IACUC 2014 Conference

IACUC 2014 is a two-day conference intended for both new IACUC members and seasoned members of animal care and use programs.

It will be held April 29-30 at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, in Research Triangle Park.

Pre-Conference Activity

Tour of the Duke Lemur Center
This free, optional tour is open to all conference attendees who register online through April 23, no matter whether you are attending Day 1, Day 2 or both days.
It will take place at the Duke Lemur Center, in Durham, on the Monday before the conference. When you register, you will be asked whether you plan to attend.

Day 1: IACUC Fundamentals

Check-in & Walk-up Registration

Welcome

Suzanne Wilkison
President
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)

Changing Attitudes Toward Animals and Their Welfare

James Serpell, B.Sc., Ph.D.
Marie A. Moore Professor of Humane Ethics & Animal Welfare
Chief, Section of Behavior and Human-Animal Interactions, Ryan Veterinary Hospital
Director, Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Harm Benefit Analysis

Rebecca Walker, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Social Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Roles and Responsibilities of the IACUC: An AAALAC Perspective

John Bradfield, Ph.D., DVM
Senior Director
AAALAC International

Lunch & Networking

Concurrent Session #1

Option A
Successful Strategies for Performing Semiannual Inspections and Deficiency Follow-up
Judy Schledorn, CPIA
Regulatory Compliance Administrator/IACUC
North Carolina State University
Option B
Ongoing Oversight That Actually Works: Methods and Options
Anna Hampton, DVM, DACLAM
Assistant Director
Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University
Option C
Training: Why, How, Who and How Much?
Emily W. Hearne, M.S.
Training and Compliance Manager
Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Option D
Protocol Review
Debbie Vanderford, DVM, DACLAM
Senior Compliance Liaison
Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

Concurrent Session #2

Option A
Successful Strategies for Performing Semiannual Inspections and Deficiency Follow-up
Judy Schledorn
Option B
Ongoing Oversight That Actually Works: Methods and Options
Anna Hampton
Option C
Training: Why, How, Who and How Much?
Emily W. Hearne
Option D
Protocol Review
Debbie Vanderford

Concurrent Session #3

Option A
Successful Strategies for Performing Semiannual Inspections and Deficiency Follow-up
Judy Schledorn
Option B
Ongoing Oversight That Actually Works: Methods and Options
Anna Hampton
Option C
Training: Why, How, Who and How Much?
Emily W. Hearne
Option D
Protocol Review
Debbie Vanderford

Concurrent Session Recap

Adjourn

Day 2: IACUC Advanced

When you register, you will be asked to indicate which concurrent sessions you plan to attend on Day 2. Please attend the sessions you selected.

Check-in & Walk-up Registration

Welcome & Introductions

Suzanne Wilkison
President
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research (NCABR)
Ron Banks, DVM
Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

Transition to Concurrent Sessions

Concurrent Session #1

Option A
Lean Program Basics: Best Practices for Those with Limited Budgets and Staff
Tonya R. Hargett, Ph.D., LATG
Interim Director for Undergraduate Research
Research Compliance (IACUC, IBC, Radiation Safety)
Division of Research and Economic Development
North Carolina A&T State University
Option B
Role of the IACUC Administrator
William "Bill" Greer, CPIA, RLAT
Associate Director
Office for Research Protections
Penn State University
Option C
Non-Traditional Species in Far-off Locations: What are the Committee's Obligations?
A scenario-based discussion
Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM
Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
Attending Veterinarian
East Carolina University
Option D
How to Assure Compliance Without Impeding Research
Rene Cutting, M.S., LAT
IACUC Training and Compliance Coordinator
Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Emily W. Hearne, M.S.
Training and Compliance Manager
Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sesha Jackson Woodard
IACUC Training and Compliance Coordinator
Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Concurrent Session #2

Option A
Granting Agency Relationships
A scenario-based discussion
Anna Hampton, DVM, DACLAM
Assistant Director
Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University
Option B
Protocols, SOPs and Tech Plans: Which Ones Require IACUC Review and Action?
Ron Banks, DVM
Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University
Option C
Enrichment, Behavior and Social Management: Methods to Assess and Limit Stress in Animals' Environments
Kelsey Neeb
Environmental Enrichment Coordinator
Animal Resources Program
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Option D
Compliance Case Studies: Protocol Noncompliance, Animal Welfare Concerns
Colleen Bennett, M.S.
Oversight and Outreach Manager for Animal Research
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Concurrent Session #3

Option A
Streamlining the IACUC Review Process
Jennifer Dew
Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Specialist
GlaxoSmithKline
Option B
Controlled Substances
Karen H. Taylor, DVM
President
BioTech Animal Resource Consulting, Inc.
Option C
MOUs and IIAs
Michelle J. Denning, B.S., LATG, CPIA
IACUC Manager and Grants Specialist
Office of Animal Care and Use (OACU)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Option D
Literature Search
Emily Mazure, MSI, AHIP
Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian
Duke University

Lunch

Dealing with Adverse Events (Identifying, Investigating, Deliberating and Reporting)

William "Bill" Greer, CPIA, RLAT
Associate Director
Office for Research Protections
Penn State University

Departures from the Guide: The OLAW Perspective

Susan Brust Silk, M.S.
Director, Division of Policy and Education
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research
Office of the Director
National Institutes of Health

Break

The Seven Deadly Sins of Protocol Review

Debbie Vanderford, DVM, DACLAM
Senior Compliance Liaison
Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

Concluding Audience Comments, Evaluation & Attendance Certificates

Adjourn

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Presented in Partnership With

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Registration

Last day to register online: Wednesday, April 23 (walk-up registration also will be available)

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Last day to cancel a registration and receive refund: Wednesday, April 23

To cancel a registration, contact Regina Williams at rwilliams@ncabr.org or 919-785-1304.

If you're an employee of an organization that belongs to one of the state-level SUBR associations throughout the U.S., you may qualify for discounted pricing. Please contact Regina for details.

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Sponsorship Fact Sheet
Event Details
  • Tuesday, April 29 &
    Wednesday, April 30
  • North Carolina Biotechnology Center
    15 T.W. Alexander Drive
    Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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  • Registration Price (through March 18)
    For employees of NCABR member organizations:
    $275 for one-day attendance / $425 for two-day

    For others:
    $375 for one-day attendance/ $650 for two-day

    Registration Price (after March 18)
    For employees of NCABR member organizations:
    $300 for one-day attendance / $475 for two-day

    For others:
    $400 for one-day attendance/ $700 for two-day
  • Who It's For
    • IACUC Chairs
    • IACUC Committee members
    • IACUC Administrators/Coordinators
    • Regulatory personnel
    • Support staff
    • Institutional Officials
    • Research managers
    • Animal researchers
    • Attending Veterinarians
    • Other lab animal veterinarians
    • Animal care staff
    • Others interested in IACUCs