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ARENA IACUC 101  - Sept. 25, 2002  - Chicago, Illinois


On September 25, 2002 in Chicago, Illinois, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, the Chicago VA Health Care System and the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare will co-sponsor the ARENA IACUC 101 at the Holiday Inn Chicago City Centre.

ARENA IACUC 101 is a full day didactic and interactive training course for new as well as seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates and individuals responsible for their institution’s animal care program. The program is delivered by a top-notch faculty renowned for their expertise in institutional animal care and use issues and program development including representatives from both private and academic biomedical research institutions as well as the AAALAC, USDA and OLAW. The morning and early afternoon sessions will provide a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of laboratory animals supplemented with examples and possible approaches for successful and effective administration. Current available resources to help IACUCs keep abreast of the latest information as well as take advantage of networking opportunities will also be covered. The materials and information provided during the course will be applied during the later afternoon session when students will be challenged to consider, deliberate and develop action plans for a variety of potential IACUC scenarios. Students receive an extensive resources manual as well as copies of relevant laws, regulations, policy and guides.


Tentative Agenda

7:30 – 8:30        Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45        Introduction - Monte  Matthews

8:45 – 9:15        Historical Perspectives - Monte  Matthews

9:15 – 9:45        Key Components– Molly Greene

9:45 – 9:55        Q & As - Monte  Matthews and Molly Greene

9:55 – 10:10      Break

10:10 – 10:40    IACUC Functions - Marilyn Brown

10:40 – 10:50    Q & As - Marilyn Brown

10:50 – 11:35    Program Evaluations and Inspections – Joe Bielitzki

11:35 – 11:45    Q & As - Joe Bielitzki

11:45 – 12:45    Lunch

12:45 – 1:00      Written Q & As – Denis Doyle - OLAW; Ken Kirstein - USDA, Marilyn Brown - AAALAC

1:00 – 1:45        Protocol Review – Ernie Prentice

1:45 – 1:55        Q & As – Ernie Prentice

1:55 – 2:25        Personnel Qualifications & Training – Lynn Anderson

2:25 – 2:35        Q & As – Lynn Anderson

2:35 – 2:50        Break

2:50 – 3:40        Scenario Shorts – Mock IACUC Deliberations – Faculty and Mentors

3:40 – 4:30        Scenario Shorts  – Responses -  Denis Doyle - OLAW; Ken Kirstein - USDA, Marilyn Brown - AAALAC

4:30 – 5:00        Final Q & As, Evaluation Forms and Attendance Certificates



Pre-registration is required for this meeting.  The registration form below must be completed and returned to Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Office of Research Services, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153 by August 20, 2002.  The total registration fee of $175.00 must accompany the registration form.  Registration fee after August 20 will be $225.00.  Cancellation of a registration from the meeting must be submitted in writing prior to September 1, 2002 in order to have one half of the registration fee returned.  There will be no refunds for cancellations after September 1, 2002.   Registration fee includes attendance at all sessions, orientation materials, refreshments and lunch.

Participation of women, racial/ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, and other individuals, who have been traditionally underrepresented in science, is encouraged.


Special Needs and/or Questions: 

If you have special needs, require special accommodations or have questions, please contact Joan Czajka, Comparative Medicine, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine at (708) 216-9179, E-mail: or Cheryl Paulus, Office of Research Services, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine at (708) 216-5997, E-mail:, or Mary Lou James, Consultant, Regulatory Compliance, St. Louis, MO at (314) 997-6896, E-mail:


Meeting Location / Accommodations:

Holiday Inn Chicago City Centre, 300 East Ohio Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611;  Phone:  312.787.6100  *  Fax: 312.787.6259  *  * Reservations:  800-HOLIDAY

A limited number of rooms at a conference rate of $155 per night are available for IACUC 101.  Reservations must be completed prior to August 15.  Indoor self-parking is available on a first-come first -serve basis for $13.00/day. Please mention IACUC 101 when making reservations.


Registration Form:


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