Des Moines, IA US
August 11, 2011

IACUC 101 presents a comprehensive overview of the laws, regulations and policies that govern the humane care and use of research animals. Didactic sessions, supplemented with examples and approches for successful and effective program implementation and administration, are followed by an opportunity to deliberate several challenging IACUC scenarios using information presented during the didactic sessions. Students receive an extensive Resource Manual and CD specifically prepared for their IACUC 101 program.

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty and staff.


7:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:15 amIntroduction
8:30 amHistorical Perspectives
9:15 amKey Components
9:55 amBreak
10:10 amIACUC Functions
10:50 amPersonnel Qualifications & Training
11:30 amLunch
12:30 pmWritten Question and Answer Session – AAALAC, OLAW, USDA
12:45 pmProgram Evaluations and Inspections
1:40 pmProtocol Review
2:35 pmBreak
2:50 pmScenario Shorts - IACUC Deliberations - Students, Faculty, Mentors
3:40 pmScenario Responses – AAALAC, OLAW, USDA
4:30 pmQuestion and Answer Session
5 pmAdjourn


  • Jerry Collins, PhD, Yale University
  • Cynthia S. Gillett, DVM, ACLAM, CPIA, University of Minnesota
  • Molly Greene, BA, CPIA, Michigan State University
  • Mary Lou James, BA, LATg, CPIA, Regulatory Compliance Research Animal Welfare
  • Monte Matthews, BA, CPIA, University of Oregon
  • Marky Pitts, CPIA, IACUC Advisor
  • Ernest D. Prentice, PhD, University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • Katherine Ziegerer, DVM, USDA Animal Care
  • Axel Wolff, MS, DVM, NIH OLAW
  • Robert Stephen Dixon, DVM, MS, AAALAC

Continuing Education Credit

AAVSB RACE Approved. IACUC 101 meets the requirements for 6.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. IACUC 101™ Series, St. Louis, MO: RACE Provider #556; Program No. 556-7010; Subject Matter Category: Legal; Delivery: Seminar/Lecture.

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare, NIH. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of HHS; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/11/2011 - 8:15am CDT
Event ends: 
08/11/2011 - 5:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
Olsen Medical Education Center
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 6.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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