ARENA IACUC 101 co-sponsored by Purdue University and OLAW
August 13, 2001
University Inn
West Lafayette, IN 47906

ARENA IACUC 101 - Valuable for new Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members, administrators, veterinarians, IACUC trainers, animal care staff, researchers, regulatory personnel, and others interested in IACUC roles and responsibilities

On August 13, 2001, the Applied Research Ethics National Association (ARENA) in conjunction with the Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana and the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW) will present ARENA IACUC 101.

IACUCs have an enormous responsibility to ensure the humane care and use of laboratory animals. This course will help educate those who are responsible for their institution’s animal care program covering the rules, regulations and policies necessary for compliance.

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 resources available to help IACUCs keep abreast of the latest information as well as take advantage of networking opportunities will also be covered. The documents and information provided during the course will be used in various practice scenarios designed to put the newly acquired knowledge to use. The later afternoon session will challenge participants to consider, deliberate and develop action plans for a variety of potential IACUC scenarios. The program will be 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.

Tentative Agenda

8:00 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:15 Introduction

9:15 - 9:45 I. Historical Perspectives: Setting the Stage

9:45 - 10:15 II. Key Components of an Effective Animal Care Program

10:15 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:00 III. IACUC Functions

11:00 - 11:45 IV. Program Evaluations and Inspections

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

12:45 - 1:30 V. Protocol Review

1:30 - 2:00 VI. Personnel Qualifications Training

2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 4:15 Scenario Shorts

4:15 - 5:00 Questions and Answers

ARENA IACUC 101 is a full day didactic and interactive course. Participants will receive an extensive Resources Manual plus other valuable reference materials.

Date: Monday, August 13, 2001

Location: University Inn, 3001 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906, phone 800-777-9808, 765-463-5511 fax 765-497-3850

Early Registration: $150/participant postmarked by July 25, 2001

Late Registration: $175/participant postmarked after July 25, 2001

Hotel: University Inn, 3001 Northwestern Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906, phone 800-777-9808, 765-463-5511 fax 765-497-3850 Make reservations NOW!

• Indianapolis International Airport - closest international airport (1 hour easy drive to Purdue Campus)

• Lafayette Limo, 765-497-3828: One way and round trip service to and from Indianapolis International Airport and the University Inn (approx. 1 hr and 50 mins travel time). More information and reservations at

   - Airport pick-up Schedule: first pick-up 6:30 AM, then every 2 hours, last pick-up 10:30 PM
   - University Inn pick-up Schedule: first pick-up 4:35 AM, then every 2 hours, last pick-up 8:35 PM

Special Needs: If you have special needs and/or require special accommodations, please contact the University Inn directly at 765-463-5511. If you have dietary restrictions or need additional assistance, please contact Beth C. Scharf (765) 496-3978 or Mary Lou James, (314) 997-6896

Questions: Beth C. Scharf, Conference Assistant, Purdue University (765) 496-3978, e-mail: or Mary Lou James, Consultant, Regulatory Compliance (314) 997-6896 e-mail:

Participation of women, racial/ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, and other individuals who have been traditionally underrepresented in science, is encouraged. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.



ARENA - Purdue University - OLAW co-sponsored IACUC 101

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Beth C. Scharf - IACUC 101
Conference Assistant
Purdue University, Conference Division
1586 Stewart Center, Room 116
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1586 Fax: (765) 494-0567