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Conference webinar files now available at no cost

On April 1, 2014, the "2014 AAALAC International Conference: Paths to Success Under AAALAC's New Standards" was held in Denver, Colorado. During this one-day event participants learned about current trends and AAALAC International expectations for quality research animal care and use under the new standards; reviewed the most frequently observed concerns reported by AAALAC site visitors over the last several years; and discussed the common challenges faced by many animal care and use programs, as well as areas to target for improvement.

Now the entire day of programming is available as a FREE webinar for unlimited viewing.

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  • Faculty Bios

    Christian E. Newcomer, V.M.D. is Executive Director at the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International). Dr. Newcomer earned his veterinary degree at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master's degree in pathology from the University of Michigan. Prior to his appointment at AAALAC International he held various academic and leadership positions in laboratory animal medicine with his most recent position being Associate Professor and Associate Provost for Animal Research and Resources at Johns Hopkins University. He is a past president of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine and the American Association of Laboratory Animal Science. Dr. Newcomer is board certified in laboratory animal medicine.

    Kathryn A. Bayne, M.S., Ph.D., D.V.M. is Global Director at the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International). Dr. Bayne received her master's, doctorate, and veterinary medical degrees from Washington State University. She is a past president of the Association for Primate Veterinarians, the District of Columbia Veterinary Medical Association, and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Previously, she served as Chief, Behavior and Nutrition Unit at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bayne is a certified animal behaviorist and is board certified in laboratory animal medicine and animal welfare.

    John F. Bradfield, D.V.M., M.S., Ph.D. is Senior Director at the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC International). Dr. Bradfield previously served as the Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He earned his veterinary medical degree from Ross University, a master's degree in laboratory animal medicine from the University of Missouri and a doctoral degree in Pathology from East Carolina University. Dr. Bradfield is board certified in laboratory animal medicine and is a past President of the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation.

    John N. Norton, D.V.M., Ph.D. is Professor of Pathology and Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Norton earned his veterinary degree at North Carolina State University and his doctorate degree in pharmacology at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Norton currently serves as the President of the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation.

    James R. Swearengen, D.V.M. is Director of Comparative Medicine, National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center, Frederick, Maryland. Dr. Swearengen received his veterinary medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Swearengen is board certified in both veterinary preventive medicine and laboratory animal medicine and currently serves on the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation.

    Gary L. Borkowski, D.V.M., M.S. is Senior Director, Worldwide Comparative Medicine - Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development, Andover, Massachusetts. Dr. Borkowski received his veterinary degree from Iowa State University and a master's degree in laboratory animal medicine from Pennsylvania State University. He is board certified in laboratory animal medicine and currently serves as a member of AAALAC International Council on Accreditation.

    Peggy T. Tinkey, D.V.M. is Professor of Comparative Medicine and Chair, Veterinary Medicine and Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Dr. Tinkey earned her veterinary medical degree at Texas A&M University and completed a research fellowship in pathology at the Baylor College of Medicine. She is board certified in laboratory animal medicine and currently serves as a member of the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation.

    Helen E. Diggs, M.Ed., D.V.M. is Director, Laboratory Animal Resources and Campus Attending Veterinarian, Oregon State University and previously was the Director, Office of Laboratory Animal Care, University of California-Berkeley, Berkeley, California. Dr. Diggs earned a Master's degree in Education from the University of Portland and her veterinary degree from Oregon State University. She is board certified in laboratory animal medicine and currently serves as a member of the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation.

    Andrew W. Grady, D.V.M., M.S. is Director, Laboratory Animal Facilities, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Grady earned his veterinary degree and completed a residency in aquatic medicine at the Mississippi State University. In addition, he completed a second residency program in laboratory animal medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. He is board certified in laboratory animal medicine and currently serves as a member of the AAALAC International Council on Accreditation.


    Presentations

    Welcome and Introductions
    Christian E. Newcomer, VMD
    Executive Director, AAALAC International

    Trend Analysis of AAALAC Findings
    John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
    Senior Director, AAALAC International

    Overview and Global Perspectives
    Kathryn Bayne, MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB
    Global Director, AAALAC International

    IACUC Responsibility and Function: Practical & Ethical Measures
    John N. Norton, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DABT
    Director, Division of Laboratory Animal Resources,
    Duke University Medical Center

    Occupational Health and Safety: What's at Risk?
    James R. Swearengen, DVM, DACLAM, DACVPM
    Vice President,
    Council on Accreditation

    Institutional Considerations for Managing Programs
    Gary L. Borkowski, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    Senior Director, Worldwide Comparative Medicine -
    Pfizer Worldwide Research and Development, Inc.

    Animal Environment, Housing, and Management: It's All in the Details
    Peggy T. Tinkey, DVM, DACLAM
    Professor of Comparative Medicine and Chair,
    Veterinary Medicine and Surgery
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

    The Breadth and Scope of Veterinary Care
    Helen E. Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM
    Director, Laboratory Animal Resources and
    Campus Attending Veterinarian, Oregon State University

    The Nuts and Bolts of Physical Plant Management
    Andrew W. Grady, DVM, MS, DACLAM
    Director, Laboratory Animal Facilities, University
    of Mississippi Medical Center

    Summary and Wrap Up
    John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
    Senior Director, AAALAC International


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