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Webinar: (2018-04) Building an Exceptional Animal Care and Use Program Through Engaged Leaders and Continuous Improvement

An exceptional animal care and use program actively balances science, animal welfare, and compliance. This balancing act requires knowledge of scientific integrity, ethical use of animals in research, and animal well-being, as well as an in-depth understanding of regulations, all within a context of continuous improvement. With the right strategies, animal care and use professionals on all levels can contribute to creating and maintaining a high-quality program. During this 90-minute webinar, speakers will provide a framework for building a strong animal care and use program or strengthening an established program. Topics will include:
  • Four important features of an effective program:
    • Engaged leaders and staff at all levels throughout your organization
    • Comprehensive training programs
    • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of new literature and regulations
    • Establishing performance standards and metrics of success
  • Key elements to foster a culture of care at your institution:
    • Institutional commitment
    • Sustainability
    • Networking opportunities
  • How the "3 S's"—good science, good sense, and good sensibilities—complement the 3Rs (reduction, replacement, and refinement)
  • Case studies that demonstrate the positive effect that a strong animal care and use program can have on scientific integrity and animal welfare
(Presented on April 18, 2018)

What will I learn?

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Implement new strategies for building or improving an effective animal care and use program based on engagement, training, knowledge sharing, and success metrics
  • Understand the importance of balancing science, animal welfare and compliance within an animal care and use program
  • Correlate the 3 S's with the 3Rs
  • Examine scenarios from different viewpoints and establish an institutional perspective that supports a culture of care

Who should attend?

Speakers will address how these strategies will benefit various roles within an animal care and use program, including researchers and research staff; IACUC chairs, staff, and members; veterinarians and veterinary staff; animal caregivers, and other areas that support animal care and use programs. Speakers will also discuss how to apply these principles within a variety of institution types and sizes, including contract research organizations, academic institutions, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies.

Continuing Education

Webinar participants holding the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.5 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification. Learn More »

Access Interval
Access to purchased content will be available for 90 days after the date of purchase. After 90 days, access to the content will be removed, but users will retain access to any certificates of attendance earned. Content purchased prior to January 1, 2021 will remain available indefinitely. After access has expired, users can purchase an additional 90 days of access.

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