ICARE VIRTUAL SESSIONS
ICARE VIRTUAL SESSIONS
Those who care for biomedical research animals have the responsibility of providing support to scientists and exemplary care to the animals that depend upon us. To support IACUC members and staff and animal care and use program personnel, the ICARE faculty offers new online programs, OLAW Conversations and OLAW History. The program will provide institutional animal care and use program personnel the opportunity to view presentations on the following topics:
OLAW CONVERSATIONS presented by ICARE will be offered at NO CHARGE. Participants are invited to register for any session of interest.
The program format is webinar. Modules and group work are not included in this program.
TOPICS for OLAW CONVERSATIONS presented by ICARE
All sessions will include closed captioning.
Each session will be offered 1:30 - 3:30 PM Eastern time on the date provided in the schedule below which corresponds to:
The sessions are live only and will not be recorded.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Post COVID-19 Challenges: Staff Shortages and Returning to Physical Workspaces
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
OLAW Guidance on Annual Reports, Semiannual Inspections, and the AAALAC International Program Description
Thursday, September 2, 2021
Post COVID-19 Challenges: Vaccine Hesitancy and Vaccination Issues in the Workplace
Friday, September 10, 2021
Refinements to Promote Social Housing While on Study
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Reducing Administrative Burden in Zebrafish Programs and Grant to Protocol Congruence Review
History of U.S. Animal Welfare Oversight
HISTORY of U.S. Animal Welfare Oversight will be offered at NO CHARGE on
Friday, September 24, 2021
2:00 - 5:00 PM Eastern Time
- 1:00 - 4:00 PM Central Time
- 12:00 - 3:00 PM Mountain Time
- 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Please join the ICARE Project for an online panel discussion: History of US Animal Welfare Oversight. This free webinar will be broadcast live via Zoom and subsequently will be available to the public.
Panelists will share their longstanding commitment to humane care and use of animals in the conduct of scientific research, including the development, harmonization, and implementation of the PHS Policy and Animal Welfare Act and Regulations, the origin of IACUCs, commitment to performance standards, minimization of administrative burden, and operation of quality animal care and use programs. Distinguished panelists of this program include:
- Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM, ICARE faculty, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
- B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW, Management Consultant
- Jerry Collins, PhD, (Ret) Yale University School of Medicine
- Ron Dehaven, DVM, MBA, Dehaven Veterinary Solutions, (Ret) USDA, AVMA
- Betty Goldentyer, DVM, Deputy Administrator, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care
- Nelson Garnett, DVM, DACLAM (Ret) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
- Charlie McCarthy, PhD (Ret) Office of Protection from Research Risks, NIH assisted by Amy (Kuei-Lan) Chuang, MS, Virginia Commonwealth University
- Carolyn McKinnie, DVM, ICARE Faculty, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care
- John Miller, DVM, DACLAM, (Ret) Office of Protection from Research Risks, Animal Welfare Division, NIH; AAALAC
- Ernest Prentice, PhD, ICARE Faculty, (Ret) University of Nebraska
- Susan Brust Silk, MS, ICARE Faculty, (Ret) Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH
- Robert Whitney, DVM, MS, DACLAM, (Ret) RADM, USPHS (will participate in writing)
Participants may register for any session(s) of interest. The goal of the ICARE Project is to improve animal welfare while reducing regulatory burden and improving compliance with federal standards. To reach that goal, the ICARE faculty have developed and offered workshops since 2016.
IACUC members and Institutional personnel involved in animal care and use programs (veterinarians, compliance, PAM, trainers, investigators, administrators) may register to participate in the ICARE Virtual sessions.
- Registration is FREE and limited to 500 participants per session; there is no fee for participating in the ICARE Virtual Sessions.
- If more than 500 people register, ICARE will maintain a wait list; more session(s) may be offered if demand is sufficient.
- Participants may register for any session(s) of interest.
FORMAT OF ICARE VIRTUAL SESSIONS
The presentations will be conducted via webinar. Participants may submit questions and comments via the chat/Q&A features.
PLANS FOR THE FUTURE
ICARE will be flexible in our offerings, with the priority to meet the needs of the community we serve in this rapidly changing environment.