PRIM&R’s 2016 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference (IACUC16) will be my first IACUC Conference, and I’m excited beyond words to have the opportunity to attend. I’ve only recently been introduced into the field of animal research regulatory administration, as I began my job as an IACUC compliance coordinator in July, 2015.
To prepare for the conference, I perused the agenda, and wow! One of the sessions is entitled IACUC Administration for New Administrator/[...] Read more
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Grant and Protocol Congruency for IACUCs. After the webinar, the speakers answered some of the questions from webinar attendees that time didn’t allow us to answer live. Read more
Welcome to the latest installment of our member feature interviews, which seek to highlight PRIM&R members who are working to advance ethical research in their daily lives. Read on to learn about Paula Portalatin, a post award staff associate at the University of Maine, in Orono, ME.
PRIM&R: When and why did you join the field?
Paula Portalatin (PP): In 2003, I started working as an animal caretaker at a small institution and by 2008, I was working as [...] Read more
Recently, PRIM&R hosted a webinar titled Identifying and Preventing Distress in Laboratory Animals, which was presented by Mollie A. Bloomsmith, PhD, and Eric Hutchinson, DVM, DACLAM.
Stress and distress can negatively impact the welfare of laboratory animals and have adverse consequences for research. Minimizing distress in animals is mandated by federal regulations and remains an ethical obligation for research and compliance staff. To take measures to minimize distress, it is essential to understand its causes and manifestations among the various species of laboratory animals.
This webinar provided strategies for detecting signs of distress, identifying research procedures likely to lead to distress, and understanding [...] Read more
To encourage animal care and use professionals in the PRIM&R community to submit a poster abstract for our upcoming 2016 IACUC Conference, we've created a retrospective of the poster abstracts selected for the 2015 IACUC conference. Read on to be inspired to submit your own work. Learn more about the 2016 IACUC Conference Poster Presentation Program.
Post-Approval Monitoring: Making it Stick
Michelle Martin BES, RVT, RLAT; Emi Yano, PMP, B.Ed; Rhain Louis, BSc, MSc
University of Toronto
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