Conferences & Workshops

Program to be set by Spring of 2017

December 5-6, 2017

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

B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
J. G. Collins, PhD

8:45 2016 Program
Keynote Address: Optimizing Animal Welfare

Bonnie V. Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW

9:30
Responsibility of the Investigator?

Jerrold Tannenbaum, JD, MA

10:15
Break and Exhibits

10:45
Undue Regulatory Burden (PI Perspective)

J. R. Haywood, PhD

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

OLAW Representative
USDA/APHIS/AC Representative

12:15
Lunch

1:15
Break-Out Session

Optimizing Animal Welfare: Materials and Methods
Bonnie V. Beaver, DVM, MS, DACVB, DACAW
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

The Balance between Science and Compliance: Challenges Faced by Non affiliated IACUC Members
J. G. Collins, PhD
Patrick Heath, MA, MTh

Tailoring Oversight to Wildlife
John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS
Robert S. Sikes, PhD

2:15
Break and Exhibits

2:45
Break-Out Session

Open Forum: Q&A
OLAW Representative
USDA/APHIS/AC Representative

What is Animal Law
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
Jerrold Tannenbaum, JD, MA

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

3:45
Break-Out Session

Managing Regulatory Burden
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
J. R. Haywood, PhD

Under the Microscope: Examining Your Programs Before Others Do
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM; AAALAC Representative
OLAW Representative
USDA/APHIS/AC Representative
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
Ernest D. Prentice, PhD

Community Support for Animal Research: Educating the Public
Matthew R. Bailey, MS

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

Chair: Paul G. Braunschweiger, PhD

7:30
Light Breakfast and Exhibits

8:00
Keynote Address: The Interface between Science and Ethics:
Finding the Balance is Key

Ernest D. Prentice, PhD

9:00
The Beltway View of Balancing Science and Compliance

Matthew R. Bailey, MS

9:45
Break and Exhibits

10:15
The IACUC: A View From Inside the

John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM; AAALAC Representative

11:00
Clear Communication is Critical: Your Program Hangs in the Balance

J. G. Collins, PhD
Molly Greene, BA, CPIA
Ernest D. Prentice, PhD
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA

12:00
Lunch

1:00
Break-Out Session

Active Learning as a Component of IACUC Training
(Registration limited to 20 registrations - please sign up in advance)
J. G. Collins, PhD
OLAW Representative
USDA/APHIS/AC Representative

AAALAC Site Visit Findings
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM; AAALAC Representative
Betsy Browder, DVM, MS

Data Quality and Reproducibility: An IACUC Responsibility?
Paul G. Braunschweiger, PhD

2:00
Break-Out Session

IACUC and Compliance
Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA

The Enforcement Process
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
Jerrold Tannenbaum, MA, JD

Open Forum: Q&A
OLAW Representative
USDA/APHIS/AC Representative

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
OLAW Representative
USDA/APHIS/AC Representative

A Monkey's Wedding: Promises and Challenges of Primate Research
Anthony G. Comuzzie, 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