RELEASE DATE:  March 3, 2004

NOTICE:  NOT-OD-04-033

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare will join the Scientists 
Center for Animal Welfare, Rockefeller University, and Weill Medical 
College of Cornell University in co-sponsoring an advanced training 
course for members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees on 
April 15, 2004.  It will be held at Weiss Hall at Rockefeller 
University in New York.  IACUC-Advanced is a new program to train 
members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs).  This 
workshop is for experienced IACUC members and others who work with 
laboratory animals.  The program will include small discussion groups 
and sharing of information among the participants on issues and 
controversies involving compliance with Federal laws and regulations in 
research activities involving animals. 

The latest program is posted at 
and registration information is 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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