Conferences & Workshops

December 4-5, 2017

Sponsors with The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; USDA/APHIS/AC; OLAW/NIH/DHHS; CITI Program; Merck, Inc., a-tune Software, Inc and TechSoftware, Inc

Topics presented at this educational Winter Conference  will help to fulfill the training requirements stated in the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals 8th edition, 2011  that states “All personnel involved with the care and use of animals must be adequately educated, trained, and/or qualified in basic principles of laboratory animal science to help ensure high-quality science and animal well-being”.  It will also address USDA/APHIS/AC Policy 15 that states ”IACUC members should be trained in understanding the Animal Welfare Act, protocol review and facility inspections.”

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.

December 4, 2017

Chair: B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

7:30
Light Breakfast and Exhibits

8:30
Welcome and Introduction

8:45
Keynote Address: Setting the Stage in the Washington, DC, Environment

Matthew R. Bailey, BA

9:30
The Evolving Role of the IACUC: Assuring Compliance Through Optimizing Animal Welfare

B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

10:15
Break and Exhibits

10:45
Implementation of the 3Rs

Margaret S. Landi, VMD, MS, DACLAM, MBioethics

11:30
Are You Up to Date with OLAW, APHIS and AAALAC International: Q & A for You and Me

Panelists:
Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM: OLAW Representative
Elizabeth C. Pannill, DVM: USDA/APHIS/AC Representative
Gary L Borkowski, DVM, MS, DACLAM: AAALAC International Representative

12:15
Lunch

1:15
Break-Out Sessions

Setting the Stage in the Washington, DC, Environment
Matthew R. Bailey, BA

The Evolving Role of the IACUC and Assuring Compliance Through Animal Welfare
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

Implementation of the 3Rs
Margaret S. Landi, VMD, MBioethics

2:15
Break and Exhibits

2:45
Break-Out Session

Managing Institutional Surgical Programs
Rebecca S. Blackwood, DVM, DACLAM

Peri-procedural Management
Jennifer L. S. Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Choosing Appropriate Animal Group Size: By the Numbers
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

3:45
Break-Out Session

Open Forum: Q&A
Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth C. Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC Representative

Social Housing
Jennifer L. S. Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Balancing Experimental and Humane Endpoints
Elizabeth M. Dodemaide, BVSc, MA, MACVSc

4:45
End of Day One

Time to be determined
Reception

All Attendees and Exhibitors are invited to attend the reception sponsored by a-tune software, Inc.

December 5, 2017

7:30
Light Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00
Introduction

8:15
Keynote Address: Building the IACUC One Step at a Time

Randall J. Nelson, PhD

9:15
Seven Characteristics of an Effective IACUC

Ernest D. Prentice, PhD

10:00
Break and Exhibits

10:30
Misconduct: It Could Happen to You

Ernest D. Prentice, PhD
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
J. G. Collins, PhD
Elizabeth M. Dodemaide, BVSc, MA, MACVSc
Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA, DACLAM

12:00
Lunch

1:00
Break-Out Session

Managing Institutional Surgical Programs
Rebecca S. Blackwood, DVM, DACLAM

Peri-procedural Management
Jennifer L. S. Lofgren, DVM, MS, DACLAM

IACUC and Compliance
Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA, DACLAM

2:00
Break-Out Session

Inspection and Enforcement Process What’s New and What’s Not
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

Home for Animal Heroes
Cindy A. Buckmaster, PhD, CMAR, RLATG

2:00-4:30
Active Learning Session
The Guide's 15 Topics for Protocol Review: The Rationale and Purpose for Each (limited to 20 people)
J. G. Collins, PhD

3:00
Break and Exhibits

3:30
Break-Out Session

Case(s) in Point: PHS- and USDA-Based Scenarios
Ernest D. Prentice, PhD
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth C. Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC Representative

2:00-4:30
Active Learning Session
The Guide's 15 Topics for Protocol Review: The Rationale and Purpose for Each (Continued from 2pm, limited to 20 people)
J. G. Collins, PhD

4:30
End of Conference

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Through its publications and conferences, SCAW has succeeded in bringing together multiple constituencies to work toward common goals.

Joanne Zurlo
Director of Science Strategy
The Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing