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2017 ACLAM Forum
Tucson, AZ
23-26 April 2017
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NC Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine
Raleigh, NC
18-20 May 2017
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Facilitating Safe Science: Practical Approaches for IBCs
St. Augustine, FL
4-7 June 2017
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Charles River Short Course
Mashantucket, CT
12-15 June 2017
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2017 ACLAM Certifying Exam
Bethesda, MD
16 July 2017
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ASP Annual Conference
Washington, D.C.
25-28 August 2017
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 March 2017
President's Message: 1
ACLAM Announcements: 2
Foundation News: 5
Open Positions: 9

 

Forum

Forum 2017

April 23-26, 2017

Loews Ventana Canyon, Tucson, AZ

The Blending of Science and Camaraderie 

Forum for Life Program 

Forum Poster Abstracts 

2017 Forum Attendees will receive 19 RACE approved CE credits. Approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians.

Register online today.

Reserve your room at Loew's Ventana Canyon.

To register by mail or fax or to also register for the new PRIM&R workshop, please use this form. ACLAM Forum Registration Form 

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New! Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) Post-ACLAM Forum Workshop Tucson, AZ  Wednesday, April 26, 2017

[Please use Registration form above if you want to sign up for this workshop.]

ACLAM is delighted to partner with Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) to offer a half-day post-Forum workshop as an addition to the 2017 ACLAM Forum. This workshop, “Decreasing Regulatory Burden: What’s Not To Like?” will be moderated by Claire Hankenson and Nancy Marks. By staying on for the half-day event following the Forum, attendees will have an opportunity to explore in depth, in an interactive setting, timely topics relevant to the ACLAM community. More information about the workshop focus and faculty is below.

PRIM&R is a non-profit organization that advances the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research with human subjects and animals.  We do this through education, membership services, and community building aimed at IRB and IACUC members, and by supporting personnel, researchers, institutional officials, and other members of the research enterprise.

Decreasing Regulatory Burden: What’s not to like?? This post-Forum educational session will further explore topics related to NIH efforts to decrease regulatory burden for PIs and the impact this has on our veterinary positions for animal care. Two modules will comprise the afternoon of ‘Deep Dive Discussions’. We will begin with a continuation (from the Forum lecture) of VVC and concerns about implementation will be analyzed. Next, we will delve into the NIH ‘Simplification of the Vertebrate Animals section” [NOT-OD-16-006] to no longer include justifications of animal numbers in grants (leaving this to the IACUC for review). Included will be discussion of whether animal programs should continue to assign USDA Humane Use Categories to rodent species on IACUC protocols when there is no mandate to do so. Attendees will benefit from engaging in large- and small-group discussions with colleagues on these contemporary challenges for veterinarians in biomedical research. 

The agenda for this program includes two modules: Module 1: Veterinary Verification and Consultation (VVC) – Are we losing control? Module 2: Is ‘Less Burden’ for you just MORE work for me? Animal numbers, justifications and the pain involved.

Learning Objectives: The participants will gain a better understanding of these regulatory changes and impact they have on the veterinary team. Colleagues will share their successes (or failures) in implementing these changes. 

Moderators for this session are:

F. Claire Hankenson, DVM, MS, DACLAM Director and Attending Veterinarian, Campus Animal Resources; Professor, Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation, CVM; Michigan State University

Nancy Figler Marks, DVM, MS, DACLAM Director and Veterinarian, Office of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, University of Iowa.

 

Forum 2017 Presentations

Application of CRISPR/CAS9 for Gene Targeting in Rabbits  PDF Jie Xu

How Many Laptops Does it Take to Keep a Mouse Homeothermic While Anesthetized to Perform MRI? (And, why it matters!)  PDF Joan M Greve

How Do We Talk About Our Work--The Generational Changes Creating an Imperative for Transparency!  PPT Ken Gordon

J. Russell Lindsey Lectureship  PPT Samuel Cartner

Looking at the World Through Rose Colored Cages: Lighting and Cage Color Preferences in Rats  PDF Brianna Gaskill

Overview and Challenges Associated with Maintaining a Transgenic Rabbit Colony  PDF Patrick Lester

Pharmacokinetics of Transdermal Fentanyl Solution in Swine  PPT Stephanie Lewis

Reduction, Refinement, and Replacement of Mice Through Innovations in the Application of Novel CRIPSR/Cas Tools and Techniques  PPT Joshua Wood

Rigor & Reproducibility: Implementation of NIH Policy for Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV)  PDF Elena Gorodetsky

Scientific Reproducibility & Animal Pain Management in the Animal Laboratory  PDF Larry Carbone

The Effect of Sanitation on a Common Rodent Behavioral Assay of Anxiety  PPT John Hershey

Troubleshooting the VVC Process  PPT Anna Hampton

Vivarium: 24th Century?  PPT Scott Mischler

 


Forum 2016

St. Pete Beach, 1-4 May 2016

One Fish, Two Fish, Brain Breakthroughs; Pain, Drugs, Regs and Funding, Too
This program has been approved for 14 CE hours by AAVSB/RACE. 

