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Webinar: (09-2022) Compassion Fatigue and Building a Compassion Resilience Culture


Acknowledging, respecting, and preserving the bond between research animals and their human caregivers is vitally important for the well-being of all participants in the research enterprise. In this webinar, attendees will learn about compassion fatigue and its impact on the animal research community. Steps that organizations can take to monitor and address stressors experienced in animal care settings, to identify compassion fatigue, and to implement effective countermeasures that have been identified in similarly emotionally taxing workplaces will be presented. The importance of developing a compassion resilience culture will be discussed, along with tools and strategies to create this culture and validate and strengthen the human-animal bond. Time will be available for participant questions and discussion.

Who should attend?
This webinar is aimed at IACUC administrators and members, and may also benefit other laboratory animal professionals (research faculty and staff, veterinarians, researchers, animals use trainers, animal care givers, and other personnel that may be involved with the care and oversight of animals in a research setting).

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  • J. Preston Van Hooser, BS

    J. Preston Van Hooser is a Review Scientist and Compliance Manager in the Office of Animal Welfare and IACUC member at the University of Washington (UW). He has experience in both industry and academia as a researcher, principal investigator/CEO, IACUC administrator, research integrity officer, and IACUC member. For the past twenty years, Preston has worked in his current role to protect the integrity and excellence of vertebrate animal research and teaching at the UW. In more recent years, with regards to the subject matter being presented, he founded the UW Dare2Care (D2C) program which provides support and Compassion Resiliency resources for personnel that care and work with research animals, an area often overlooked in the field of lab animal science.

    Preston earned his BS in Zoology from the College of Idaho, Caldwell, ID. He serves on several boards, including the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR), is a member of several national professional organizations including AALAS and PRIM&R, and is the Founder & CEO of InVision BioResources, a Seattle based Biotech Company that provides incidental ocular tissues to the vision research community, globally, in the spirit of the 3R’s.

September 1, 2022
Thu 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 30M

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