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NCALAM Workshop in Lab Animal Medicine

May 9-11, 2024 • 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 9th – 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 11th 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

Thursday, May 9, 2024
TimeTitle Speaker
8:00A-8:15AMeeting IntroductionIlana Galex, MLAS, DVM,  DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
8:15A-9:15AContamination Control and Environmental Monitoring of Laboratory Animal FacilitiesDavid Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
9:15A-10:15AMacaque Biology and Research ModelsJessica Johnston, DVM, DACLAM - Wisconsin National Primate Center
Parasitology of Laboratory AnimalsErin Mitchell, DVM, DACLAM - Wake Forest School of Medicine
11:30A-12:30PImmunodeficient RodentsMelissa Stair, DVM, DACLAM - Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist
1:30P-2:30P2023 JAALAS ReviewMargaret Hull, MoP, DVM, DACLAM - University of Florida
Anesthesia and AnalgesiaMorika Williams, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3:45P-4:45PResearch Models and Diseases of Secondary Non-Human Primate SpeciesFelicitas Smith, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University School of Medicine
5:00P-5:45POptional Logos, Acronyms, and Equipment QuizWLAM Committee
6:00P-8:00PSocial Networking Event at NCSU CVM
Friday, May 10, 2024
TimeTitle Speaker
8:00A-9:00AVivarium Facility Design and ManagementSteven Shipley, DVM, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Laboratory Animal Laws and RegulationsAnna Hampton, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW - Duke University School of Medicine
10:15A-11:15ARat Biology, Husbandry, and ModelsMarnie Metzler, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - North Carolina State University
11:15A-12:15PRat DiseasesDonna Webb, DVM, DACLAM - National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
12:15P-1:15PLunch - Optional NCSU Vivarium Tour
1:15P-2:15P2023 Comparative Medicine ReviewMAJ R. Allen Messenger, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, DACLAM - US Army, Fort Liberty
2:15P-3:15PPig DiseasesNneka George, DVM, CVA, DACLAM - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
3:30P-4:30PFerret Biology, Models, and DiseasesFrancis Sun, DVM, DACLAM, MBA - Duke University School of Medicine
4:45P-5:30POptional History and Hodgepodge QuizWLAM Committee
Saturday, May 11, 2024
8:00A-12:00PACLAM Mock Exam
12:00P-2:00PACLAM Mock Exam Review

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 GCLABMED 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

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.