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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop
The USDA Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) teaches a one and a half day workshop at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD, for individuals who are responsible for providing information to meet the requirements of the Animal Welfare Act (AWA). The workshop is targeted for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians.
Course objectives are to provide:

  • Overview of the AWA and its information requirements
  • Review of the alternatives concept
  • Introduction to NAL, AWIC and other organizations
  • Instruction on the use of existing information databases/networks
  • On-line database searching experience
The next workshop is February 22-23, 2017 in Beltsville, MD. For more information, go to http://awic.nal.usda.gov/workshops.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

An Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Academy will be held February 27-28, 2017, in Arlington, Texas.
About the ICARE Academies
The ICARE Academies use active learning pedagogy to train IACUC members and institutional and animal program personnel to meet their responsibilities for animal welfare oversight. The ICARE Academies will empower the learner to assume accountability for facts and conceptual understanding of federal standards through the study of realistic problems encountered in animal care and use programs.

Register Early
Attendance is limited to 36, so register early. For program and registration information, visit ICARE Project.
2017 Schedule
ICARE Academies will also be held on July 25-26 in Philadelphia, PA and on August 28-29 in Richmond, VA. Additionally, one ICARE Train the Trainer Institute (TTI) will be held on May 1–4 in Seattle, WA. TTI instruct trainers in the use of active learning pedagogy applied to IACUC training. Registration for these training events is expected to open soon.
The ICARE Academies are supported by the ICARE Project, an interagency initiative of the National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (NIH OLAW), the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Friday, January 6, 2017

The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR) will present the 2017 IACUC Regional Educational Conference on February 22, 2017, in Lynnwood, WA. The theme of this year’s conference is The Heart of IACUC: Caring for Animals in Research. This one-day conference for IACUC members, veterinarians, animal care staff and researchers covers hot topics related to animal care and use, led by facilitators from around the U.S. In addition to the various presentations, there will be a mock IACUC session that will allow conference participants to test their knowledge of the rules and regulations against a panel of experts and regulatory and compliance officials.
Learn more at the NWABR IACUC Conference. Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer