Registration Open for the ICARE Academy on September 10-11, 2019, in Alexandria, VA

Notice Number: NOT-OD-19-123

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Release Date: July 23, 2019

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The Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project is a federal multiagency initiative to empower Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) and their institutions to increase compliance with federal standards while minimizing regulatory burden through our active learning workshops. Join us at the next ICARE Academy on September 10-11, 2019, in Alexandria, Virginia.

If you are an IACUC member or animal program personnel, don't miss this training opportunity. Register Early & Save!

What You Will Learn

  • responsibilities and authorities conferred on IACUCs by federal law
  • contribution of IACUC policies to animal welfare, regulatory drift, and investigator burden
  • resources to increase IACUC function efficiency
  • federal standards and ethical considerations in protocol review
  • effective post approval review methods
  • strategies for implementing the concepts learned
  • behaviors that lead to better communications within the IACUC and between the IACUC, investigators, and Institutional Officials (IO)

What to Expect

You will be trained by federal, academic, and private sector faculty who are subject matter experts. You will work in both large interactive sessions and small facilitated breakout groups engaging in learning activities such as interactive presentations, group work, and discussions.

Who Should Attend

Participation is open to those involved in U.S. animal care and use programs, including IACUC members and staff, IOs, veterinarians, animal facilities personnel, administrators, consultants, and compliance and regulatory personnel.

Program & Registration

To learn more about the program and how to register, visit ICARE Project.

The ICARE Project is an initiative of the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Food and Drug Administration, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, National Science Foundation, and Department of Veterans Affairs.?


Please direct all inquiries to:

Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
Telephone: 301-496-7163