IACUC 101 and PRIMR/ARENA Annual IACUC Meeting, March, 2005

Notice Number: NOT-OD-05-016

Key Dates
Release Date: December 13, 2004

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH), (http://www.nih.gov/)

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare/NIH (OLAW) will join Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) and Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA) in co-sponsoring an IACUC 101 on March 13 and “Communication, Cooperation, Collaboration…The Cornerstones of an Effective Animal Care and Use Program” on March 14-15, 2005, in San Diego, California. Additional co-sponsorship commitments have been received from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the University of California, San Diego. The IACUC 101 is a full day didactic and interactive course for new as well as seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates and individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program. Participants will receive an extensive Resources Manual plus other valuable reference materials and information. The PRIM&R and ARENA's Annual IACUC Conference will focus on the effects of the veterinary shortage, use of animals in stem cell and biodefense research, semiannual inspections, and continuing concerns about the use of transgenics. The conference will be designed to be relevant and of interest to IACUC participants of all levels of experience.

Conference agendas will be posted and registration information for both meetings are available at: http://www.primr.org/education/2005_IACUC/overview_IA05.html.


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
Phone: 301/401-4325
Fax: 301-402-2803
Email: quinlanm@od.nih.gov

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