USDA AWIC Workshop: May 9-10, Beltsville, MD

Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act: A Workshop
May 9-10, 2018 | Beltsville, MD
 
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.

Pain, Distress and Humane Endpoints - May 2017

Audience: Principal investigators writing protocols for the first time

Goal: Understand the concepts of pain, distress, and humane endpoints in animals

Objectives:
  • Identify pain and distress in rodents
  • Categorize pain and distress levels appropriately
  • Formulate relevant humane endpoints
Module Developers: Stephanie Cook, Rachel Feldman, Noel Ramsey, Cody Yager
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Significant Protocol Changes - May 2017

Audience: IACUC members

Goal: Understand policy for review and approval of significant amendments to ensure compliance

Objectives:
  • Define a significant amendment based on institutional policy
  • Differentiate between examples of significant or minor protocol amendments
  • Predict the proper method of IACUC review for significant amendments
Module Developers: Anne Clancy, Jason Egeler, Jean Kundert, Mary Travis
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Noncompliance Reporting and FOIA - May 2017

Audience: IACUC members

Goals:
  • Understand the concept of noncompliance and how and why we report
  • Understand the impact of the Freedom of Information Act as it relates to noncompliance reporting
Objectives:
  • Define noncompliance
  • Assess whether events are noncompliant
  • Outline noncompliance reporting requirements of OLAW & USDA
  • Predict possible outcomes of reporting noncompliance
  • Justify why we report noncompliance
  • Recognize appropriate content of a noncompliance report and what can make it FOIA ready
Module Developers: Marilyn Brown, Jessi Kittel, Jane Na, David Powell, Bridget Watson
 
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