RELEASE DATE:  July 22, 2003

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-03-052

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) will join the NIH 
Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU) and the Scientists Center for 
Animal Welfare in co-sponsoring an advanced training course for members 
of IACUCs on October 28, 2003.  It will be held at the Natcher 
Conference Center on the National Institutes of Health campus in 
Bethesda, Maryland.  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 Quinlan
Animal Welfare Program Specialist
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
6705 Rockledge Drive
RKL 1, Suite 360
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7982
Telephone:  (301) 402-4325
FAX:  (301) 402-2803

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