The Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project                                                   aims to empower IACUCs and their institutions to improve animal welfare and thus increase the quality of data collected, and increase compliance with federal standards while minimizing regulatory burden. ICARE Academies (IA) offer participants an understanding of research animal welfare and IACUC oversight issues through active learning and scientific teaching. 


Introduction to IACUC Function (IA Intro)


Monday - Tuesday, March 2-3, 2020

Washington Duke Inn

3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705

919-490-0999  •  Hotel Website


The ICARE Academy IA Intro in Durham, North Carolina will be held at the: 
Washington Duke Inn
3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham, NC 27705
919-490-0999  •  Hotel Website

We have secured a $111/night plus tax room rate at the Washington Duke Inn for all ICARE Academy participants.  This rate is the government per diem for Durham, NC. 

Participants will book their hotel rooms directly with the hotel via the 
ONLINE BOOKING LINK.  If you have trouble, please call 1-919-490-0999 and ask for the group code ICARE ACADEMY Group 794135 room block). We recommend that you book your room for arrival on Sunday, March 1 and departure on Tuesday, March 3 or Wednesday, March 4, depending on your travel arrangements.  (The ICARE Academy classroom sessions end at 5:45 PM on Tuesday, March 3).
This hotel is currently SOLD OUT. 
Please contact [email protected] for alternate options.
Should you need an additional night's stay, the hotel will honor the group rate for additional nights pending availability.

Guest rooms include: complimentary wifi, Keurig coffee & tea maker, hair dryer, in-room safe, mini bar and iron & ironing board.  All rooms are Non Smoking.

The hotel offers a 24 hour business center.  The fitness center is open 4:30 AM - midnight and the indoor pool is open 6:30 AM - midnight.  3.1 mile walking & running trail through Duke Forest.  Access to Duke University Golf Club.

The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle every 30 minutes to Duke University and Medical Center as well as the Ninth Street entertainment district.

Parking:  Self Parking parking is complimentary.


Please do not purchase air travel tickets until you have received a confirmation of your registration.

Participants should plan to arrive into the area on Sunday, March 1, 2020 and plan to depart on flights at 7:00 PM or later on Tuesday, March 3 or anytime on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.  

Raleigh Durham (RDU) Airport is located 17 miles from the conference hotel. 


Uber, Lyft or taxi are available for transportation from the airport to the hotel.
Airport shuttle service is operated by My RDU Airport Shuttle.  Book online at:


Raleigh Durham (RDU) Airport is located 17 miles from the conference hotel.