Humane Endpoints: Overview, Challenges, and the Digital Horizon

St. Pete Beach, FL | May 6, 2020

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PRIM&R is partnering with American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) to offer a half-day post-Forum workshop as an addition to the 2020 ACLAM Forum. By staying for the half-day event following the Forum, attendees will have an opportunity for in-depth exploration of timely topics relevant to the ACLAM community.

Location & Hotel

The Don Cesar
3400 Gulf Boulevard,
St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

Course Overview

The appropriate selection of experimental endpoints that are both humane and scientifically sound is at the core of responsible animal care and use. However, ensuring that humane endpoints are effectively implemented in various species and experimental models can be a complex and challenging task. Through a combination of presentation and scenario-based discussion, this program will provide a general overview of humane endpoint selection and use, with a specific focus on practical issues such as standardization, cost, and the roles of the veterinarian and the IACUC in developing and refining humane endpoint models in collaboration with the research team. On the horizon, emerging digital technologies may revolutionize the way we think about, select, and implement humane endpoints. The speakers will provide an overview of these new applications, ranging from digitizing paper documents, to real-time online data collection, to mixed reality technologies. Hear from professionals who are piloting these applications, and discuss through scenarios and case studies their tremendous potential, current and future challenges, and practical aspects regarding implementation.


Szczepan Baran, VMD, MS
Global Head, Animal Welfare and Compliance Training, Novartis

Jennifer N. Davis, CPIA, DACLAM, DVM
Associate Director for Compliance, University of Pennsylvania

Denyse Levesque, DVM
Associate Veterinarian, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University

Denice M. O’Connell, DVM
Director, Global Animal Welfare, AbbVie Bioresearch Center

Agenda and Overview


Humane Endpoints: Overview, Challenges, and the Digital Horizon


This is a limited offering; registration for this course will close once we reach room capacity. Registration for this course is separate from registration for the 2020 ACLAM Forum; registration for the Forum should be completed on ACLAM's website.

Continuing Education

A certificate of attendance will be available at the conclusion of the workshop, after completion of the online evaluation survey. The evaluation survey will be emailed to all registrants after the workshop ends. Certificates of attendance may be used for obtaining continuing education (CE) credits (not Continuing Medical Education credits) from professional associations. Guidelines concerning CE credits may differ, and you should consult the appropriate professional association representative for further guidance on if and how many CE credits from this program may be applied.



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Cancelling/substituting your workshop or boot camp registration

Once you register for the workshop or boot camp, you are responsible for all fees (regardless of whether you attend) unless you cancel according to the following policy:

  • Cancellations can only be made by completing the cancellation form and sending it, either by email, fax, or mail, so it arrives at the PRIM&R office address by April 15.
  • For cancellations submitted by April 15, refunds will be issued within 60 days of the program's conclusion, minus a processing fee of $30, via the same method used for payment (i.e., if payment is made by check, the refund will be made by check). Credit card refunds will be made to the card used for the original registration only.
  • Registrants who do not attend the program, and do not contact PRIM&R in writing to cancel their participation before the deadline, are responsible in full for their fees. This policy applies even if a colleague registers you for the conference.
  • Refunds will not be issued for PRIM&R membership fees. Registrants adding PRIM&R membership during registration will continue to keep their memberships for a one year term even if they cancel their event registration according to the terms detailed in the cancellation policy.
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Course materials

If speakers provide materials for posting, they will be available electronically one week prior to the event. Links to online materials will be sent from to the email address we have in our system. To ensure you receive email notifications about these events, add the following domains to your safe senders list (instructions are available here):


If you don't receive the link and password to the materials one week prior to the event, please contact Clare Ladd.

Printed materials will not be provided and attendees may or may not have access to free printing while on-site, so it is highly recommended that you print and/or download your materials prior to attending the workshop. It is also recommended that attendees bring paper and pen and/or a fully charged laptop to take notes.

Please email if you have additional questions.