Release Date:  January 29, 2002

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-02-031

National Institutes of Health

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare/NIH (OLAW) and the American 
Physiological Society will co-sponsor a symposium, "Everything You Ever 
Wanted to Know about the IACUC But Were Afraid to Ask," at the Experimental 
Biology 2002 Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 20, 2002.  This is 
an opportunity for scientists attending the EB meeting to learn more about 
the IACUC process.  Other symposium co-sponsors include the American Society 
for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Society for 
Nutritional Sciences, American Association of Immunologists, American 
Association of Anatomists, and the Federation of American Societies for 
Experimental Biology.  This four-hour program is adapted from the IACUC 101 
workshop series and will focus on IACUC functions and responsibilities.  
Representatives from OLAW, USDA Animal Care, and the Association for the 
Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care will be present to 
answer questions.  The conference agenda and a registration form are 
available at:  http://www.the-aps.org/meetings/eb2002/abs/pa_stallone.htm.  
[NOTE:  You must register for Experimental Biology 2002 to attend this meeting.]


For questions or further information, contact:

Margaret C. Quinlan
Animal Welfare Program Specialist 
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
National Institutes of Health
6705 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1050
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982
301/402-4325 (phone)
301-402-2803 (fax)
e-mail:  margaret_quinlan@nih.gov

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