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Webinar: (2021-11) More Meaningful Metrics to Assess Animal Program Quality and Effectiveness: A Review and Extension


At IACUC21, Susan Harper, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACVPM, RBP (ABSA) and Diana Li, BS, CPIA, RLATG led a well-attended session exploring objective performance metrics that can be collected and compared to measure and assess the IACUC's effectiveness over time and in comparison to other relevant benchmarks.

The data can be used to identify specific areas where resources and effort should be strategically invested to make the greatest impact on animal welfare objectives and further improve the quality and integrity of the program.

In this session, a review (the rebroadcast of select clips from IACUC21) and extension of the popular session, the speakers will offer concrete examples of the application of these meaningful metrics. There will also be time reserved at the end of the session for Q&A with the speakers.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify various options for collecting animal program performance data
  • Understand how to analyze and objectively interpret performance data
  • Learn how to leverage performance data results to align with your animal program's strategic objectives
Who should attend?
Before attending this session, attendees should have at least three years of membership on an IACUC, with experience (1) conducting routine program reviews and facility inspections, and (2) monitoring progress in resolving deficiencies that are identified during these reviews.

Continuing Education
Course participants who hold the Certified Professional in IACUC Administration (CPIA®) credential may apply 1.25 continuing education credits towards CPIA recertification category two credit. Learn More

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  • Susan B. Harper, DVM, MS, DACLAM, DACVPM, RBP (ABSA)

    Dr. Susan Harper received her DVM from Louisiana State University and worked in large animal practice for several years prior to enrolling in a post-doctoral residency in comparative medicine at the Penn State University College of Medicine. She served on the Penn State faculty for 2 years following graduation, before accepting a position with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has worked at several federal agencies during her federal career and currently serves a veterinarian, biosafety specialist, and interim Farm Manager for the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, MD. She is a diplomate of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), the American College of Veterinary Preventative Medicine (ACVPM), a Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP) through the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA), and a member of the AAALAC Council.

  • Diana Li, B.S., CPIA, RLATG

    Ms. Li is the IACUC Administrator for the University of California, Irvine. Prior to joining the IACUC administration office in 2010, she was a senior animal technician responsible for animal husbandry operations at UCI’s University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR). She has 13 years of experience within UCI’s Office of Research and holds a BS in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis.

November 9, 2021
Tue 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 15M

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