2018 IACUC Regional Educational Conference

INSTITUTIONAL Animal Care and Use COMMITTEE (IACUC) CONFERENCE

Location: Lynnwood Convention Center, Lynnwood WA

 

Program of Activities

February 27, 2018 - NWABR Spring IACUC Conference (Registration Fees Ranging From $295 to $475)

  • A one day meeting on February 27, 2018 covering hot topics related to animal care and use, led by facilitators from around the United States.
  • Exhibit tables on February 27, 2018 so attendees can meet with those in the field providing valuable resources and service.

NWABR will once again be working with the Office of Animal Care at the University of Washington to arrange a complimentary program that will showcase strategies to improve animal care programs.

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Background

For the past 19 years NWABR has offered an annual IACUC conference for IACUC Committee members, veterinarians, animal techs and researchers.  This leading regional conference is designed by a volunteer Planning Committee.  The members of the Planning Committee passionately care about the ethical use of animals in research and will be designing this conference to meet the needs of both new and experienced practitioners.  

In addition to the various presentations there will be a Mock IACUC session that will allow conference participants to test their knowledge of the rules and regulations against a panel of experts and regulatory and compliance experts.

As always the aim of this conference will be to provide you with up to date information that will directly inform your day to day work, allow for much needed networking and most importantly focus on the heart of this important work.

THE FOLLOWING IS THE PROPOSED AGENDA FOR THE IACUC CONFERENCE AND FOR PRE-CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES.

Monday, February 26, 2018 –IACUC Chairs and Administrators Meeting (Invitation Only Attendance – Free)

 

Time

Topic/Speakers

9.00am

Sign in, coffee/snacks, networking

9.30am

Facilitated discussion with IACUC Chairs and Administrators on best practices, emerging issues and key changes impacting IACUCs.

 

Monday February 26, 2018 – Bridging the Gap Facility Tour of University of Washington Animal Care Facilities – Free (attendance limited to 20 participants)

 

Time

Topic/Speakers

12.30pm

Sign in, coffee/snacks, networking, introduction to the Program

1.00pm

Bridging the Gap

program including: their recent approach (and challenges) on developing and implementing a sustainable compassion fatigue program to meet the needs of their research community as well as an opportunity to view maps and take a virtual tour of the Department of Comparative Medicine’s (DCMs) new 84,000 sq ft 'state-of-the-art' Animal Research Facility (opening May/June 2017) followed by a guided surface tour.

3.45pm

Thankyous and closing remarks

 

 

Monday February 26, 2018 - Pre Conference Networking Reception (Free)

Time

Topic/Speakers

4.00pm

All attendees are invited to attend a reception with members from the UW, OAW, DCM, NWABR and confirmed speakers for the 2018 IACUC Regional Educational Conference.

 

 

 

February 27, 2018 – NWABR Annual Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference

Theme:  All the R’s

Time

Topic

Speakers

Learning Objectives

Time

8:00 – 8:05

Welcome to first morning session

Ken Gordon (NWABR)

 

 

8:05 – 8:35

Review of the Basics

I, a Cook: The IACUC Recipe

Cindy Pekow (VA Puget Sound)

This session will provide an overview of what IACUC members need to know about the laws and regulations governing the use of animals in research. Topics will include: determining what laws pertain to research with animals/species and funding sources; who enforces the laws and accredits facilities; the purpose and role of IACUC; the roles of the various committee members; and, where to find good resources.

30 minutes

(30 minutes cumulative)

8:35 – 9:05

Review of the Basics

Protocol Review

Greg Timmel (OHSU)

During this session, faculty will cover the aspects a committee needs to consider as part of the review process, including: understanding why the research is being done and what will happen to the animals from start to finish; the intersections with other committees (e.g., IBC); the roles of committee members; and formal protocol review processes. This session will also review designated member review, conflicts of interest, and post-approval monitoring.

30 minutes

(1 hour cumulative)

9:05 – 9:35

Review of the Basics

Facility Reviews and Site Visits

Laury Istvan (UW)

IACUCs have a responsibility to undertake facility inspections to ensure ongoing program compliance and the highest standards of animal care.  This session will overview all aspects of facility reviews and site visits, including review of the entire care and use program.  A focus of the session will be ways in which committees can work with researchers, veterinarians and animal techs to enhance research and animal care programs.

