Looking for social housing resources? Recordings of select presentations from the Symposium on Social Housing of Laboratory Animals held March 17-18, 2016 are now available. In these videos, experts in animal behavior and welfare discuss socialization, species-specific considerations, oversight requirements, and more. Presentations from earlier Symposiums can be found here: August 22-23, 2013 | October 5-6, 2014.
Proposing the use of animal models in your application? OLAW has a new podcast on writing the Vertebrate Animals Section in your grant application or contract research proposal. Join Dr. Patricia Brown, OLAW Director, for a discussion of why this application section is required, what reviewers look for, and more.
IACUC 101/301 Workshops will be held June 1-2, 2016 in Dallas, TX
IACUC 101: The Basics is a one-day didactic and interactive exploration of IACUC fundamentals appropriate for new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates, and individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program. The course provides a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals.
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.
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The Three I’s & Biosecurity: Creating Connections, Sharing Solutions, Building Strategies will be held April 13-15, 2016 in Chapel Hill, NC. The conference will address the emerging and complex challenges that touch the IACUC, IBC and IRB communities — issues relating to nanotechnology, CRISPR technology, importing/exporting and more.
The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) will present an IACUC Training Workshop on April 20, 2016 in Memphis, TN. SCAW developed this one-day educational workshop for experienced Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) members and administrators, principal investigators, attending veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff. The program focuses on topics relevant to IACUC functions and provides opportunities for small discussion groups and sharing of information among participants.