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2020 Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine (Virtual Access Only)

May 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on May 15, 2020 at 8:00 am

One event on May 16, 2020 at 8:00 am

Registration Fee: $200

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This year’s workshop will take place May 14-16, and will be a virtual meeting.

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 14th – May 24th. 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 16th, 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 14th

Time Title Speaker
8:00A - 8:30A Welcome David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
8:30A - 9:30A Understanding the Microbiome Allison Rogala, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:30A - 10:30A Comparative Medicine Review Jem Scott-Emuakpor, DVM, DACLAM - Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Durham, NC)
10:30A - 10:45A Break
10:45A - 11:45A The Laboratory Zebrafish Marcus Crim, DVM, MBA, MS, DACLAM - IDEXX BioAnalytics
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch - Optional Equipment Quiz David Kurtz - NIEHS
1:00P - 2:00P The AG Guide Gabe McKeon, DVM, DACLAM - North Carolina State University
2:00P - 3:00P NHP - 2° Species Jack Dutton, DVM, DACLAM - Southwest National Primate Research Center
3:00P - 3:15P Break
3:15P - 4:15P Animal Behavior Christina Winnicker, DVM, MPH, DACLAM - Columbia University
4:15P - 5:15P Biocontainment & Biosafety Stephen Harvey, DVM, MS, DACLAM - University of Georgia at Athens

Friday, May 15th

Time Title Speaker
8:00A - 9:00A The Laboratory Mouse Mathias Leblanc, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Duke University
9:00A - 10:00A 2019 JAALAS Review Sara Andux, DVM, DACLAM - SoBran, Inc.
10:00A - 10:15A Break
10:15A - 11:15A The Laboratory Pig Michelle Creamer-Hente, DVM, MS, DACLAM - Synchrony Labs
11:15A - 12:15P Guinea Pig, Hamster & Gerbil Marnie Metzler, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Insourcing Solutions (Charles River Laboratories)
12:15P - 1:00P Lunch Break
1:00P - 2:00P Laws & Regulations Anna Hampton, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CPIA - Duke University
2:00P - 3:00P The Laboratory Dog Kyha Williams, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University
3:00P - 3:15P Break
3:15P - 4:15P Acronyms & Logos Quiz (Optional) David Kurtz - NIEHS

Saturday, May 16th

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


Registration fees are as follows:

  • Veterinarians – $200
  • Veterinary Students – $50

Registration fees include:

  • Admission to the virtual workshop
  • Electronic copies of course handouts
  • 13 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 Friday, May 1st. 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 14

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

1060 William Moore Dr.




United States


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