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  • About the Conference

    For over 40 years, PRIM&R has provided educational programs where professionals gather to examine, discuss, and debate issues affecting the world of research ethics and oversight.

    The 2016 IACUC Conference brought together 600 professionals from public and private institutions, the federal government, industry, and academia.

    An incomparable learning and networking opportunity, this dynamic conference covered topics relevant to all those involved in the fields of animal care and use and research ethics. Through keynote addresses, engaging and stimulating panels, and highly practical breakout sessions, attendees gained important insights and fresh strategies to help with their day-to-day work within their animal care and use programs. Attendees also increased their knowledge and understanding of ethical requirements, learned best practices in the field, and sharpened their skills for dealing with both late-breaking and longstanding challenges around the conduct of ethical animal research. 

    Topics included: 

    • Assessment of qualifications and training of research personnel
    • Managing field research
    • The analysis of harm vs. benefit
    • Translational research using animal models
    • Regulatory updates
    • The 3Rs
    • Animal well-being
    • Communication and advocacy
    • IACUC administration and management
    • Program oversight
    • Protocol review
    • Post-approval monitoring

    Who should attend: 

    • IACUC administrators and coordinators
    • IACUC chairs and members
    • Attending veterinarians
    • Compliance personnel
    • Institutional officials
    • Investigators and research staff
    • Regulators
    • Pharmaceutical/biotechnology representatives
    • Institutional attorneys
    • Animal advocates

    This year, PRIM&R held this conference in conjunction with the 2016 Northwest Association for Biomedical Research Regional IACUC Conference, which took place on March 31, 2016, in the same location.