Release Date:  May 2, 2001

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-01-036

National Institutes of Health

The Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR), National Research 
Council, National Academy of Sciences will hold a workshop May 21-22, 
2001, in the National Academy of Sciences Auditorium, Washington, D.C., 
as part of a series of ILAR Workshops on Regulatory Issues in Animal 
Care and Use.

The purpose of this workshop is to determine whether ILAR should 
conduct a study to make recommendations on consolidating regulations of 
laboratory animals.  Speakers will address current regulations for 
laboratory animals as well as proposed new regulations under the Animal 
Welfare Act (AWA), highlight current practices for laboratory animal 
care including instances of duplication of oversight as well as 
institutions not covered under any regulation.  Other presentations 
will focus on possible alternative oversight schemes, animal welfare 
considerations and legislative issues.  The workshop will close with a 
panel discussion of whether ILAR should conduct a study on evaluation 
of duplication of regulations, or even more broadly, whether ILAR 
should make recommendations to achieve a more efficient, less 
duplicative approach to regulation of laboratory animals that will 
ensure the best science inextricably linked to the best animal welfare?   

The meeting agenda is posted under "Upcoming Workshop" at:'s_new?OpenDocument

The workshop is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences Program 
Initiation Fund, the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH, and 
Merck Research Laboratories.

The meeting is open with no charge, but those wanting to attend must 
register. Please send name, affiliation and complete contact 
information (phone, fax, e-mail) to:

Ms. Kathleen Beil
Institute for Laboratory Animal Research
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20418
Phone:  (202) 334-1264 
Fax:  (202) 334-1687 


For questions or further information, contact:

Carol Wigglesworth
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Office of Extramural Research, NIH
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1050
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982
Phone:  301-402-5913
Fax:  301-402-2803

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