[MARMAM] Animal Welfare Act compliance in wildlife biology- seats going fast, registration price increases after Sept.1

Whaley, Janet E (APHIS) janet.e.whaley at aphis.usda.gov
Wed Aug 24 13:50:10 PDT 2011

Please post this reminder.  Thank you.

If you are thinking of attending either or both of these sessions, try to register soon.

Registration prices increase after September 1, and over 2/3 of the seats have been filled. Registration link below...

Space is limited.  If all spaces are filled, the registration website will allow you to register for the waiting list and we will make every effort to accommodate those on the waiting list.

This conference is intended to foster a robust conversation among researchers, IACUC members, and government officials that will lead to more meaningful and appropriate application of animal welfare laws in the context of wildlife research and, in turn, to improved care and use of wild animals in wildlife research. This conference will bring representatives from institutions that conduct field research together with the agencies that fund, regulate, or conduct such research, and provide a unique opportunity for productive interaction and discussion of respective jurisdictions, regulations, and best practices.  Recommended for institutions wishing to more effectively facilitate and appropriately oversee wildlife research.  The workshop will provide a forum for open discussion and exploration of common issues and best practices.

A walk on the wild side: a conference on IACUC oversight of wildlife research
IACUC 101 Training

Workshop on Animal Welfare Act compliance for studies of
wildlife in the field and in captivity

26 - 28 October 2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico

IACUC 101(tm): "The Basics" is a full day didactic and interactive educational opportunity for both new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates and others who contribute to their institution's animal care and use program. Didactic sessions address institutional responsibilities; IACUC charges; relevant informational resources; animal welfare laws, regulations and policies; and best standards. Students are also challenged to consider, deliberate, and develop action plans for a variety of potential IACUC scenarios.

IACUC 101 meets the requirements for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. IACUC 101(tm) Series, St. Louis, MO: RACE Provider #556; Program No. 556-7010; Subject Matter Category: Legal; Delivery: Seminar/Lecture.


Participation of women, racial/ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, and other individuals, who have been traditionally underrepresented in science, is encouraged.

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.



IACUC 101 - The Basics

7:30 - 8:15            Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 - 8:30            Introduction
8:30 - 9:15            Historical Perspectives
9:15 - 9:55            Key Components
9:55 - 10:10          Break
10:10 - 10:50        IACUC Functions
10:50 - 11:30        Personnel Qualifications & Training
11:30 - 12:30        Lunch
12:30 - 12:45        Written Q & As - AAALAC, OLAW, USDA
12:45 - 1:40          Program Evaluations and Inspections
1:40 - 2:35            Protocol Review
2:35 - 2:50            Break
2:50 - 3:40            Scenario Shorts - IACUC Deliberations - Students, Faculty, Mentors
3:40 - 4:30            Scenario Responses - AAALAC, OLAW, USDA
4:30 - 5:00            Final Q & As, Evaluation Forms and Attendance Certificates


The second and third days will focus on issues pertaining to or arising from research involving wildlife (mammals, birds, herps, and fish), such as:

- Diversity in use of wild animals in research (ecology, behavior, museum collecting, etc.)
- Application of regulations and guidance written for biomedical applications and domesticated animals to field studies and wild animals
- Compliance issues with free-ranging animals
- Classification of field techniques under USDA categories of pain and distress
- Euthanasia in the field (including discussion of 2011 AVMA guidelines)
- Captive wildlife (quarantine, husbandry, behavioral enrichment, veterinary care)
- Compliance issues with captive wildlife (quarantine, security, safety)
- Release of captive animals back to the field
- Common field procedures - capture, marking, surgery etc.
- Zoonoses, physical injury, and other hazards associated with field biology
- Successful communication between IACUC and researchers with dissimilar knowledge and experience
- Key features of the recently revised Guide to the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals (2010) insofar as they pertain to wildlife research
- Distinguishing between research and management; how animal welfare laws do (or do not) apply to management activities
- NSF Assurance requirement; compliance for institutions that do not yet have IACUCs

Ellen Paul (ellen.paul [ at sign ] verizon.net)
Robert Sikes (rssikes [ at sign ] ualr.edu)

The meeting will be held in "uptown" Albuquerque. The Uptown Business District hosts dozens of restaurants, shops, and other attractions within easy walking distance of the hotel.

The Marriott Albuquerque<http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/abqnm-albuquerque-marriott/>
Room rate: $109 (includes internet) single, double or triple plus 13% local and state tax. Federal per diem rate will be honored. For those who wish to arrive early or depart late, the rate is available 3 days prior to the meeting and 3 days after the meeting.

Book directly: (800) 228-9290; ask for Marriott Albuquerque. The meeting is listed as "ASM-OC." We have a block of 150 rooms on hold until September 24. The rate is not guaranteed for rooms reserved after that date.

Ground transportation:
The hotel is approximately 10 miles from the Albuquerque airport. Best options are the Sunport Shuttle<http://www.sunportshuttle.com/> or a taxi.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER<https://www.123signup.com/calendar?Org=OC>

IACUC 101 only, early registration (by July 1)


IACUC 101 only, regular registration (by September 1)


IACUC 101 only, late registration (September 2 or later)


Two day wildlife conference, early registration (by July 1)


Two day wildlife conference, regular registration (by September 1)


Two day wildlife conference, late registration (September 2 or later )


Three-day conference (IACUC101 plus wildlife), early registration (by July 1)


Three-day conference (IACUC101 plus wildlife), regular registration (by September 1)


Three-day conference (IACUC101 plus wildlife), late registration (September 2 or later)


Registration fees include breakfast and lunch and two coffee breaks per day, as well as all conference materials.

Organizers: American Society of Mammalogy, Ornithological Council, and IACUC 101

Sponsors: National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, New Mexico Consortium, NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Office of Protected Resources, USDA Forest Service Research and Development, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International

Note to students: At the present time, we do not have funding for students but anticipate that funding may become available. If you are interested in attending, please contact Ellen Paul (ellen.paul [at sign] verizon.net). Priority will be given to graduate students who are actually participating in hands-on wildlife research.
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