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2021 NCALAM Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Virtual Meeting)

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on May 21, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on May 22, 2021 at 8:00 am

Due to continued COVID-19 protocols, the 2021 workshop will once again be virtual access only.

Presented by:

NC Lab Animal Medicine





Workshop Dates:  May 20-22, 2021

Target Audience:
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

Course Schedule

Thursday, May 20th

Time Title Speaker
8:00A - 8:15A Welcome David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
8:15A - 9:15A 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.
9:15A - 10:15A 2020 JAALAS Review Francis Sun, DVM, DACLAM, MBA - Duke University Medical School
10:15A - 10:30A Break
10:30A - 11:30A Diseases of the Laboratory Mouse Virginia Godfrey, DVM, PhD, DACVP - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:30A - 12:30P Statistics for Laboratory Animal Veterinarians Min Shi, PhD - NIEHS
12:30P - 1:00P Lunch
1:00P - 2:00P Behavior in NHPs Marnie Metzler, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories
2:00P - 3:00P Animal Facility Design & Management John Norton, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Duke University Medical School
3:00P - 3:15P Break
3:15P - 4:15P The Laboratory Rat Brian Wilgenburg, DVM, MS, DACLAM - National Institue on Aging (NIA)
4:15P - 5:00P Equipment Quiz (optional) David Kurtz - NIEHS

Friday, May 21st

Time Title Speaker
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 - 12:45P Lunch
12:45P - 1:45P Environmental Monitoring Paula Roesch, PhD - Taconic Biosciences
1:45P - 2:45P The Laboratory Rabbit Kimberly Jen, DVM, MSc, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories
2:45P - 3:00P Break
3:00P - 4:00P Parasites of Primary Lab Animal Species Erin Mitchell, DVM, DACLAM - Wake Forest School of Medicine
4:00P - 5:00P Macaque Diseases Saverio "Buddy" Capuano, DVM, DACLAM - Wisconsin National Primate Center

Saturday, May 22nd

Time Title
8:00A - 12:00P ACLAM Mock Exam
12:00P - 2:00P ACLAM Mock Exam Review


Registration fees are as follows:

  • Veterinarians – $250
  • Veterinary Students – $50

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


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.


May 20

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:




Office of Continuing Education & Outreach