NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 10, March 11, 1994

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:  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.


DATES:  AUGUST 4-5, 1994

TOPIC:  Sharing Animal Welfare Responsibilities Between Affiliated



Portland Marriott Hotel, Portland, OR


Department of Veterans Affairs


Margaret Doherty

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Portland, OR  97201

Telephone:  (503) 220-8262 Ext. 7610

FAX:  (503) 273-5351

FEE:  $150 - Regular; $100 - Students and Technicians

DESCRIPTION:  The workshop will explore the relationships among

academia, government, and industry as they pertain to the care and

use of laboratory animals and animal research facilities and

programs.  The speakers will focus on issues such as sorting out

collaborations, assuming responsibility:  VA vs Academia, cost and

benefits of industrial contracts and agreements; building a shared

institutional animal care and use committee; proprietary information;

and the regulatory agencies' perspective and oversight.


For further information concerning these workshops and future NIH

Animal Welfare Education Workshops, 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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