about scaw

About the Scientist Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW)

Mission

The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) is composed of research professionals dedicated to balancing animal welfare and excellence in basic and applied scientific inquiry. SCAW recognizes that some research areas present challenges regarding animal use. SCAW affirms that the potential benefit to humans and animals from research and the cost to the animal subject(s) must both be considered.


By addressing animal research challenges directly through education and training, SCAW serves to facilitate open discussion and helps craft solutions as well as promote best practices. Through its outreach to the broader research community, SCAW demonstrates its commitment to excellence in animal care and science.


SCAW also sponsors an educational Winter Conference and many Seminars/Workshops each year. SCAW will continue to be a major source for fulfilling the training requirements stated in USDA/APHIS/AC Policy 15 that states "IACUC members should be trained in understanding the Animal Welfare Act, protocol review and facility inspections.” see upcoming educational programs and SCAW publications.

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History

2016
The Balance Between Science and Compliance: Optimizing Animal Welfare - December 5-6 2016
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, CITI Program and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX

SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - October 7, 2016
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, CITI Program and University of California, Los Angeles
University of California Los Angeles Campus, CA

SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - September 16, 2016
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, City University of New York and CITI Program
The Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY

SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - April 20, 2016
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, CITI Program and University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sheraton Hotel, Memphis, TN

Keeping Current During Changing Times: Can Your IACUC Adapt? - December 7-8, 2015
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with UTHSC-SA, OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, CITI Program at the University of Miami and a-tune software, Inc.
Held at the Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX

SCAW IACUC Training Workshop - October 8, 2015
A SCAW workshop Sponsored with University of Illinois at Chicago, OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, CITI Program at the University of Miami, Rush University, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie Inc. and the University of Chicago
Held at the University of Illinois at Chicago Forum, Chicago, IL

SCAW IACUC Training Workshop - September 18, 2015
A SCAW workshop Sponsored with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, City University of New York and the CITI Program at the University of Miami, a-tune Software, Merck Inc. and Rockefeller University
Held at the City University of New York, The Graduate School and University Center, New York City

SCAW IACUC Training Workshop - May 13, 2015
A SCAW workshop Sponsored with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, University of Cincinnati and CITI Program at the University of Miami
Held at the Kingsgate Marriott Conference Center at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Doing More With Less: Running A Fit Animal Research Program - December 8-9, 2014
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX


SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - May 15, 2014
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, and the CITI Program at the University of Miami
Natcher Conference Center/NIH Campus, Bethesda, MD


SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - March 19, 2014
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, City University of New York and the CITI Program at the University of Miami
The Graduate School and University Center, New York, NY


SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - January 8, 2014
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, and CITI Program at the University of Miami
Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood FL


The Challenge of the Charge: Supporting Humane Animal Use and High Quality Science - December 9-10, 2013
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX


SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - October 27, 2013
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC
Hyatt Hotel Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD


SCAW IAUCU Training Workshop - September 16, 2013
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, and University of Tennessee Health Science Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sheraton Hotel, Memphis, TN


IACUC Training Workshop/Animal Welfare Compliance Conference - June 27, 2013
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, and Rutgers University
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ


Research Animal Welfare: What's Current, New and Changing - December 3-4, 2012
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX


IACUC Training Workshop –October 4, 2012
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/A
Omni Hotel
San Diego, CA


IACUC Training Workshop –April 30, 2012
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/A
Sheraton-Baltimore City Center
Baltimore, MD


IACUC Training Workshop – March 9, 2012
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/A
Sheraton Orlando
Orlando, FL

IACUC RESPONSIBILITY AND COMPLIANCE: NEW GUIDE CHANGES - December 5-6, 2011
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


IACUC Training Workshop – September 19, 2011
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/A, Centers for Disease Control and Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA


IACUC Training Workshop – July 15, 2011
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, and University of Missouri-Columbia
Hilton St. Louis at the Ball Park
St. Louis, MO


IACUC Training Workshop – May 13, 2011
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, and
Massachusetts Society for Medical Research
Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers
Boston, MA


THE EVOLUTION OF YOUR IACUC: PROMOTING SCIENCE AND COMPLIANCE– December 6-7, 2010
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


SCAW IACUC Training Workshop/New Guide – October 21, 2010
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC, and
Abbott Laboratories, University of Chicago
Doubletree Hotel Chicago Magnificent Mile
Chicago, IL


SCAW IACUC Training Workshop – September 27, 2010
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC,
Rockefeller University, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The City University of New York and CITI
Rockefeller University, Weiss Hall
New York, NY


SCAW IACUC Training Workshop/New Guide Update – September 10, 2010
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Bethesda, MD


Creating and Running an Engaged and Proactive IACUC – December 7-8, 2009
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX


IACUC Advanced
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with Notre Dame University, OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC
October 20, 2009
McKenna Hall, Notre Dame, IN


IACUC-Advanced – September 11, 2009
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-hosted with Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon National Primate Research Center, OLAW/NIH/DHHS and USDA/APHIS/AC
Montagna Auditorium, Oregon Health & Science University, Oregon National Primate Research Center Campus
Beaverton, Oregon


IACUC-Advanced – June 15, 2009
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA- -APHIS- -AC
Elion-Hitchins Auditorium, GlaxoSmithKline Campus
Research Triangle Park, NC


2008


Animal Behavior, Welfare and Science: IACUC Roles – December 8-9, 2008
A Conference organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH/DHHS, USDA- -APHIS- -AC and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
The Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX


IACUC-Advanced
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA- -APHIS- -AC
October 8, 2008
Westin Casuarian Hotel, Casino and Spa
Las Vegas, NV


IACUC-Advanced
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with Ohio State University, OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA- -APHIS- -AC
June 4, 2008
The Blackwell Hotel and conference Center
Columbus OH


IACUC-Advanced
A workshop organized by SCAW and co-sponsored with OACU/NIH/DHHS, OLAW/NIH/DHHS, USDA- -APHIS- -AC
May 7, 2008
Natcher Conference Center, NIH
Bethesda, MD

Animal

As a leaders in the animal welfare education industry, the board members of SCAW have been working to lead the organization in new directions –offering leading edge education.