $195 (AALAS Member), $245 (Nonmember);
After April 30, 1998 - $245 (AALAS Member), $295 (Nonmember)

DESCRIPTION:  The conference will focus on the special technological needs of the
laboratory animal science community.  The conference will address a wide variety
of topics:  Internet security, computerized facility design, computer
simulations, and electronic grants administration.  In addition to timely
lectures, this two-day event will include several panel discussions, a luncheon
speaker, hands-on computer terminals, and a vendor exhibition center.

DATES:  June 1-2, 1998

LOCATION:  Peppermill Hotel Casino, 2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502,
Telephone (800) 648-6992

TOPIC:  The Effective IACUC:  A Workshop on Programmatic Management

HOSTS:  University of Reno, Reno, NV; Drew University of Medicine and Science,
Los Angeles, CA; Office for Protection from Research Risks, National Institutes
of Health, Rockville, MD

Dr. Richard C. Simmonds
Laboratory Animal Medicine
Nellor Building (MS340)
University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV  89557
Telephone:  (702) 784-4874
FAX:  (702) 784-4201

SPONSORS:  University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA; Scientists Center
for Animal Welfare, Greenbelt, MD


DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will provide participants with management concepts
for effective operation of their Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
(IACUC).  The subject to be emphasized include strategies for newly appointed
IACUC chairs to address their new responsibilities, selection and effective
participation of community members, practical implementation and documentation
of performance standards, and incorporation of the new ILAR occupational health
and safety guide recommendations into animal care and use activities, and
application of PHS Policy to on-PHS sponsored activities.


For further information concerning future NIH/OPRR National Animal Welfare
Education Workshops, contract:

Ms. Darlene Marie Ross
Office for Protection from Research Risks
National Institutes of Health
6100 Executive Boulevard, Suite 3B01, MSC 7507
Rockville, MD  20892-7507
Telephone:  (301) 435-5648
FAX:  (301) 402-0527

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