IACUC 101™: The Basics

101™: “The Basics” is a full day didactic and interactive educational opportunity for both new and seasoned IACUC members, IACUC affiliates and others who contribute to their institution’s animal care and use program. Didactic sessions address institutional responsibilities, IACUC charges, relevant informational resources, animal welfare laws, regulations and policies, and best practices. Students also are challenged to consider, deliberate, and develop action plans for a variety of potential IACUC scenarios. The course includes Q&A sessions with representatives from USDA, OLAW and AAALAC.

Sample Agenda

  • Historical Perspectives
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • IACUC Functions
  • Personnel Qualifications & Training
  • Semiannual Program Reviews and Inspections
  • Protocol Review
  • IACUC Scenarios and Deliberations
  • 2 Q&A sessions with panel of experts
IACUC 101: The Basics includes breakfast, lunch and two breaks – with the exception of programs sponsored by PRIM&R, which do not include breakfast.