NIH GUIDE, Volume 22, Number 44, December 10, 1993

P.T. 42


  Animal Care 

  Animal Research Policy 

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health, Office for Protection from

Research Risks is continuing to sponsor workshops on implementing the

Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory

Animals.  Each of the workshops scheduled for Fiscal Year 1994 will

focus on a specific theme.

The workshops are open to institutional administrators, members of

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, laboratory animal

veterinarians, investigators and other institutional staff who have

responsibility for high-quality management of sound institutional

animal care and use programs.  Ample opportunities will be provided

to exchange ideas and interests through question and answer sessions

and informal discussions.


DATES:  February 24-25, 1994

TOPIC: Current Issues in IACUC Protocol Review


North Carolina State University


Department of Continuing Education and Public

Program Office, NCSU-CVM

4700 Hillsborough Street

Raleigh, NC  27606

Telephone:  (919) 829-4421

FAX:  (919) 829-4452


Thomas E. Hammn, Jr., DVM

Director, Laboratory Animal Resources

Telephone:  (919) 829-4280

FAX:  (919) 829-4283

FEE:  $150.00  Regular; $ 50.00  Graduate Students/Post-Docs

DESCRIPTION: The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee is

charged with ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and the

granting agency policies.  To function effectively, members must use

professional judgement and discretion during protocol review.  The

following issues that tend to fall into the gray areas of

decision-making will be addressed during this course:  (1) Assessing

the number of animals during protocol review; (2) death as an

endpoint; (3) exposure routes in toxicology studies; (4)

consideration of alternatives; and (5) frequently cited deficiencies.


DATES:  MAY 5-6, 1994

TOPIC:  Training and Education:  Institutional Improvement - Crisis



Stewart Center and Memorial Union, Campus of Purdue University


Purdue University


Ms. Lisa D. Snider, Administrative Assistant

Laboratory Animal Program

Purdue University

1071 South Campus Courts-D

West Lafayette, IN  47907-1071

Telephone:  (317) 494-7206

FAX:  (317) 494-0793

FEE:  $150.00 - Regular; $ 50.00 - Graduate Students/Post-Docs

DESCRIPTION:  The general theme will focus on continuing education

and training as mandated by the National Institutes of Health and

USDA.  The format will include panel discussions and concurrent

breakout sessions.  The group discussions will address occupational

health; analgesia/pain/surgery; euthanasia; and tailoring the CET

programs to specific audiences.


For further information concerning these workshops or future animal

welfare education workshops of the National Institutes of Health,

Office for Protection from Research Risks, contact:

Ms. Roberta Sonneborn

Office for Protection from Research Risks

National Institutes of Health

Building 31, Room 5B63

Bethesda, MD 20892

Telephone:  (301) 496-7163


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