OFFICE FOR PROTECTION FROM RESEARCH RISKS NOTICE OF UPCOMING MEETINGS 
ON INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL CARE AND USE COMMITTEES

Release Date:  February 22, 2000

NOTICE:  OD-00-023

National Institutes of Health

This notice announces the upcoming March 13-14, 2000, IACUC Conference 
cosponsored by Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), AAALAC 
International, and Tufts University School of Medicine, entitled, IACUCs: The 
Ethics, the Politics, and the Reality.  In addition, the Applied Research Ethics 
National Association (ARENA) will hold ARENA's 2000 IACUC Conference March 12.  
The meetings provide guidance and education to Public Health Service (PHS) 
awardee institutions and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs) 
on implementation of the provisions of the PHS Policy on Humane Care and Use of 
Laboratory Animals (PHS Policy).  The meetings will be held in Boston, MA, at 
the Sheraton Hotel and Towers. 

The meetings will examine the ways in which animal care and use may be improved 
for all stakeholders involved.  Presentations will focus on the legal, moral, 
and practical aspects of IACUC responsibilities, and will offer concrete and 
productive ways to enhance its performance.  Representatives from the USDA, the 
Office for Protection from Research Risks, and AAALAC International will give 
their perspectives, as will scientists, veterinarians, administrators, ethicists, 
and other key representatives from academia, research institutions, and industry.  
Workshops will provide a forum for participants to voice opinions and ask 
specific questions.

The meeting brochure may be accessed at:  
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/conference_iacuc_20000312.pdf

For additional information contact:

Carol Wigglesworth
Senior Policy Analyst
Office for Protection from Research Risks
Division of Animal Welfare
6100 Executive Blvd., Suite 3B01
Rockville, MD 20892-7505
phone:  301-402-5913
email: carol_wigglesworth@nih.gov


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