Due to continued COVID-19 protocols, we are planning to offer the 2021 workshop as virtual access only. If in person attendance becomes a possibility, we will update the information on this website and notify individuals who have already registered for the virtual meeting.
Workshop Dates: May 20-22, 2021
The annual North Carolina Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine is appropriate for veterinarians specializing in laboratory animal medicine, especially those preparing for ACLAM board certification.
The workshop 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 May 20th – May 31st. This collection includes biology and diseases of many laboratory animal species.
The ACLAM Mock Exam by the International Mock ACLAM Exam Coalition will be given on Saturday, May 22nd and is open to all interested individuals. Workshop registration is not required to participate in the mock exam. Anyone wishing to attend only the mock exam should contact David Kurtz directly at email@example.com.
|8:00A - 8:30A||Welcome||David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)|
|8:30A - 9:30A||2020 AVMA Guidelines on Euthanasia of Animals*||Samual Cartner, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - University of Alabama at Birmingham (ret.)
Axel Wolff, MS, DVM - NIH Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW)
|*NOTE: This prerecorded presentation was originally given by Drs. Cartner and Wollf for OLAW on 09/10/2020. Both speakers will be available during and immediately after presentation for questions.|
|9:30A - 9:45A||Break|
|9:45A - 10:45A||2020 JAALAS Review||Francis Sun, DVM, DACLAM, MBA - Duke University Medical School|
|10:45A - 11:45A||Diseases of the Laboratory Mouse||Virginia Godfrey, DVM, PhD, DACVP - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|11:45A - 1:00P||Lunch - Optional Equipment Quiz||David Kurtz - NIEHS|
|1:00P - 2:00P||Statistics for Laboratory Animal Veterinarians||Min Shi, PhD - NIEHS|
|2:00P - 3:00P||Behavior in NHPs||Marnie Metzler, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories|
|3:00P - 3:15P||Break|
|3:15P - 4:15P||Animal Facility Design & Management||John Norton, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Duke University Medical School|
|4:15P - 5:15P||The Laboratory Rat||Brian Wilgenburg, DVM, MS, DACLAM - National Institue on Aging (NIA)|
|9:00A - 10:00A||The Laboratory Ferret||Sarah Genzer, DVM, DACLAM - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)|
|10:00A - 11:00A||The Humanized Mouse||Allison Rogala, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|11:00A - 11:15A||Break|
|11:15A - 12:15P||2020 Comp Med Review||Nneka George, DVM, DACLAM - North Carolina State University|
|12:15P - 1:00P||Lunch - Acronyms & Logos Quiz (Optional)||David Kurtz - NIEHS|
|1:00P - 2:00P||Environmental Monitoring||Paula Roesch, PhD - Taconic Biosciences|
|2:00P - 3:00P||The Laboratory Rabbit||Kimberly Jen, DVM, MSc, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories|
|3:00P - 3:15P||Break|
|3:15P - 4:15P||Parasites of Primary Lab Animal Species||Erin Mitchell, DVM, DACLAM - Wake Forest School of Medicine|
|4:15P - 5:15P||Macaque Diseases||Saverio "Buddy" Capuano, DVM, DACLAM - Wisconsin National Primate Center|
|8:00A - 12:00P||ACLAM Mock Exam|
|12:00P - 2:00P||ACLAM Mock Exam Review|
Registration fees are as follows:
- Veterinarians – $200*
- Veterinary Students – $50
*This fee will increase to $250 after April 1, 2021. If we are able to offer an option to attend in person, the registration fee to attend in person will be $300.
Registration fees include:
- Admission to the virtual workshop
- Electronic copies of course handouts
- 14 Continuing Education (CE) credits from the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (full attendance required to receive the total CE credit)
- Electronic access to the NIEHS Comparative Medicine slide sets
Registration will close on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. If you have any questions about registration or need assistance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.