December 18, 2017

From the NIH: The Future of Animal Law: ILAR Roundtable Workshop & Pre-Workshop Webcast.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Understanding laboratory animal law is necessary and fundamental for all researchers relying on results from animal research, as well as for laboratory animal veterinarians, institutional officials, members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (IACUCs), and veterinarians in training. Both the scope and particulars of these laws are important. Those interested in or impacted by the laboratory animal laws can have significantly different perspectives about the scope or efficiency of the regulations or their implementation.

You are invited to join a workshop and a pre-workshop webcast to explore the future of federal laboratory animal law in the United States, hosted by the Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use of the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research, the Animal Law and Policy Program and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics of the Harvard Law School.

The pre-workshop webcast on January 17, 2018 will provide overview of applicable laws and regulations governing the care and use of laboratory animals. Join at the ILAR Roundtable website Link to Non-U.S. Government Site - Click for Disclaimer to view the webcast, which will go online from 12:00-12:45pm EST January 17 and will be available as a recording thereafter. No registration is necessary.

The workshop on January 26, 2018 will examine how technological advances, such as CRISPR/Cas9, may impact the current legal framework and the ability to sustainably support laboratory animal welfare. The workshop will be held at the Harvard Law School and will be webcast. Register for the workshop.

The events are free and open to the public. Video archives of both events will be posted on the ILAR Roundtable website within a week of each event. Learn more and register today!

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