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  • Essentials of IACUC Administration—Intensive

    Essentials of IACUC Administration—Intensive is a full-day course that provides attendees with knowledge and tools to effectively manage an animal care and use program. After attending this course, you will be able to:

    • List key components of an IACUC program
    • Understand the primary responsibilities of IACUC administrators
    • Discuss strategies for creating and maintaining a culture of compliance
    • Implement best practices to ensure that IACUC administrators and their staff provide the support necessary to develop and continually strengthen both the IACUC and the broader animal care and use program

    This program is ideal for experienced IACUC administrators and support staff, as well as training and compliance personnel. It is strongly suggested attendees attend a pre-requisite "basics" course (IACUC 101™ or IACUC 201), or be working with an IACUC for at least a year prior to taking the course.

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    Marcy BrownMarcy A. Brown, BS, MA, CMAR, CPIA, is the Animal Welfare Regulatory Compliance Lead for Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development-Comparative Medicine, La Jolla, California. In her role, Marcy is responsible for ensuring "flawless animal care and welfare" at the La Jolla site, as well as alignment with Pfizer global Comparative Medicine and Research and Development endeavors. Marcy serves as the Chair of the Council for Certified Professional IACUC Administrators (CCPIA), on the board of directors of the California Biomedical Research Association (CBRA), and as an AAALAC, International ad hoc specialist. Marcy has also devoted significant time to presenting and co-facilitating presentations, workshops, and panels at the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) and Massachusetts Society for Medical Research (MSMR) meetings. She has a biology background, holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. Previously, Marcy worked for several years as the Director of the IACUC at a large academic institution, giving her a broad perspective on animal welfare, research, and compliance issues in both academic and industry settings.

    Deb FrolicherDeborah "Deb" A. Frolicher, BS, CPIA, graduated from The Ohio State University and began working in biomedical research in 1979 as a laboratory technician. As a biomedical researcher, she worked with various animal models and a variety of species, including snakes, lizards, rodents, ducks, dogs, pigs, goats, cattle, and a colony of diabetic monkeys. She began her IACUC administrative career in the mid-90s. Deb’s experience in the laboratory enables her to effectively interface with investigators and research staff to integrate IACUC review and oversight into their research programs. Currently, she is the director of the IACUC office at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. She is a long-time member of PRIM&R and has presented many times at the annual PRIM&R/IACUC meetings. She received her credential as a Certified Professional IACUC Administrator (CPIA®) in 2008 and is the former chair of the CPIA Council.

    Electronic Materials

    The link and password to the materials for this course were emailed to the address we have in our system on March 7 and a reminder email was sent on March 15 from

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    Please note that if you wish to have hard copies of these materials, you must print them prior to attending the workshop. Additionally, please bring paper and pen and/or a fully charged laptop to take notes. There may or may not be a place to print for free while onsite and it's highly recommended that you print and/or download these materials prior to attending the workshop.

    If you don't receive the link and password to the materials by March 15, 2017, please contact