NCALAM Workshop in Lab Animal Medicine
May 18-20, 2023 • Hybrid Meeting
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 18th – 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 20th 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 Ilana Galex at email@example.com.
Thursday, May 18th
|8:00A - 8:15A||Meeting Introduction||Ilana Galex, MS, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|8:15A - 9:15A||Animal Research Techniques and Influences||Angela King-Herbert, DVM, DACLAM - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences|
|9:15A - 10:15A||Biology, Husbandry & Colony Management of Mice||Allison Rogala DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|10:15A - 10:30A||Break|
|10:30A - 11:30A||2022 Comparative Medicine Review||Katherine LaVallee, DVM, DACLAM - Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist|
|11:30A - 12:30P||Avian Biology & Diseases||Leslie Jarrell, JD, DVM, DACLAM, CertAqV (WAVMA) - MPF Federal- US Environmental Protection Agency Contractor|
|12:30P - 1:30P||Lunch|
|1:30P - 2:30P||Guinea Pig, Hamster & Gerbil Biology & Diseases||Marnie Silverstein Metzler, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - North Carolina State University|
|2:30P - 3:30P||Zebrafish Biology, Husbandry & Diseases||Allison Rogala DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|3:30P - 3:45P||Break|
|3:45P - 4:45P||Ag Guide Review||Gabriel McKeon, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University School of Medicine|
|5:00P - 5:45P||Optional Logos & Acronyms Quiz||WLAM Committee|
|6:00P - 8:00P||Social Networking Event at NCSU CVM|
Friday, May 19th
|8:00A - 9:00A||Biocontainment & Biosafety||Victoria Baxter, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Texas Biomedical Research Institute|
|9:00A - 10:00A||Rodent Behavior||Christina Winnicker, MPH, DVM, DACLAM - Glaxo Smith Kline|
|10:00A - 10:15A||Break|
|10:15A - 11:15A||Rabbit Biology & Diseases||Erin Mitchell, DVM, DACLAM - Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist|
|11:15A - 12:15P||AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines||Andrew Gorman, DVM, DACLAM - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences|
|12:15P - 1:15P||Lunch - Optional NCSU Vivarium Tour|
|1:15P - 2:15P||2022 JAALAS Review||Donna Webb, DVM, DACLAM - SoBran|
|2:15P - 3:15P||Macaque Diseases||Steven Shipley, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|3:15P - 3:30P||Break|
|3:30P - 4:30P||Genetic Monitoring, Genetically Modified Organisms & CRISPR||Melissa Stair, DVM, DACLAM - Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist|
|4:45P - 5:30P||Optional Equipment Quiz||WLAM Committee|
Saturday, May 20th
|8:00A - 12:00P||ACLAM Mock Exam|
|12:00P - 2:00P||ACLAM Mock Exam Review|
Location & Lodging
The course will take place at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The NCSU CVM is located approximately 10 miles from Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).
Lodging is available at the Ramada by Wyndham Raleigh located at 1520 Blue Ridge Road (directly next door to the CVM). The room rate is $89 + tax per night. Please call (919) 832-4100 and reference the group code LabAnimal2023 to reserve your room.
Please note the following:
- No one will be admitted into the workshop without a paid registration.
- All in-person attendees should have a government-issued photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.).
- All course handouts will be provided electronically.
- 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 B-112 (South Theater). There will be signs to direct you to the room. Please enter the building through the main entrance of the CVM Main Building.
- The Veterinary Medicine Library is located in the south end of the CVM Building 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 the above map).
Registration fees are as follows:
- Veterinarians (in person or virtual) – $350
- Veterinary Students (in person or virtual) – $50
Registration fees include:
- Admission to the workshop (in person or virtual)
- Electronic copies of course handouts
- 15 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
- Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshment breaks for on-site attendees
- Admission to a Social Event on Thursday evening for on-site attendees
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.