On September 17, 2020, PRIM&R hosted a webinar, IACUC Operations: Pandemic & Beyond. During this webinar, Dr. Stacy Pritt and Kathryn Cavanaugh, CPIA, shared various methods for conducting IACUC business electronically and virtually and explored employee engagement strategies for keeping IACUC staff connected during a remote work setting. Following the webinar, Stacy and Kathryn reflected on the session and attendee feedback; we're pleased to share their response with the readers of Ampersand. Read more
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On June 20, PRIM&R hosted a webinar, Advanced Noncompliance Scenarios for IACUCs: Laboratory Animals and Wildlife, which presented interactive scenarios to assist IACUCs in navigating the challenges associated with identifying, investigating, reporting, and correcting noncompliance at their institution. In this blog post, Stacy Pritt, DVM, MS, MBA, CPIA, CHRC, DACAW, assistant vice president for conflict of interest and the IACUC at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, offers input on a protocol review process called veterinary verification and consultation (VVC), and explores a scenario from the webinar in which this method may be employed by the IACUC to prevent noncompliance as well as to reduce regulatory burden. Read more
Today we’d like to introduce you to Christian (Chris) Newcomer, VMD, MS, DACLAM, who is a recent addition to PRIM&R’s Board of Directors.
Dr. Newcomer is the executive director of the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC International) and has participated in AAALAC’s review activities for the past 27 years. Prior to his appointment at AAALAC International, he held academic and leadership positions in laboratory animal medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of [...] Read more
Today, we started off the 2009 IACUC Conference in beautiful San Diego by offering two pre-conference programs: IACUC 101 and IBC Basics. Together, these courses gathered together nearly 160 research professionals from around the globe and addressed critical issues in both IACUC administration and IBC management. As with all PRIM&R meetings, the hallmarks of the day were quality learning and information sharing, as well as always helpful networking.
We’re looking forward to Sunday’s session—the AAALAC International Conference on Quality Animal Care. This meeting, held once [...] Read more