Meeting the Challenges of IACUC Oversight in Fish and Wildlife Research

October 30- November 1, 2017
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego CA

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October 30, 2017

8:00
Welcome

Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA, DACLAM

8:15
History Repeats Itself: The Shaping of Animal Welfare Guidance and Practices for Indoor and Outdoor Laboratories

Randall J. Nelson, PhD

9:00
Lab Animals or Wildlife, the Driving Force is Always Animal Welfare

J. G. Collins, PhD
Axel V. Wolff, MS, DVM; OLAW Representative
Robert M. Gibbens, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC Representative
Robert S. Sikes, PhD; AAALAC Representative

9:45
Break

10:15
Covering Your Bases in Animal Acquisition (and Avoiding Fees for Legal Defense)

Robert S. Sikes, PhD

11:00
Key Elements of an Effective IACUC That Reviews Wildlife Research

Ernest D. Prentice, PhD

12:00
Lunch

1:00
Shifting the Focus of Your IACUC From Laboratory Research to Research Using Free-Ranging Wildlife

J.G. Collins, PhD
Tracy A. Thompson, DVM

2:15
Distributions and instructions for mock protocol

2:30
Break

3:30
Breakout Session

Everyone has been given the same mock protocol involving a study of wild animals developed by the organizing committee. All attendees will be divided into eight breakout rooms with one moderator per group. Importantly, attendees are told via email at least one week prior to the meeting to bring the checklist or protocol form from their home institution to assist them in evaluating the mock protocol. For this breakout, they should evaluate the mock protocol and determine the type of information the IACUC will need to make an informed decision about the proposed activities using their own checklist or protocol form.

4:20
Reconvene

All attendees will reconvene; one from each breakout session will discuss topics for which the group feels they need additional information to evaluate the proposed activities. This exercise is intended as a segue to the wildlife portion of the conference.

October 31, 2017
Day Two

8:00
Introduction and Welcome

Robert S. Sikes, PhD

8:15
Study Animals

Moderator: Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA DACLAM
John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS
Steven J. Cooke, PhD
Christopher L. Parkinson, PhD
Ellen Paul, JD, MS

10:00
Break

10;30
Taxon Breakout Sessions: Sample Numbers and Capture

Mammals
John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS
Robert S. Sikes, PhD

Birds
Samantha E. J. Gibbs, DVM, PhD
Patrice N. Klein, MS, VMD, DACPV, DACVPM
Ellen Paul, JD, MS

Amphibians and Reptiles
Christopher L. Parkinson, PhD
Tracy A. Thompson, DVM

Fish
Steven J. Cooke, PhD
Daniel M. Mulcahy, PhD, DVM, DACZM

Noon
Lunch

1:00
Reconvene

Share Concerns and Tactics

2:00
Occupational Safety and Health

Moderator: Ernest D. Prentice, PhD
Patrice N. Klein, MS, VMD, DACPV, DACVPM
Christopher L. Parkinson, PhD

3:00
Break

3:30
Compliance Requirements

Moderator: Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA DACLAM
Robert M. Gibbens, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC Representative
Ellen Paul, JD, MS; Ornithological Council Representative
Tracy A. Thompson, DVM; National Park Service Representative
Axel V. Wolff, MS, DVM; OLAW Representative
Robert S. Sikes, PhD; AAALAC Representative

5:00
End of Day Two

November 1, 2017

8:00
Captive Breeding and Reintroduction of Captive Animals

Robert S. Sikes, PhD
Tracy A. Thompson, DVM

9:00
Euthanasia and Humane Killing

John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS
Daniel M. Mulcahy, PhD, DVM, DACZM
Christopher L. Parkinson, PhD
Robert S. Sikes, PhD

10:00
Break

10:30
Surgical and Other Invasive Procedures and the Use of Pharmaceuticals in the Field

John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS
Daniel M. Mulcahy, PhD, DVM, DACZM

Noon
Lunch

1:00
Taxon Breakout Sessions: Euthanasia and Invasive Procedures in the Field

Mammals
John A. Bryan, II, DVM, MS
Robert S. Sikes, PhD

Birds
Samantha E. J. Gibbs, DVM, PhD
Patrice N. Klein, MS, VMD, DACPV, DACVPM
Ellen Paul, JD, MS

Amphibians and Reptiles
Christopher L. Parkinson, PhD
Tracy A. Thompson, DVM

Fish
Steven J. Cooke, PhD
Daniel M. Mulcahy, PhD, DVM, DACZM

2:30
Reconvene and Sharing of Concerns and Lessons Learned

All speakers from the three days will reconvene

3:30
Concluding Comments and Evaluation of Conference

Randall J. Nelson, PhD
Robert S. Sikes, PhD

Time for Informal Attendee Interactions With Colleagues and Faculty