IACUC 2017 Conference

IACUC 2017 is a two-day conference intended for both new IACUC members and seasoned members of animal care and use programs.

Day 1 (IACUC Fundamentals) will address key issues for successful animal care and use programs, including the roles and responsibilities of the IACUC, semiannual program reviews and inspections, training and personnel qualifications, and protocol review, including ongoing oversight and noncompliance issues in a case study format.

Day 2 (IACUC Advanced) will provide in-depth presentations and discussion during multiple plenary and breakout sessions. Plenary sessions will address the reduction of regulatory burden, ongoing IACUC oversight, as well as a comprehensive look at the IACUC – its past, present and future. Additionally, concurrent sessions will address:

  • Records and Documentation
  • Training and Competency Assessment
  • Wildlife and Field Considerations
  • Protocol Review
  • Protocol Amendments and Considerations
  • Interface of IACUCs and Experimental Design
  • IACUC Issues Specific to Agricultural Research

IACUC Fundamentals (May 4, 2017)

Check-In/Refreshments

Welcome

Suzanne Wilkison
President
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research

Role of the IACUC in the Animal Care and Use Program:
History, Ethical Responsibility and Program Players

Bob Lowman, Ph.D.
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IACUC Responsibilities and Processes

Joseph D. Thulin, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Director, Biomedical Resource Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Break

Protocol Review

Tracey Heenan, D.V.M., CPIA
Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Director, Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Lunch

Semiannual Program Review and Inspections

David Lyons, Ph.D.
Director, Animal Welfare Program & Animal Care and Use Committee
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Training and Personnel Qualifications

John N. Norton, D.V.M., Ph.D., DABT, DACLAM
Professor of Pathology
University Veterinarian
Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
Duke University

Break

Case Scenarios:


1) Protocol Reviews 
(15 minutes)

Gabe McKeon, D.V.M., DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
North Carolina State University

2) Annual Reviews (15 minutes)

Anna Hampton, D.V.M., DACLAM, DACAW, CPIA
Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

3) Issues of Noncompliance (15 minutes)

Jaimie Graff, M.A., CPIA
IACUC Administrator/PAM
US EPA/ORD/NHEERL/POS

Colleen Bennett, M.S.
Assistant Director, Oversight & Outreach (Animal Research)
Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Panel and Q&A

Wrap-Up

Adjourn

IACUC Advanced (May 5, 2017)

Check-In/Refreshments

Welcome

Suzanne Wilkison
President
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research

Minimizing Regulatory Burden

Joseph D. Thulin, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Director, Biomedical Resource Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Ongoing IACUC Oversight

Chandra Williams, D.V.M., DACLAM, CPIA
University Veterinarian and Vivarium Director
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Break

Concurrent Sessions #1

(Participants will attend two of the following four sessions. Each topic will be provided by the same speakers two times in a row.)

Option A
Reducing Regulatory Burden Continued

John N. Norton, D.V.M., Ph.D., DABT, DACLAM
Professor of Pathology
University Veterinarian
Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources
Duke University

Joseph D. Thulin, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Director, Biomedical Resource Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Option B
Training and Competency Assessment

Amanda Dillard, RVT, LATG
Laboratory Animal Training Coordinator
Wake Forest University School of Medicine

Linda Fritz
Animal External Diligence Manager
Office of Animal Welfare, Ethics and Strategy, US
RD Platform Technology & Science
GlaxoSmithKline

Option C
Records and Documentation

Yvette Huet, Ph.D.
IACUC Chair
Professor, Kinesiology
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jennifer Dew, B.S., CPIA, RLATg
IACUC Coordinator
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Option D
Wildlife and Field Considerations for IACUCs

Dorcas O’Rourke, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

Michael K. Stoskopf, DVM, Ph.D., DACZM
Director, Environmental Medicine Consortium
Professor of Wildlife and Aquatic Medicine
Department of Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University

Transition

Concurrent Sessions #1 — Repeat Sessions Above

Lunch

Concurrent Sessions #2

(Participants will attend two of the following four sessions. Each topic will be provided by the same speakers two times in a row.)

Option A
Interface of IACUCs and Experimental Design

Jeff Everitt, D.V.M.
Professor of Pathology
School of Medicine
Duke University

Grace Kissling, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist
Biostatistics & Computational Biology Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Option B
Protocol Amendment Processes and Considerations

Anna Hampton, D.V.M., DACLAM, DACAW, CPIA
Director, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

Jennifer Dew, B.S., CPIA, RLATg
IACUC Coordinator
Mispro Biotech Services

Option C
Deadly Sins of Protocol Review

Debbie Vanderford, D.V.M.
Compliance Liason, Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

Steven T. Shipley, D.V.M., DACLAM
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Veterinary Services
Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Option D
Issues Specific to Agricultural Research

Dorcas O’Rourke, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM 
Attending Veterinarian
Professor and Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

Gabe McKeon, D.V.M., DACLAM
Attending Veterinarian
North Carolina State University

John Parrish, D.V.M., Ph.D., ACLAM, LSSBB
University and Attending Veterinarian
Godley-Snell Research Center
Clemson University

Break

Concurrent Sessions #2 — Repeat Sessions Above

Transition back to auditorium

IACUCs: Past, Present and Future

William S. Stokes, D.V.M., DACLAM, DACAW, BCES, FATS
Assistant Director, Animal Welfare Operations
USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

Wrap-Up

Adjourn

Continuing Education Details

IACUC 2017 has been approved by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board to offer up to 14 hours of continuing education credit. Attendance certificates will be provided at the end of each day.

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Event Details
  • Thursday, May 4 &
    Friday, May 5, 2017

    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

  • Conference Location:

    North Carolina Biotechnology Center
    15 T.W. Alexander Drive
    Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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  • Registration Price (through March 13)

    • For employees of NCABR member organizations: $325 for one-day attendance / $475 for two-day attendance
    • For others:
    $425 for one-day attendance/ $675 for two-day attendance

     

    Registration Price (after March 13)

    • For employees of NCABR member organizations: $350 for one-day attendance / $500 for two-day attendance
    • For others:
    $450 for one-day attendance/ $700 for two-day attendance

  • Who Should Attend:
    • 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

  • Payments by Check
    Please make your check out to “NCABR” and mail it to:

    NCABR

    Attn: IACUC 2017

    P.O.Box 19469

    Raleigh, NC 27619-9469

     

    Your check must be received no later than April 25 for your registration to be valid. If your check has not been received by that date, your registration will be canceled.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Orders canceled on or before April 25, 2017, are eligible for a full refund.

     

    Orders canceled after April 25, 2017, are not eligible for a refund.
    To cancel, please notify Regina Williams at the contact info below.

  • Substitution Policy
    A substitution from the registrant’s organization is permitted.

     

    Please notify Regina Williams at the contact info below at least 7 days in advance of the conference.

  • Questions?
    Contact Regina Williams

    Director of Programs, NCABR

    at rwilliams@ncabr.org

    or 919-785-1304 x 202