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2022 NCALAM Workshop in Lab Animal Medicine

2022 NCALAM Workshop in Lab Animal Medicine

Workshop Dates:  May 12-14, 2022

The COVID-19 policies for the workshop have changed due to NC State University policies changing. At this point proof of vaccination, a negative PCR test, and masks are all suggested but are not required. Please contact with any questions.

These policies are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated with registrants and updated on this website.

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 12th – 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 14th 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 Jenny Estes at

Course Schedule

Thursday, May 12th

TimeTitle Speaker
8:00A - 8:15AMeeting IntroductionJenny Estes, MS, DVM, DACLAM - North Carolina State University

Ilana Galex, MS, DVM,  DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
8:15A - 9:15ALaboratory Animal RegulationsAnna Hampton, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW - Duke University School of Medicine
9:15A - 10:15A
Secondary NHP Species Models & DiseasesFelicitas Smith, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University School of Medicine
10:15A - 10:30ABreak
10:30A - 11:30A
Comparative Medicine ReviewSara Andux, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - University of Pittsburgh
11:30A - 12:30PNonhuman Primate Colony Management & Occupational HealthMelaney Gee, MS, DVM, DACLAM - Wake Forest University School of Medicine
12:30P - 1:00PLunch
1:00P - 2:00PMouse Models Related to AgingBrian Wilgenburg, MS, DVM, DACLAM - National Institute on Aging (NIA)
2:00P - 3:00P
Zebrafish Biology, Husbandry &  DiseasesDerek Norford, MS, DVM, PhD - North Carolina Central University
3:00P - 3:15PBreak
3:15P - 4:15PSwine Biology, Models & DiseasesSteven Shipley, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4:15P - 5:15POther RodentsVanessa Lee, DVM, DACLAM - Emory University
5:15P - 6:00PLogos & Acronyms Quiz (optional)Jenny Estes, MS, DVM, DACLAM - North Carolina State University

Ilana Galex, MS, DVM,  DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
6:00P - 8:00PSocial Networking Event at NCSU CVM

Friday, May 13th

TimeTitle Speaker
9:00A - 10:00A
Rodent NomenclatureKathleen Pritchett-Corning, DVM, DACLAM - Harvard University
10:00A - 11:00AAnesthesia, Analgesia & EuthanasiaMorika Williams, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11:00A - 11:15ABreak
11:15A - 12:15PJAALAS ReviewAngela Garner, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University School of Medicine
12:15P - 12:45PLunch - Optional Equipment Quiz
12:45P - 1:45PAmphibians & ReptilesDorcas O’Rourke, MS, DVM, DACLAM - East Carolina University
1:45P - 2:45PDog Biology, Models & DiseasesTyler Long, DVM, DACLAM, DABT - National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
2:45P - 3:00PBreak
3:00P - 4:00POccupational Health & ZoonosesVictoria Baxter, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4:00P - 5:00PRat Biology & ModelsAllison Williams, DVM, DACLAM - Charles River Laboratories

Saturday, May 14th

8:00A - 12:00PACLAM Mock Exam
12:00P - 2:00PACLAM Mock Exam Review


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


Location & Lodging

The workshop will take place at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine located at 1060 William Moore Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. A block of rooms are available at the Ramada Raleigh located at 1520 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh (directly next door to the CVM). Please call the Ramada directly at 919-832-4100 and use the group code 2022WLAM to reserve your room at the discounted rate ($69 per night).

Important Information

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).

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.