The ICARE Project aim is to empower IACUCs and their institutions to maintain highest quality animal care and use and to increase compliance with federal standards while minimizing regulatory burden. The Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project uses active learning pedagogy which has been shown to increase effectiveness of adult education in factual and theoretical understanding of scientific and ethical issues by engaging the learner in activities that require the application of high-level concepts. 


Tuesday - Thursday, May 7-9, 2019
Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson St, Providence, RI  02903
401-861-8000  •  Hotel Website


The curriculum at the ICARE Academy focuses on topics that facilitate effective IACUC function.  The curriculum at the three (3) day ICARE Academy is similar to the two (2) day curriculum with additional IACUC topics being addressed. Please see the schedule HERE. Participation is open to those involved in animal care and use programs, including IACUC members and staff, Institutional Officials, veterinarians, animal facilities personnel, administrators, consultants, and compliance and regulatory personnel.


Colleagues from outside the US are welcome to attend the workshop, however the target audience is IACUC members and staff and animal program personnel from US institutions.  The curriculum presented is focused on US federal standards.


During this training workshop, participants will be coached and mentored by experienced facilitators who are also IACUC subject matter experts from the federal, academic and private sectors.  


The number of attendees at an ICARE 3 Day Academy is limited to 36.  Space will be filled on a first come-first serve basis.  If the program is filled, you will have the option to add your name to the waitlist on the registration form.  Registrants should note that the ICARE training is intensive.  Read more about what to expect.


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

Participants should plan to arrive into Providence on Monday, May 6, 2019 and depart on or after Thursday evening, May 9, 2019The Providence (PVD) Airport is 10 miles from the hotel.  The Boston (BOS) Airport is 51 miles from the hotel.



Attendees will work in both large interactive sessions and small facilitated breakout groups.  In all of the sessions, attendees will engage in learning activities such as interactive presentations, group work, and discussions.


The ICARE Academy will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (followed by an optional networking reception), Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM, and Thursday, May 9, 2019, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


ICARE Academy participants work in facilitated breakout groups.  ICARE training is intensive.  Participants are fully engaged in content throughout the training and are not able to conduct other activities such as email, conference calls and laboratory or office management activities during the training day. 


Registration includes:  

  • Instruction
  • Coursework materials
  • Wifi connection in the meeting room
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Tuesday - Thursday, May 7-9, 2019

Registration does not include:

  • Air travel & ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • Parking
  • Ground transportation 


For Questions Contact: 
Erin Heath, CMP
O: 972.712.0035
C: 214.282.6780