RELEASE DATE:  January 15, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-04-017

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), NIH, will co-sponsor a 
half-day workshop on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees 
(IACUCs) at Experimental Biology 2004. “IACUC 101 for Scientists: 
Dealing with Problem Areas” will be presented from 11 am to 3 pm on 
Saturday, April 17, 2004 in Room 146B of the Washington Convention 
Center. There is no separate fee for this session, but you must 
register for EB 2004 to participate, and seating is limited so you are 
also encouraged to contact the APS Public Affairs Office to reserve a 
spot. (See http://www.the-aps.org/pa/IACUC/eb04.htm for more 

“IACUC 101 for Scientists” has been adapted from the popular “IACUC 
101” training series created by the Applied Research Ethics National 
Association (ARENA). This workshop will provide information useful both 
to IACUC members and to researchers whose protocols require IACUC 
review. The EB 2004 workshop will move beyond IACUC basics to address 
areas that require special attention from IACUCs. Topics will include 
the role of the IACUC as a facilitator of research; the semi-annual 
review; designated member versus full committee reviews; comparing 
grants to protocols; post-approval monitoring of protocols; 
institutional responsibilities; and creating a culture of compliance. 
Time is allotted within the program for participants to raise questions 
with representatives of USDA, OLAW, and AAALAC.

Participation of women, racial/ethnic minorities and persons with 
disabilities, and others who have been traditionally underrepresented 
in science is encouraged.  If you have questions or need additional 
assistance, please contact Alice Ra’anan at (301) 634-7105 or 

You must be registered for the Experimental Biology meeting to 
participate, but there is no separate fee for this session.  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
Fax:  301-402-2803

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