IACUC 101 Conference

IACUC 101- Austin, Texas

Co-Sponsors: The University of Texas at Austin, The Texas Society for Biomedical Research, and The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH

Date: Monday, May 8, 2006

Time: 7:30 am – 5:00 p.m.

Place: The Thompson Conference Center, UT Austin Campus, Austin, Texas

IACUC 101 The Basics:

A full day didactic and interactive training course for new as well as seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates including IACUC administrators, trainers, veterinarians, animal care staff, researchers, regulatory personnel, individuals responsible for their institution’s animal care program and others interested in IACUC roles and responsibilities. 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.