2017 North Carolina Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine

May 18 – 21, 2017

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Target Audience:
The course is appropriate for veterinarians specializing in laboratory animal medicine, especially those preparing for ACLAM board certification.

The symposium will present relevant topics in Laboratory Animal Medicine with an emphasis on the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) primary species and recent literature. Registration for the workshop is required.

The slide collection established by the team at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will be available for review electronically. This collection includes biology and diseases of many laboratory animal species. Group or individual review of these sets will be available in the NCSU Veterinary Medicine Library. The library will be open May 18th -21st.

The ACLAM Mock Exam by the International Mock ACLAM Exam Coalition will be given on Saturday, May 20th, is open to all interested individuals and does not require registration to the symposium. Anyone wishing to attend only the mock exam should contact David Kurtz directly at

Continuing Education
This course offers 13 hours each of continuing veterinary medical education for veterinarians by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Full attendance is required to receive total CVME credit.

Location & Lodging

A block of 40 rooms have been reserved at the Ramada Inn off of 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, (919) 832-4100. The special room rate is $69.00 + tax, which includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. Reference the group code “GCLAB17” when making your reservation in order to get the discounted rate. The deadline for this rate is May 3, 2017.

For other hotels and area information, visit:

Special Instructions

  • No one will be admitted into the workshop without a paid registration.
  • All attendees should have a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.).
  • All course handouts will be provided electronically. Attendees are encouraged to bring a device capable of opening PDF or Word documents (e.g., laptop computer, tablet).
  • The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine is a short 3 minute walk from the adjacent hotel (Ramada Inn). Please refer to campus map. The Ramada Inn is seen at the far left of the map.
  • The workshop will be held in South Theater, there will be signs to direct you to the room. Please enter the building through the “Main CVM Entrance” of the main CVM Building at the South end near the new Terry Center.
  • The Veterinary Medicine Library is located in the South end of the CVM Building (far left) near the South Theater.
  • Limited parking for the workshop will be available with permit in the parking deck located behind the Research Building. You may request a parking permit when registering for the course. Permits are $5.00 per day and only required on weekdays. Free parking is available at the Ramada and at the State Fairgrounds lot located across Blue Ridge Rd. (refer to map).

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing by seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.

Thursday, May 18th

Time Title Speaker
7:30A - 9:00P NCSU Veterinary Medicine Library Hours
7:30A - 8:30A Sign In & Breakfast
8:30A - 9:00A Welcome David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute for Environmental Health Science
9:00A - 10:15A Non-Human Primates - Macaques Karen Strait, DVM, DACLAM - T3 Labs
10:15A - 10:30A Break
10:30A - 11:45A The Laboratory Rat Guy Mulder, DVM, MS, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch - Optional Equipment Quiz David Kurtz - NIEHS
1:00P - 2:15P The Laboratory Rabbit Erin Mitchell, DVM - Wake Forest School of Medicine
2:15P - 3:30P 2016 JAALAS Review Alyssa McIntyre, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA - Laboratory Animal Resource Consulting
3:30P - 3:45P Break
3:45P - 5:00P The Laboratory Zebrafish Julia Whitaker, MS, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Friday, May 19th

Time Title Speaker
7:30A - 6:00P NCSU Veterinary Medicine Library Hours
8:00A - 9:00A Sign In & Breakfast
9:00A - 10:15A The Laboratory Ferret Chandra Williams, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
10:15A - 10:30A Break
10:30A - 11:45A AVMA Guidelines on the Euthanasia of Animals Sam Cartner, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - University of Alabama at Birmingham
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch
1:00P - 2:15P 2016 Comparative Medicine Review Leslie Jarrell, JD, DVM, DACLAM - Sobran, Inc.
2:15P - 3:30P Understanding the Microbiome Allison Rogala, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3:30P - 3:45P Break
3:45P - 5:00P Alternatives in Laboratory Animal Medicine William Stokes, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW - USDA-APHIS

Saturday, May 20th

Time Title
1:00P - 5:00P NCSU Veterinary Medicine Library Hours
7:30A - 8:00A Sign In & Breakfast
8:00A - 1:00P Mock Exam
1:00P - 2:00P Lunch
2:00P - 5:00P Mock Exam Review

NCSU Veterinary Medicine Library open Sunday, May 21st from 1:00PM – 5:00PM

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$350 – Veterinarians
$50 – Veterinary Students

Registration fees will include:

  • Admission to the workshop
  • Electronic copies of course handouts
  • Continuing Education (CE) credits from the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board
  • Electronic access to the NIEHS Comparative Medicine slide sets
  • Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks

Attendees may request printed copies of the course handouts (black & white only) for an additional cost of $25. This request must be made in advance and the fee must be paid at the time of registration.