conferences & workshops

2017 Winter Conference

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SCAW’s Annual Winter Conference

December4-5, 2017, San Antonio, Texas

Co-sponsored with The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare/NIH/DHHS, USDA/APHIS/AC and CITI Program. Additional supporter are Merck, Inc and a-tune Software, Inc


SCAW’s Winter Conference will be held in beautiful downtown San Antonio on December 4-5, 2017. The historic Menger Hotel will house this educational two-day event and is only minutes from the Riverwalk.


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.


This conference will help meet the requirement 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.

"We attended our first SCAW Winter Conference. Besides educating ourselves and obtaining a vast number of resources (we actually had to buy an extra suitcase to take home all of the resource materials!), we met wonderful people who organized the conference and also stayed in the beautiful historic Menger Hotel located right next to the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. "