Forum 2016 Presentations

If at first you don’t succeed--try, try again!  PPT Ruth Blauwiekel

A Reviewer’s Perspective on G20 Grants  PPT  Lyndon J. Goodly

NIH G20 Grant Writing: Key Considerations  PPT Craig Fletcher

Twenty Years of C-06 Construction and G-20 Renovation Grants  PPT Diane J. Gaertner

ACLAM Forum 2016 Pre-Forum Survey Results Controlled Substances  PDF Patrick A. Lester

ACLAM Legal Issues Facing The Biomedical Research Community  PDF Nancy E. Halpern

Pain in Mice and Man: Ironic Adventures in Translation  PDF Jeffery S. Mogil

Key Aspects of Environmental Management for Laboratory Zebrafish  PDF Christian Lawrence

New Directions at AAALAC International  PPT Chris Newcomer

Regulatory science research: how can animal studies push BRAIN technology towards translation to the clinic?  PDF Cristin Welle

How research animals can help us understand and repair the human brain - opportunities and challenges.  PDF Bijan Pesaran

Zebrafish Biosecurity and Health Monitoring  PDF Marcus J. Crim


 

Forum 2015

New Orleans, LA 3-6 May 2015

Update your Skill Set: Leadership & Management, Preclinical Models & Occupational Health

Forum 2015 Presentations

Challenges and Opportunities in Preclinical Drug Development  PPT Steve Perrin

Challenges of Developing Regenerative Therapies for Heart Failure  PPT Marc Penn

From Pitfalls to Predictability: Refining Translatable Endpoints in Rodent Models of Human Neurodegenerative Diseases  PPT Kimberly Scearce-Levie

Gene-targeted Pigs: Improved Models for Translational Research  PPT Chris Rogers

Integrating Safety into Culture: A Discussion of Workforce Behaviors and Leadership Beliefs  PDF Sean G. Kaufman

Occupational Health from the Physicians Perspective: Allergens and Viral Vectors  PPT Peter Nigro

OSHA Regulations and the Law  PPT Wayne E. Pinkstone

Managing Talent within your Organization  PDF1  PDF2 Kellie Guarino

Leadership and Influence  PDF Edward O’Neil

Funding Opportunities for Research Infrastructure and Education and Training & Grant Writing and Strategic Planning for Veterinary Scientists and Program Directors  PPT  PPT2 Franziska B. Grieder

Leadership Development  PDF Kellie Guarino

Ovarian Structure Protein 1: A Sensitive Molecular Biomarker of Gonadal Intersex  PPT Cecon T. Mahapatra

Evaluation of Optimal CO2 Displacement Rates During Mouse Euthanasia  PPT Joseph T. Newsome

Novel Methods of Evaluation of Post-Surgical Pain in Female Guinea Pigs  PDF Jennie Lofgren

Forum 2015 Poster Abstracts

 A “PEDI” CURES ALL: TOENAIL TRIMMING AND THE TREATMENT OF ULCERATIVE DERMATITIS Adams, Chu, Felt, Geronimo, and Garner
 
 TEACHING LABORATORY RODENT RESEARCH TECHNIQUES UNDER THE TENETS OF SITUATED LEARNING IMPROVES STUDENT CONFIDENCE AND PROMOTES COLLABORATION Whitcomb and Taylor
 
 POSTOPERATIVE ANALGESIA OF SUSTAINED-RELEASE BUPRENORPHINE, SUSTAINED-RELEASE MELOXICAM, AND CARPROFEN GEL IN A MODEL OF INCISIONAL PAIN IN RATS (RATTUS NORVEGICUS) Seymour, Adams, Felt, Jampachaisri, Yeomans and Pacharinsak
 
 THE EFFECTS OF ELECTROACUPUNCTURE ON INTESTINAL INTEGRITY IN A MOUSE MODEL OF TOTAL BODY IRRADIATION Ramirez, Vaught, Yin, Andrutis, and Vidyasagar
 
 EVALUATION OF EXHAUST AIR DEBRIS FOR DETECTION OF INFECTIOUS AGENTS IN MICE HOUSED IN IVC RACKS Myles, Besch-Williford, Bauer, Livingston and Riley
 
