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. 


THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL Tuesday - Friday, October 13-16, 2020
(originally scheduled for June 23-26)
Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel
21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, Michigan 48375
248-349-4000  •  Hotel Website


Train the Trainer Institutes (TTI) teach institutional training personnel to use active learning in their training programs. Participants will engage in active learning applied to IACUC subject matter content and modules that address the scientific basis of active learning pedagogy. Participants will be coached and mentored by experienced facilitators who are also IACUC subject matter experts from the federal, academic and private sectors. The facilitators will help participants develop the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver active learning IACUC training. See more about our ICARE faculty here


The ICARE TTI will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM through Friday, October 16, 2020, 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM (with optional group work in the evenings 7:30-10:00 PM Tues/Wed/Thu).


Please see the schedule HERE (subject to change).


Participation is open to institutional animal care and use program trainers and IACUC administrators.  Institutions are encouraged to send two (2) or more trainers to participate in the workshop as that will facilitate implementation of active learning training at the institution.  

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.

The number of attendees at an ICARE TTI 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 to the right.


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


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. 


EARLY RATE:  $1000   
             (through AUGUST 31, 2020)
Regular Rate:  $1100 
            (September 1, 2020 - October 6, 2020)
Late Rate:  $1200 
            (after October 6, 2020)


Registration includes:  

  • Instruction
  • Coursework materials
  • Wifi connection in the meeting room
  • Breakfast & Lunch on Tuesday - Friday, October 13-16, 2020

Registration does not include:

  • Air travel
  • Ground transportation
  • Lodging
  • Dinner
  • Parking (complimentary at this hotel)


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 Monday, October 12, 2020 and plan to depart on flights at 7:00 PM or later on Friday, October 16 or anytime on Saturday, October 17, 2020.  

Detroit (DTW) Metro Wayne County Airport is the closest airport (21 miles) to the conference hotel.