RELEASE DATE:  February 3, 2003

NOTICE:   NOT-OD-03-024

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH (OLAW) will join the University 
of Minnesota (UMN) and the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare in co-
sponsoring an advanced training course for members of IACUCs on June 2, 2003.  
It will be held at the UMN McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  
The meeting will focus on complex topics arising about the welfare of animals 
in research.  The program will include small discussion groups and sharing of 
information among the participants concerning issues and controversies 
involving compliance with Federal laws and regulations in research activities 
involving animals.  

The program and registration information are posted at


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 360
Bethesda, MD  20892-7982
301-402-4325 (phone)
301-402-2803 (fax)

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