NIH GUIDE, Volume 23, Number 36, October 14, 1994

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  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 and

1995 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


DATES:  December 1-2, 1994

TOPIC:  New Frontiers in Surgery


Sheraton Charleston

170 Lockwood Drive

Charleston, SC  29403

Telephone:  (803) 723-3000

FAX:  (803) 723-3000


Medical University of South Carolina


M. Michael Swindle, D.V.M.

MUSC/Comparative Medicine

171 Ashley Avenue

Charleston, SC  29425-2211

Telephone:  (803) 792-3625

FAX:  (803) 792-9067

FEE:  $150.00 (Before Nov 15, 1994) $175.00 (After Nov 15, 1994)

DESCRIPTION:  The Workshop will address ethics, protocol review and

technical and training aspects related to new surgical and

interventional technologies.  Topics to be discussed in the program

include xenographic procedures, fetal intervention, transgenic

technologies, and use of biomaterials in orthopedic surgery.

DATES:  January 12-13, 1995

TOPIC:  Considerations For Use of Wild Vertebrates in Research


Westward Look Resort

245 Ina Road

Tucson, AZ  85704

Telephone:  (602) 297-1151 or 1-800-722-2500

FAX:  (602) 297-9023


Northern Arizona University

University of Arizona Health Science Center


Dr. Terry May

Director of Research Administration

Northern Arizona University

P.O. Box 4130

Flagstaff, AZ  86011-4130

Telephone:  (602) 523-6788

FAX:  (602) 523-1075

E Mail:

Dr. Susan Sanders, Director

University of Arizona Animal Care

2205 E. Speedway Boulevard

Tucson, AZ  85719

Telephone:  (602) 621-3454

FAX:  (602) 621-3355

FEE:  $175 - Full Workshop  $70 - Daily Registration as Space


DESCRIPTION:  This Workshop will focus on three general themes

related to the inclusion of native vertebrates in research:  (1)

Federal and institutional policies and procedures as they relate to

the responsibilities of the Institutional Animal Care and Use

Committee (IACUC) in considering research on both captive and

free-living wild vertebrates; (2) standards for the husbandry and

housing of captive wild vertebrates; and (3) occupational health

considerations with an emphasis on rodent-borne hantavirus.

DATES:  March 12-14, 1995

TOPIC:  Animal Care and Research: Challenges and Changes for the

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee


San Diego Princess

1404 West Vacation Road

San Diego, CA  92109-7994

Telephone:  (619) 274-4630 or (1-800) 344-2626

FAX:  (619) 581-5929


Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research


Ms. Danielle Demko

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

132 Boylston Street

Boston, MA  02116

Telephone:  (617) 423-4112

FAX:  (617) 423-1185

FEE:  $300

DESCRIPTION:  The Workshop will focus on revisions to the

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidebook; assessment and

reduction of pain and distress in animal research; occupational

health risks ad biohazards; and a host of other regulatory and

administrative issues that are central to the successful operation of

laboratory animal care and research programs.

Immediately preceding the Tufts University School of Veterinary

Medicine/NIH/OPRR Workshop, Applied Research Ethics National

Association (ARENA) will sponsor its annual animal issues meeting on

Sunday, March 12, also at the San Diego Princess.


For further information concerning these workshops and future

NIH/OPRR Animal Welfare Education Workshops, contact:

Mrs. Roberta Sonneborn

Office of Protection from Research Risks

National Institutes of Health

Building 31, Room 5B63

Bethesda, MD  20892-2180

Telephone:  (301) 496-7163

FAX:  (301) 402-2803


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