2018 North Carolina Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine

May 17 – 20, 2018

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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 17th -20th.

The ACLAM Mock Exam by the International Mock ACLAM Exam Coalition will be given on Saturday, May 19th, 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 12 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 GCLABMED18 when making your reservation in order to get the discounted rate. The deadline for this rate is May 2, 2018.

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. 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 17th

Time Title Speaker
7:30A - 9:00P 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 NIH Guidelines & the IBC Victoria Baxter, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:30A - 9:45A Break
9:45A - 10:45A The Laboratory Mouse Kathleen Pritchett-Corning, DVM, DACLAM - Harvard University
10:45A - 11:45A Reptiles and Amphibians Dorcas O'Rourke, DVM, MS, DACLAM - East Carolina University
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch - Optional Equipment Quiz David Kurtz - NIEHS
1:00P - 2:00P The Laboratory Dog Jacquelyn Tubbs, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University
2:00P - 3:00P The Laboratory Pig Paula Ezell, DVM, DACLAM - Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
3:00P - 3:15P Break
3:15P - 4:15P Understanding CRISPR/Cas Technologies Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD - North Carolina State University
4:15P - 5:15P Comparative Medicine Lit review Douglas Taylor, DVM, DACLAM - Emory University

Friday, May 18th

Time Title Speaker
7:30A - 6:00P NCSU-CVM Library Hours
8:30A - 9:00A Coffee
9:00A - 10:00A NHP - Secondary Species Saverio "Buddy" Capuano, DVM, DACLAM - Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
10:00A - 10:15A Break
10:15A - 11:15A Imaging on Laboratory Animals Hong Yuan, PhD - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:15A - 12:15P Laws & Regulations in Animal Research Anna Hampton, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CPIA - Duke University
12:15P - 2:00P Lunch and Tours
2:00P - 3:00P JAALAS Literature Review Sheba Churchill, DVM, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories/National Toxicology Program
3:00P - 4:00P Gnotobiotics Allison Rogala, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4:00P - 4:15P Break
4:15P - 5:00P Acronyms & Logos Quiz (Optional) David Kurtz - NIEHS

Saturday, May 19th

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 20th from 1:00PM – 5:00PM


$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.

Online Registration is now closed.