30 minutes

(1 ½ hours cumulative)

9:40 – 9:45

Welcome to mid-morning sessions

Sally Thompson-Iritani (UW) and Shannon Reynolds (Allen Institute)

Sally Thompson-Iritani and Shannon Reynolds are the co-chairs of the Conference Planning Committee

 

9:45 – 10:45

Rigorous Data

Steve M. Niemi (Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences)

This session will introduce concepts of how data analytics can both improve animal care and use programs and also reduce regulatory burden

60 minutes

(2 ½ hours cumulative)

10:45

Break

 

 

 

11:00 – Noon

Relatedness

TBD and Preston Van Hooser (both from the University of Washington)

This session will introduce the One Health concept and show the importance of a One Health mode of thinking to the work of IACUC Committees, animal research programs and will also provide information on the implementation of a compassion fatigue program.

60 minutes

(3 ½ hours cumulative)

Noon – 1:15

Lunch – hosted

 

 

 

1.15 – 2.15

Reducing Conflict

William Singleton (Animal Care Training Services)

This session will provide participants with tools and resources to improve communications and reduce conflict within the circle of people that work together to implement animal care programs.

60 minutes

(4 ½ hours cumulative)

2:15 – 3:30

Rules

 

Sally Thompson-Iritani (UW) (facilitator)

Brent Morse (OLAW)

Carolyn McKinnie (USDA)

Kathryn Bayne or Gary Borkowski (AAALAC) –

During this session, faculty will provide information on all compliance updates and potential regulatory changes. Participants will receive an up to date summary of all regulations and the laws that impact their processes.

75 minutes

(5 ¾ hours cumulative)

 

3:30

Break

 

 

 

3:45 – 5:00

Refinement

Shannon Reynolds (Allen Institute) (Facilitator)

Heather Sidener (OHSU)

Melanie Graham (U of Minnesota)

Jenna Klug (UW)

 

75 minutes

(7 hours cumulative)

5:00

Conference Close

 

 

 

5.00

Relegate - the Traffic – post conference reception

 

We all know how bad the traffic can be in the Seattle area – relegate the bad traffic by staying out of it until the rush hour is a thing of the past.  Network with your friends and colleagues and enjoy NWABR’s hospitality as this conference concludes for 2018.

 

CE Credits:  NWABR is anticipating that attendees will be awarded at least 7.0 hours of CE credits towards recertification for participating in this conference.

Please Register Here

The conference is limited to 200 attendees so early registration is encouraged.

About the Lynnwood Convention Center and Accommodation

The Lynnwood Convention Center features cutting edge technology, innovative cuisine, and of course, personalized service all within 15 minutes of downtown Seattle.  The Center has 400 free carparks, free Wi-Fi and a reputation as one of the Greenest conference venues in the region.  For directions to the Lynnwood Convention Center please click here.  There are also regular buses from downtown Seattle to the Lynnwood Transit Center.

You can plan your trip on public transit through the following link.

Other Information and Member Discounts for the Conference

Conference Hotel

The Courtyard Seattle North/Lynwood Everett Marriott Hotel is offering a special rate of $125 per night for people attending the IACUC conference.  This rate includes a scheduled shuttle to the Lynnwood Convention Center and a full breakfast in the hotel's restaurant.

You can book this group rate at the following link:

Book your group rate for Northwest Association for Biomedical Research 

Discount Codes

Vendors and staff of NWABR member organizations receive significant conference discounts.  Please contact Ken Gordon (206 957-3337) for discount codes.  You can also email Ken at executivedirector@nwabr.org.

Free spaces

There will be a limited number of free spaces available at the conference for the community members of IACUCs.  Please contact Ken for the Community Member discount code (please note: these free spaces are only available for NWABR members).

Other information

For more information about this conference or if you are interested in being a speaker, vendor or sponsor at the conference please also contact Ken.  

This conference is made possible by the member organizations of NWABR who provide the seed capital for the planning of these educational opportunities.  Please visit the member page to find out more about each of these amazing organizations.  

 

 

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