OFFICE OF LABORATORY ANIMAL WELFARE NOTICE OF CONFERENCE ON INSTITUTIONAL ANIMAL 
CARE AND USE COMMITTEE ISSUES IN FIELD BIOLOGY

Release Date:  May 4, 2000

NOTICE:  OD-00-032

National Institutes of Health

The NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), Office of Extramural 
Research, along with the Medical University of South Carolina and Benedict 
College, will cosponsor a conference on Institutional Animal Care and Use 
Committee (IACUC) Issues in Field Biology, September 21-22, 2000 in 
Charleston, South Carolina.

This meeting will focus on issues involving IACUC approval and monitoring of 
field biology studies.  Speakers and discussion sessions at the meeting will 
educate IACUC members, institutional veterinarians, principal investigators, 
and research staff in the issues and controversies involving compliance with 
federal laws and regulations in research projects involving biological studies 
in the field.  Topics will include applicable laws and regulations, protocol 
approval, ethics, voluntary guidelines by professional societies, endangered 
species, migratory birds, permitting issues, zoonotic diseases and 
occupational health programs, and techniques specific to field studies.  
Speakers  will discuss issues involving mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, 
and fish. 

The conference brochure and registration information are posted on the OLAW 
website at:  http://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/brochure.pdf

For additional information contact:

Carol Wigglesworth
Senior Policy Analyst
Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare
Office of Extramural Research, NIH
RKL1, Suite 1050, MSC 7982
6705 Rockledge Drive
phone:  301-402-5913
email:  carol_wigglesworth@nih.gov


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