NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 3, February 9, 1996


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  Animal Care 

  Animal Research Policy 


National Institutes of Health

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine


The Office for Protection from Research Risks (OPRR), Public

Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), and Tufts

University School of Veterinary Medicine announce the annual

conference on the care and use of laboratory animals in research.

Attendees can expect to receive (1) the first comprehensive revision

in a decade of the "Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory

Animals," and (2) a copy of the 1996 reprint of the Public Health

Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals."

Officials from OPRR, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the

National Academy of Sciences will present briefings on these key



The conference will be held March 14-15 1996 at the Park Plaza Hotel,

Boston, MA.  Keynote speakers include Dr. Judith Vaitukaitis,

Director, National Center for Research Resources; Dr. Bill Raub,

Science Advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Planning and

Evaluation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and Drs.

Nancy and Gerald Jaax, central figures in the response and management

of disease outbreak storied in "The Hot Zone."


Among other forefront issues, the conference will address (1) the

search for alternatives to painful procedures, and (2) the ethics,

science, and risk of animal-to-human xenotransplantation.


In addition to plenary addresses, panel discussions, and more than 24

workshops, the conference will include a Resource Room stocked with

organizational resources and articles relevant to animal care and

research, a Poster Session in which individuals who work in the areas

of public and/or institutional education will display and discuss

their programs, and a demonstration of computer, Internet, and other

technical aids that can ease the administrative burden and enhance

the ethical vigilance of the IACUC.


There are a limited number of auditor-status scholarships for full-

time students and others demonstrating need, and places for members

of the press.





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Boston, MA  02116

Telephone:  (617) 423-4112

FAX:  (617) 423-1185




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