IACUC Approval in the Ever Changing Research Environment

Des Moines, IA US
June 14, 2013

There are a host of new considerations and challenges coming to the IACUC with each new application.  What should committees prioritize and what are the issues that they need to consider when reviewing applications?  Join us to ensure your committee and investigators are well prepared for these challenges.

- Jeffrey T. Gray, MS, PhD, Vice President for Research, Des Moines University

Target Audience

Des Moines University faculty and staff.


11:30 amRegistration
12 pm Lunch
1 pm Overview of Regulatory Requirements for IACUC Review of Protocols
2:30 pmBreak
2:45 pmApplying the regulations to case studies involving: pain and distress, endpoint criteria, tumor studies; prolonged restraint, prolonged restraint without acclimation, novel procedures, and use of non-pharmaceutical grade agents in animals
4:30 pmWrap-Up and Final Questions
5 pmAdjourn


  • Cynthia “Cyd” Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA, is the institutional veterinarian and director of Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota.  In this capacity, Dr. Gillett is responsible for administration of the animal care and use program and for regulatory oversight, compliance, and training related to animal care and use.  Dr. Gillett earned her veterinary degree from Michigan State University and is an ACLAM board-certified laboratory animal veterinarian.  Dr. Gillett is a council member emeritus of AAALAC and a former board member and president of ACLAM.  She is also active in many laboratory animal professional organizations, and is on many committees for AALAS and ACLAM.  She is a chapter author for “Animal Housing and Use Sites” in The IACUC Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions.
  • Melanie Graham, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Program Director, Preclinical Research Center, Associate Vice Chair, IACUC, University of Minnesota
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/14/2013 - 12:00am CDT
Event ends: 
06/14/2013 - 5:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
Olsen Medical Education Center
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.75 CE Contact Hour(s)


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