[MARMAM] An important conference on Animal Welfare Act compliance in wildlife biology

Whaley, Janet E. (APHIS) janet.e.whaley at aphis.usda.gov
Mon Jun 27 10:59:38 PDT 2011


Please post this important conference announcement. Early registration is July 1, 2011.

Thank you,

Janet E. Whaley, DVM
Aquaculture Program Manager
USDA APHIS Veterinary Services
National Center for Animal Health Programs
4700 River Road, Unit 46
Riverdale, MD 20737
Janet.E.Whaley at aphis.usda.gov<mailto:Janet.E.Whaley at aphis.usda.gov>

office (301) 734-0913
fax (301) 734-4982
cell (301) 346-4740


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

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

26 - 28 October 2011
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Organizers

[American Society of Mammalogists]<http://www.mammalsociety.org/>
American Society of Mammalogists

[Ornithological Council]<http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/orncounc/index.html>
Ornithological Council


Supporters

[National Science Foundation]<http://www.nsf.gov/>
National Science Foundation

[National Institutes of Health Office of                      Laboratory Animal Welfare]<http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/olaw.htm>
National Institutes of Health Office
of Laboratory Animal Welfare

[USDA                      Forest Service]<http://www.fs.fed.us/research/>
USDA Forest Service Research and Development

[NOAA                      National Marine Fisheries Service]<http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/>
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Office of Protected Resources

[New                      Mexico Consortium]<http://newmexicoconsortium.org/>


[cid:part8.02040407.00010607 at verizon.net]<http://www.aaalac.org/>

Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International


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.

Space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please register as early as possible. 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.

IACUC 101
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.

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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.

Core Faculty

IACUC 101 "CORE" (non-federal) FACULTY: Lynn C. Anderson, DVM, DACLAM, Merck; Joseph T. Bielitzki, MS, DVM, University of Central Florida; Marilyn J. Brown, DVM, MS, DACLAM, Charles River Laboratories; Jerry Collins, PhD, Yale University; Cynthia S. Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA, University of Minnesota; Molly Greene, BA, CPIA, Michigan State University; Mary Lou James, BA, LATg, Regulatory Compliance Research Animal Welfare; Monte Matthews, BA, CPIA, University of Oregon; Marky E. Pitts, CPIA, IACUC Advisor; Ernest D. Prentice, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Representatives from NIH OLAW, USDA Animal Care and AAALAC International.

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AGENDA

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

WILDLIFE RESEARCH IN THE FIELD AND IN THE LAB

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

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. Federal U.S. agencies, such as the National Marine Fisheries Service, the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the USDA Forest Service, the National Science Foundation, and the NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare will be represented. Also invited: U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, AAALAC International, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Association of Wildlife Veterinarians, and the Institute of Laboratory Animal Research of the National Research Council (National Academies of Science).

The full program agenda will be posted on or about June 1.

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

Venue
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.

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)

$225

IACUC 101 only, regular registration (by September 1)

$250

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

$275


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

$200

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

$225

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

$250


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

$350

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

$375

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

$400


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

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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