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Course: 2022 IACUC Core Training

PRIM&R’s IACUC Boot Camp is now IACUC Core Training! This program, first offered in 2021, combines two of our most popular courses for those working in oversight of research with animals, presented live in a convenient format for remote learning. Participants are welcome to attend one or both courses.

Course attendees will also have access to an exclusive platform on the PRIM&R Online Community for additional discussion and networking.

Each course will be presented as two 120-minute webinars in consecutive weeks, with weekly supplementary 60-minute intersessions to provide additional opportunities for attendees and speakers to discuss, interact, and network.

Course 1: IACUC Fundamentals 
This introductory-level course is for anyone looking for a solid foundation in the oversight of animal research, including the history of animal welfare regulations and oversight and accrediting bodies; the roles and responsibilities of the IACUC and staff members; training IACUC staff, IACUC members, and research staff; protocol review; post-approval; and how to work with others outside of the IACUC.


Jennifer A. Klahn, MA, CPIA – Director, Research Safety and Animal Welfare Administration; Institutional Contact for Dual Use Research, Office of Research Administration, University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA
Natalie L. Mays, BA, LATG, CPIA – Director, Division of IACUC and IBC Administration, Office of the IACUC and IBC, New York University Grossman School of Medicine
Rachel A. Murray, MS, CPIA, RLATG – Senior Research Compliance Specialist, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Main Sessions: Tuesdays, June 7 and 14, 1:00-3:00 PM ET
Intersessions: Fridays, June 10 and 17, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Course 2: Essentials of IACUC Administration
This program is ideal for animal care and use program personnel who are familiar with basic IACUC functions, as well as more experienced IACUC administrators and staff. Topics covered include the key components of an IACUC program; the responsibilities of IACUC administrators; strategies for creating and maintaining a culture of compliance; and best practices to ensure that IACUC administrators and their staff provide the support necessary to develop and continually strengthen both the IACUC and the broader animal care and use program.


Elaine K. Kim, BS, CPIA – Senior IACUC Coordinator, Research Integrity & Compliance Review Office, Colorado State University
Trina M. Smith, MS, BS, CPIA – Animal Care and Use Program Officer, Office of Research Compliance, Mississippi State University


Main Sessions: Wednesdays, June 22 and 29, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET
Intersessions: Thursdays, June 23 and 30, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Continuing Education
Course participants who hold the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 4 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification credit for each course in the IACUC Core Training. Learn More

If you prefer, you can find a paper registration form here. Please send the completed form to
*You cannot register other people online—to register a colleague for the program, please fill out and send in the registration form on their behalf.

Sign up for PRIM&R membership to receive the member price for this course, as well as all the other great benefits. Please note: If you would like to bundle PRIM&R registration and membership in one transaction, please register using the paper form.

*Please note that this course is meant for live viewing and will not be available as a recording.