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IACUC 101- Austin, Texas

About the IACUC 101 Conference
Description Event Details

Co-Sponsors:

The University of Texas at Austin,

The Texas Society for Biomedical Research, and

The Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH

Date:

Monday, May 8, 2006

Time:

7:30 am - 5:00 p.m.

Place:

The Thompson Conference Center,

UT Austin Campus, Austin, Texas

IACUC 101 The Basics:

A full day didactic and interactive training course for new as well as seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates including IACUC administrators, trainers, veterinarians, animal care staff, researchers, regulatory personnel, individuals responsible for their institution's animal care program and others interested in IACUC roles and responsibilities. The program is delivered by a top-notch faculty renowned for their expertise in institutional animal care and use issues and program development including representatives from both private and academic biomedical research institutions as well as the AAALAC, USDA and OLAW. The morning and early afternoon sessions will provide a basic yet comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations, and policies that govern the humane care and use of laboratory animals supplemented with examples and possible approaches for successful and effective administration. Current available resources to help IACUCs keep abreast of the latest information as well as take advantage of networking opportunities will also be covered. The materials and information provided during the course will be applied during the later afternoon session when students will be challenged to consider, deliberate and develop action plans for a variety of potential IACUC scenarios. Students receive an extensive resources manual as well as copies of relevant laws, regulations, policy and guides.

AGENDA - MAY 8, 2006 - The University of Texas at Austin
Time Event
7:30 - 8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Introduction
8:45 - 9:15 Historical Perspectives
9:15 - 9:55 Key Components
9:55 - 10:10  Break
10:10 - 10:50 Personnel Qualifications & Training
10:50 - 11:30 IACUC Functions
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 12:45 Written Q & A's - Expert Panel - AAALAC; USDA; OLAW
12:45 - 1:40 Program Evaluations and Inspections
1:40 - 2:35 Protocol Review
2:35 - 2:50 Break
2:50 - 3:40 Scenario Shorts - IACUC Deliberations
3:40 - 4:30 Scenario Responses - Expert Panel - AAALAC; USDA; OLAW
4:30 - 5:00 Final Q & As, Evaluation Forms and Attendance Certificates

REGISTRATION AND REGISTRATION FEE

To register online for IACUC 101 in Austin, please use the following website registration form. Online form:

http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc/registration/iacuc101Austinregform.html (no longer available)

To register by phone, mail or fax, please print and fill out a form from the following website. Printable form:

http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc/registration/iacuc101Austinprintform.html (no longer available)

This form can be faxed to the Thompson Conference Center at (512) 471-0647.

You can speak with a registrar at (512) 471-2938.

The form could also be mailed along with the registration fee to:

The Thompson Conference Center
The University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7879
Austin, TX 78713-7879

The entire registration fee must accompany the registration form.

Minimum and maximum enrollments have been established so please register early.

Registration for IACUC 101

Early Registration: $250.00/participant postmarked by April 17, 2006

Late Registration: $275.00/participant postmarked after April 17, 2006

Cancellations

Cancellations submitted in writing prior to April 24, 2006 are necessary for reimbursement of the registration fee minus a $25.00 administration fee. Cancellations after April 24, 2006 will not be refunded.

Registration fee includes attendance at all sessions, continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, course syllabus and hard copy materials, and other amenities involved in creating a rewarding learning experience.

The University of Texas at Austin reserves the right to cancel all programs and return all fees. Liability is limited to the course fee. The University of Texas at Austin will not be responsible for any losses incurred by registrants including, but not limited to, airline cancellation charges or hotel deposits. The program agenda is subject to change without notice.

Participation of women, racial/ethnic minorities and persons with disabilities, and other individuals, who have been traditionally underrepresented in science, is encouraged.


CONFERENCE LOCATION

The IACUC 101 Conference will be held at The Thompson Conference Center on the University of Texas at Austin campus.

For directions, an area map, and a parking map, please go to http://www.utexas.edu/cee/tcc/maps/index.php?page=overview.

LODGING

Doubletree Guest Suites, Austin
303 W. 15th Street
Austin, Texas 78701-1692
ph   (512) 478-7000, Monica Lopez, Group Coordinator
Toll Free (800) 222-8733
fax (512) 478-5103

http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=AUSFLDT

A limited number of rooms at a conference rate of $85.00 per night are available for IACUC 101 for the night of May 7 th .   Reservations must be completed prior to midnight April 16, 2006.   Please either call the Doubletree directly to make a reservation (512/ 478-7000) referring to the IACUC Group Rate or reserve your room online ( www.austinsuites.doubletree.com ). Indoor self-parking is available on a first-come first -serve basis for $12.00/day .

Online instructions:

1. www.austinsuites.doubletree.com

2. Enter the date (May 7 th ) and press GO, scroll down.

3. Under Special Accounts. Beside Group/Convention, type: IAC

4. Click the button beside: IACUC and then press continue.

5. Follow the tabs to complete your reservation.

The credit card used to guarantee will not be charged unless the reservation is not canceled by 4pm 72 hours in advance and the guest is a no-show.   Any problems, please contact Monica Lopez (512) 505-4050.