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Webinar: (2018-01) Clarifying “Exceptions” and “Departures”: How to Identify, Track, and Report

When it comes to "exceptions" and "departures" from the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals and the USDA Animal Welfare Act Regulations, it can be difficult to keep track of which terms and rules apply to which situations. Identifying, tracking, and accurately reporting these events according to the applicable rules presents additional challenges for IACUCs.

This webinar will help clarify these common areas of confusion. After defining the similarities and differences between the OLAW and USDA terminology and requirements, presenters will outline scenarios for attendees to practice identifying which terms and rules apply. An IACUC protocol analyst will then provide a robust framework for managing, tracking, and reporting. Attendees will learn strategies and best practices for determining whether protocol-specific or programmatic matters are involved, how to track and manage them, and who should receive the reports and when. (Presented on January 30, 2018)

What will I learn?

After attending this webinar, attendees will be able to:
  • Identify and distinguish between departures and exceptions as these terms are used by USDA and by OLAW
  • Utilize best practices and appropriate methods for tracking and recording
  • Understand what to include in the semiannual report and what to include in the Annual Report to USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS)

Who should attend?

IACUC chairs, members, and staff; researchers and research staff; and veterinarians will benefit from attending this intermediate-level webinar.

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 »

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