conferences &
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Conferences & Workshops

The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) serves as an objective, credible source of information for the research community, the media, and the general public. This is done through our conferences, workshops and publications. SCAW two-day conferences will provide key findings and advances in research animal welfare, explore policy and management issues related to IACUCs and develop awareness of humane care and use of agricultural animals in research.

SCAW and CITI Program at the University of Miami has partnered to develop a Student Scholarship Fund. If you are a full time student and would like to attend any one of SCAW’s Workshops or Conferences click here for more information.


SCAW conferences and workshops will be reviewed and approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE program and will meet the requirements for continuing education credit for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/concerns regarding SCAW's program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession. SCAW's AAVSB/RACE provider #293.


SCAW encourages local institutions and others to co-sponsor our conferences and workshops. Please contact the SCAW office if you are interested in sponsoring a conference or workshop.


Attendance at these conferences is limited to experienced IACUC members and administrators, principal investigators, attending veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff.


Please see the links for meeting registration, program, location and accommodation information. Registration fees do not cover the expenses of travel and accommodations.


Special Needs:
Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact the SCAW office prior to the meeting. SCAW is in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

san antonio winter conference

The next annual SCAW conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas on December 9-10, 2013.

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Information derived from the output of SCAW conferences and workshops have resulted in enhancement in the quality of animal studies, animal care and welfare. In turn this has led to improved scientific output and an improved understanding of animal research by many parts of the American public.

The conferences and workshops provide an ongoing forum for the exchange and evaluation of scientific information about the care, treatment, well-being and ethical use of animals.

Margaret Landi, VMD
Chief of Animal Welfare and Veterinary Medicine and
Global Head of Laboratory Animal Science
Platform Technology and Science
GSK Pharmaceuticals