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)
  • Protocol expiration dates
  • Effectively working with ancillary committees (IBC, IRB, environmental safety)
  • Occupational health & safety compliance
  • Considerations for alternatives: Pain categories, search requirements and the 3Rs
  • Application of veterinary clinical care
  • Animal biocontainment in BSL3 labs
  • Field research
  • IACUC oversight of invertebrates
  • Methods for reducing administrative burden
  • Establishing a compassion fatigue program
  • Rehoming research animals
  • Humane endpoints
  • Best practices in program communication mechanisms

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.

 

IACUC Fundamentals (April 29, 2019)

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, Program Players & Responsibilities

Bob Lowman, Ph.D.
Workshops for Grant Writers, LLC

Initial and Continuing Protocol Reviews

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

Break

Humane Endpoints (Fundamentals)

Terry Blankenship, D.V.M.
Animal Program Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Lunch

Issues of Noncompliance

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

Jaimie Graff, M.A., CPIA
IACUC Administrator/PAM
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Semiannual Program Reviews and Inspections

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

Break

Training: What, How, Who and How Much?

Brooke Rogerson
Animal Care and Use Program Coordinator
Comparative Medicine Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Wrap-Up

Adjourn

IACUC Advanced (April 30, 2019)

Check-In/Refreshments

Welcome

Suzanne Wilkison
President
North Carolina Association for Biomedical Research

Harm-Benefit Analysis

Christian E. Newcomer, D.V.M., M.S., DACLAM
Executive Director Emeritus
AAALAC International

Transition

Concurrent Sessions #1

Option A
Reducing Administrative Burden

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

Option B
Animal Biocontainment in BSL3s

Victoria K. Baxter, D.V.M., Ph.D., DACLAM
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Clinical Veterinarian, Division of Comparative Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Option C
IACUC Oversight of Invertebrates

Cecile Baccanale, D.V.M.
Clinical Associate Professor/Veterinarian
Department of Comparative Medicine
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

Option D
Animal Research Communications Training

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker throughout the day. Seating is limited.)

Roger Conner
Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science

Break

Concurrent Sessions #2

Option A
Considerations for Alternatives: Pain Categories, Search Requirements and the 3Rs

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker two times in a row.)

Allison R. Rogala, D.V.M., DACLAM
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Option B
Applications of Veterinary Clinical Care

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker two times in a row.)

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

Option C
Controlled Substance Use, Oversight and Management

Catherine Brennan
Assistant Director
Chemical Safety & Emergency Response Officer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Sonia Doss
Compliance Liaison
Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

Option D
Animal Research Communications Training

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker throughout the day. Seating is limited.)

Roger Conner
Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science

Transition to next concurrent session

Concurrent Sessions #3

Option A
Considerations for Alternatives: Pain Categories, Search Requirements and the 3Rs

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker two times in a row.)

Allison R. Rogala, D.V.M., DACLAM
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Option B
Applications of Veterinary Clinical Care

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker two times in a row.)

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

Option C
Occupational Health & Safety Compliance

Catherine Brennan
Assistant Director
Chemical Safety & Emergency Response Officer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kenneth R. Muller, B.A., RLATG
DCM Training Coordinator
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Option D
Animal Research Communications Training

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker throughout the day. Seating is limited.)

Roger Conner
Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science

Lunch

Concurrent Sessions #4

Option A
Collaborations, MOUs and Grant Congruency Review

Rebecca Dye
IACUC Grants Manager
Office of Animal Care and Use
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Option B
Field 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

Option C
Establishing a Compassion Fatigue Program

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

Option D
Animal Research Communications Training

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker throughout the day. Seating is limited.)

Roger Conner
Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science

Transition to next concurrent session

Concurrent Sessions #5

Option A
Program Communication Mechanisms

William L. Wade, LVT, RLATG, CPIA
Compliance Liaison for Education and Training
Office of Animal Welfare Assurance
Duke University

Option B
Tracking Animal Numbers

Derek Norford, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D., CPIA
University Veterinarian and Research Scientist
North Carolina Central University

Option C
Rehoming Research Animals

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

Option D
Animal Research Communications Training

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker throughout the day. Seating is limited.)

Roger Conner
Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science

Transition to next concurrent session

Concurrent Sessions #6

Option A
Protocol Expiration Dates

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

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

Option B
Effectively Working with Ancillary Committees

Antony Schwartz, Ph.D., SM(NRCM), CBSP(ABSA)
Director, Biological Safety
Biological Safety Officer, Duke IBC
Responsible Official, Duke Select Agent Program
Duke University

Matthew Stiegel, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Occupational & Environmental Safety
Director, Laboratory Safety Division
Duke University

Option C
Humane Endpoints (Advanced)

Terry Blankenship, D.V.M.
Animal Program Director
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Institutes of Health

Option D
Animal Research Communications Training

(This same topic will be provided by the same speaker throughout the day. Seating is limited.)

Roger Conner
Coalition for the Public Understanding of Science

Transition back to auditorium

Future Challenges: The Role of the IACUC in the Design and Conduct of Reproducible Animal Experiments that Contribute to Translational Success

Jeff Everitt, D.V.M.
Research Animal Pathology Core
Duke University

Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks

Adjourn

Continuing Education Details

IACUC 2019 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
  • 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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    Lodging:

    Click here for a list of area lodging.

  • 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

     


    Registration closes April 22, 2019

  • 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 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