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IACUC-Advanced was developed by the Scientists Center for Animal Welfare to train members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs). The program format lets small groups discuss specific, advanced topics that are relevant to IACUC functions. Each workshop is structured in similar, design, with slight change made to met the needs of the hosting institution and or to reflect any updates. Attendance at this workshop is limited to experienced IACUC members and administrators, principal investigators, attending veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff.

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Practical approaches to managing occupational health problems in your animal facility

The development of successful programs of occupational health and safety for those involved in research programs using animals is becoming a priority for many institutions. This conference brings together internationally recognized leaders of the scientific and regulatory communities to identify issues and propose practical ideas for the implementation of successful programs of occupational health for animal users. Speakers include representatives from industry and academic biomedical research institutions, as well as AAALAC.

The conference is of interest primarily to those involved in any aspect of an occupational health and safety program, including Institutional Officials, IACUC members and administrators, Principal Investigators, Occupational Medicine physicians and practitioners, Biosafety Officers, and Attending Veterinarians.

The conference will start with a general overview of the management of a successful program. This overview includes a panel discussion with representatives from each of the different offices involved in the management of an occupational health and safety program. Specific issues related to occupational medicine, biological and non-biological hazards will also be covered.

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Rooms are being held at the following local hotels; please mention the name of the conference and "CARE" when making your reservation for the discounted rate.

The Statler Hotel & J. Willard Marriott Executive Education Center
130 Statler Drive, Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, NY 14853
$155 single/$165 double, free airport shuttle with advance arrangements

*If you plan on attending the IACUC Advanced Conference as well on September 12th, please notify the Statler and they will reserve the same room for you.

Best Western University Inn
East Hill Plaza, 1020 Ellis Hollow Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
1-607-272-6100 or 1-800-528-1234
$109 (1 king or 2 queen) includes breakfast, free airport and campus shuttles

Hilton Garden Inn
130 East Seneca Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
$119 (1 king or 2 queen), free airport and campus shuttles

Courtyard by Marriott
29 Thornwood Drive, Ithaca, NY 14850
1-607-330-1000 or 1-866-541-3600
$149 (1 king or 2 double), free airport and campus shuttles