 NOVEL ALTERNATIVE MODEL FOR TEACHING MOUSE SKIN SUTURING AND TAIL VEIN INJECTION TECHNIQUES McCrackin and Swagel
 
 CULTIVATING A FIT ANIMAL CARE PROGRAM IN THE AGE OF LEAN Kirchain, Ranns, Kilpatrick, and McNally
 
 SAMPLING FOR PATHOGENS: LIVE SENTINEL MICE VS. PCR SWABS FROM EXHAUST PLENUMS ON INDIVIDUALLY VENTILATED CAGE (IVC) RACKS Horne, Desmarais, Saunders, and Henderson
 
 CORRELATION BETWEEN SURFACE TEMPERATURE AND CORE BODY TEMPERATURE IN LONG EVANS RATS Hershey and Miller
 
 DEVELOPMENT OF A PORT TO ALLOW FOR REPEATED OVARIAN BIOPSIES IN A SPONTANEOUS MODEL OF OVARIAN CANCER IN DOMESTIC LAYING HENS (GALLUS GALLUS DOMESTICUS) Galaviz and Lin
 
 A NOVEL METHOD TO DETERMINE PRECISE EXOGENOUS INSULIN REQUIREMENTS IN DIABETIC RATS: POTENTIAL USE IN ISLET REPLACEMENT THERAPIES Dumpala, Holdcraft, Smith, and Gazda
 
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF GROWTH CHARACTERISTICS OF SPRAGUE DAWLEY RATS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES Koya, Brower, Grace, Kotz
 
 TUMOR-INITIATING STEM CELLS ARE REGULATED BY Á-CAMKII-INDUCED VEGF IN HUMAN OSTEOSARCOMA Daft, Cadillac and Zayzafoon
 
 USE OF FLUOROSCOPY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE IMAGING DURING INTRA-ARTERIAL ADMINISTRATION OF VX2 CARCINOMA CELL SUSPENSION IN RABBITS TO VERIFY WIDESPREAD DISSEMINATION OF NEOPLASTIC CELLS Curtin, Sexton, Hendler, Alberico, Pandey, and Grossman
 
 COMPARISON OF NESTING MATERIAL USE BY FEMALE C57BL/6 MICE
Boivin and Duckro
 
 PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSE OF C57BL/6 MICE TO DIFFERENT
CO2 EUTHANASIA FLOW RATES Boivin, Bottomley and Grobe
 
 OLDER SENTINEL MICE ARE AS SUSCEPTIBLE AS YOUNG MICE TO MURINE PATHOGENS TRANSMITTED BY DIRTY BEDDING Besch-Williford, Myles, Bauer, Livingston, and Riley
 
 ASSOCIATION OF PRIMATE VETERINARIANS (APV) NONHUMAN PRIMATE 2014 HOUSING SURVEY Bennett
 
 EVALUATING A NEW ENVIRONMENTAL ENRICHMENT OPTION FOR MICE Kelley, Jessica, Baker, and Bornstein-Elbirt

 


Past ACLAM Forums

2016 | St. Pete Beach, FL
One Fish, Two Fish, Brain Breakthroughs; Pain, Drugs, Regs and Funding, Too

2015 | New Orleans, LA
Update your Skill Set: Leadership & Management, Preclinical Models & Occupational Health

2014 | Coeur D'Alene, ID
Disaster Planning, Skills (Management) One Health Initiative and Pain Management - AKA- "DIP SO HIP"

2013 | Williamsburg, VA
The Laboratory Animal Veterinarian's Role in Influencing Regulatory Evolution in Social Housing, Drug Management and Program Oversight

2012 | St. Pete Beach, FL
Of Mice and Management

2011 | San Antonio, TX

2010 | Newport, RI
Laboratory Animal Medicine: Can we talk?

2009 | Tucson, AZ
Into the Future - Lab Animal Medicine Preview and Prophecy

2008 | Myrtle Beach, SC
Embracing Change: Preparing for the Future

2007 | Tucscon, AZ
50 Years of Support Biomedical Research

2006 | St. Pete Beach, FL
Education in Lab Animal Medicine
 


Future ACLAM Forums

23-26 April 2017, Tucson, AZ 

Hotel: Loews Ventana Canyon

 

28 April - 2 May 2018, Lake Tahoe, NV

Hotel: Hyatt Regency-Lake Tahoe

 

14 April - 17 2019, New Orleans, LA

Hotel: Royal Sonesta on Bourbon Street