IACUC 2019 Conference

IACUC 2019  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, training and personnel qualifications, protocol review, semiannual program reviews and inspections, issues of noncompliance and corrective measures that actually work.

Day 2 (IACUC Advanced) will provide in-depth presentations and discussion during multiple plenary and breakout sessions. Plenary sessions will address harm-benefit analysis and the issues where scientific review and IACUC review overlap, resulting in substantial pressures that will result in IACUCs needing new and flexible ways of looking at their mandate and their work.

Concurrent sessions will address:

  • Controlled substance use, oversight and management
  • Collaborations, MOUs and grant congruency review
  • Challenges in tracking animal numbers (e.g., rodent neonates, fish, field studies and other animals that may not be captured in a centralized system)
  • Protocol expiration dates: How are they determined, tracked and what happens to the animals
  • Working with and maintaining high quality ancillary committees (Occupational Health & Safety; Environmental Health & Safety)
  • Considerations for alternatives: Pain categories, search requirements and the 3Rs
  • Application of veterinary clinical care scenarios
  • Animal biocontainment in BSL3 labs
  • Field studies vs. field research
  • IACUC oversight of invertebrates
  • Methods for reducing administrative burden
  • Compassion fatigue programs
  • Animal adoption programs
  • Humane endpoints
  • Best practices in program communication between veterinary staff/IACUC/husbandry/etc. and researchers/investigators

Lab Animal Research Communications Intensives  — New for NCABR’s IACUC Advanced program will be the addition of multiple, optional small group communication intensive sessions. These 45-minute sessions, led by a science communications expert, will run throughout the day on April 30. Participants will work through scenarios that prepare and empower them to provide effective lab animal research advocacy.


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Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details and to become a sponsoring partner:

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Event Details
  • Monday, April 29, 2019 &
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Conference Location:

    North Carolina Biotechnology Center
    15 T.W. Alexander Drive
    Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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  • Registration Price (through March 1)

    • For employees of NCABR member organizations: $375 for one-day attendance / $500 for two-day attendance
    • For others: $475 for one-day attendance/ $700 for two-day attendance


    Registration Price (after March 1)

    • For employees of NCABR member organizations: $400 for one-day attendance / $525 for two-day attendance
    • For others: $500 for one-day attendance/ $725 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:


    Attn: IACUC 2019

    P.O.Box 19469

    Raleigh, NC 27619-9469


    Your check must be received no later than April 22 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 22, 2019, are eligible for a full refund.
    Orders canceled after April 22, 2019, are not eligible for a refund.


    To cancel, please notify Virginia Crisp at the contact info below.

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


    Please notify Virginia Crisp at the contact info below at least 7 days in advance of the conference.

  • Questions?
    Contact Virginia Crisp

    Program Coordinator, Member Services & Support, NCABR

    at vcrisp@ncabr.org

    or 919-785-1304 x 202