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Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUC) Training Workshop


SCAW IACUC Training Workshop
Augusta University
Augusta, GA
June 5, 2018

SCAW IACUC Training Workshop
New York City, NY
September 28, 2018

SCAW IACUC Training Workshop
Salt Lake City
October 19, 2018

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SCAW’s Winter Conference

December 3-4, 2018
San Antonio, TX

December 9-10, 2019
San Antonio, TX

December 7-8, 2020
San Antonio, TX

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SCAW's 2018 Annual Winter Conference and IACUC Training Workshops are sponsored with;

Additional supporters; a-tune Software, GSK, Merck Inc,Tech Software and USDA/APHIS/AC

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Scientists Center For Animal Welfare

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April 19, 2018Make Your Voice Heard!
We want Your Ideas to Reduce Administrative Burden in Research with Laboratory Animals

NIH has, for many years, been concerned about the increasing burden of applying for, reporting on, and the costs faced by researchers when complying with requirements on federally-funded research grants— so much so that it is even called out in our strategic plan as an area to address. Today, as we continue to implement the 21st Century Cures Act, NIH is requesting public feedback on some proposed approaches to reduce administrative burden on investigators use of laboratory animals in biomedical research (NOT-OD-18-152 and Federal Register Notice 2018-05173). Together with our colleagues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we are looking for constructive and thoughtful feedback on this topic from individuals, research institutions, professional societies, animal advocacy organizations, and other interested parties. Input will be accepted electronically during a 90-day comment period, that is until June 12, 2018.

Through your participation, we hope to gain insights into how we can best improve the coordination and harmonization of regulations and policies with respect to research with laboratory animals. This call will help shed further light on where the community feels that regulations and policies are inconsistent, overlapping, or unnecessarily duplicative.

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March 27, 2018SCAW's 40th Annivsary

SCAW, a well-established and respected organization for the past 40 years, has become a leader in the field of research animal welfare. We’ve persevered despite limited resources and “rocky” economic times, largely due to the help of our Board of Trustees and Institutional Members.

SCAW has organized and sponsored countless conferences, workshops and seminars in these 40 years. SCAW has always offered timely information, not only to the scientific community, but to all of those involved in research animal welfare as part of our ongoing commitment. We look forward to serving the educational needs of the research community for another 40 years! Look for more information on our upcoming online training videos for SCAW Institutional Members.

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