2019 North Carolina Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine

May 16-18, 2019

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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 16th-May 19th, 2019.

The ACLAM Mock Exam by the International Mock ACLAM Exam Coalition will be given on Saturday, May 18th, 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 will be 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 GCLABMED19 when making your reservation in order to get the discounted rate. The deadline for this rate is May 1, 2019.

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 D-239, there will be signs to direct you to the room. Please enter the building through the main entrance of the CVM Main 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. 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 16th

Time Title Speaker
7:30A - 8:00P NCSU-CVM Library Hours
7:30A - 8:00A Registration & Coffee
8:00A - 8:30A Welcome David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute for Environmental Health Science
8:30A - 9:30A The Laboratory Rat Brian J. Wilgenburg, DVM, MS, DACLAM - National Institute of Neuroligical Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
9:30A - 9:45A Break
9:45A - 10:45A Anesthesia & Analgesia Rick Fish, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - North Carolina State University (ret.)
10:45A - 11:45A Toxicology in LAM Angela King-Herbert, DVM, DACLAM - National Toxicology Program
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch - Optional Equipment Quiz David Kurtz - NIEHS
1:00P - 2:00P The Laboratory Cat William A. Hill, DVM, MPH, DACLAM, CPIA - Florida State University
2:00P - 3:00P JAALAS Lit Review Alyssa McIntyre, DVM, DACLAM - Laboratory Animal Resource Consulting PLLC
3:00P - 3:15P Break
3:15P - 4:15P Other Rodents Calvin Carpenter, DVM, DACLAM
4:15P - 5:15P Laboratory Birds Leslie Jarrell, JD, DVM, DACLAM - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (Sobran, Inc.)

Friday, May 17th

Time Title Speaker
7:30A - 6:00P NCSU-CVM Library Hours
8:30A - 9:00A Coffee
9:00A - 10:00A NHP - Diseases

Melaney Gee, MS, DVM, DACLAM - Wake Forest University School of Medicine
10:00A - 10:15A Break
10:15A - 11:15A Comparative Medicine Lit Review

Debbie Vanderford, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CPIA - Duke University Medical Center
11:15A - 12:15P Immunodeficient Rodents James R. Fahey, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVM - The Jackson Laboratories
12:15P - 1:15P Lunch and Tours
1:15P - 2:15P The Laboratory Rabbit Allison Williams, DVM, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
2:15P - 3:15P Diseases of Small Ruminants C. Tyler Long, DVM, DACLAM, DABT, CPIA - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3:15P - 3:30P Break
3:15P - 4:15P Rodent Nomenclature David Kurtz - NIEHS
4:15P - 5:00P Acronyms & Logos Quiz (Optional) David Kurtz - NIEHS

Saturday, May 18th

Time Title
1:00P - 5:00P NCSU-CVM Library Hours
7:30A - 8:00A Coffee
8:00A - 12:00P Mock ACLAM Exam
12:00P - 1:00P Lunch
1:00P - 3:30P Mock ACLAM Exam Review

NCSU Veterinary Medicine Library open Sunday, May 19th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Registration for this year’s workshop has ended.

$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.