Annual Winter Conference

The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) serves as an objective, credible source of information for the research community, the media, and the general public. This is done through our conferences, workshops and publications. SCAW two-day conferences will provide key findings and advances in research animal welfare, explore policy and management issues related to IACUCs and develop awareness of humane care and use of agricultural animals in research.
SCAW and CITI Program has partnered to develop a Student Scholarship Fund. If you are a full time student and would like to attend any one of SCAW’s Workshops or Conferences click here for more information.

SCAW conferences and workshops will be reviewed and approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE program and will meet the requirements for continuing education credit for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/concerns regarding SCAW's program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession. SCAW's AAVSB/RACE provider #293.

SCAW encourages local institutions and others to co-sponsor our conferences and workshops. Please contact the SCAW office if you are interested in sponsoring a conference or workshop.

Attendance at these conferences is limited to experienced IACUC members and administrators, principal investigators, attending veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff.

Please see the links for meeting registration, program, location and accommodation information. Registration fees do not cover the expenses of travel and accommodations.

Special Needs:

Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact the SCAW office prior to the meeting. SCAW is in compliance with the Rehabilitation Act of 1972 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Future Conferences:

December 9-10, 2019, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX

December 7-8, 2020, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX

December 6-7, 2021 Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX

December 5-6, 2022, Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX

SCAW Annual Winter Conference

Keeping Pace with the Future: Ensuring IACUCs Run the Right Race

Menger Hotel, San Antonio, TX December 9-10, 2019

 

Sponsors: The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; OLAW/NIH/DHHS; CITI Program at BRANY; a-tune Software, Inc; TechSoftware,Inc; Washington University in St. Louis; Merck, Inc and GSK

SCAW conferences and workshops will be reviewed and approved by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) RACE program and will meet the requirements for continuing education credit for Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments/concerns regarding SCAW's program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession. SCAW's AAVSB/RACE provider #293.

 

Click here to register online

December 8, 2019

December 8, 2019 Special Five Course Dinner and Wine Pairing Dinner at  “The Wine Celler:”

(in the basement of Zinc Bistro & Bar, catered by the legendary Boudro’s Restaurant). 

Special wine pairing complimentary sponsored by Tech Software

 

Please see the registration form for registering for this event. ($75.00 dinner charge)

December 9, 2019

Chair: Randall J. Nelson, PhD

TimeEvent
7:30Breakfast and Exhibits
8:30Welcome and Introduction
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
8:45Keynote Address: Challenges Faced by IACUCs: Balancing Advancing Technology and Animal Welfare
Margaret Foster Riley, JD
9:30The Future of Animal Welfare/Care
Debra Hickman, DVM
10:15Break and Exhibits
10:45Ongoing Challenges Facing the Research Community: The D.C. Perspective
Matthew R. Bailey, BA
11:00Are You Up to Date with OLAW, APHIS and AAALAC International:
Q & A for You and Me

Patricia Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC
Helen E. Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM; AAALAC International Representativee
12:30Lunch
1:00Break-Out Sessions
Challenges Faced by IACUCs: Balancing Advancing Technology and Animal Welfare
Margaret Foster Riley, JD
Editing by IACUC: Revision or Reversion?
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Quality Data and Reproducibility in Preclinical Animal Research: What is the Role of the IACUC
Paul G. Braunschweiger, PhD
2:30Break and Exhibits
3:00Break-Out Sessions
21st Century Cures Act: Understanding the Issues
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
Patricia Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC Representative
Ongoing Challenges Facing the Research Community: The D.C. Perspective
Matthew R. Bailey, BA
Compliance: Training, Explaining Rather….
Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA, DACLAM, CPIA
4:00Break-Out Sessions
Open Forum: QA
Patricia Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC
The Future of Animal Welfare/Care
Debra Hickman, DVM
Keep Pace With the Future; The Impact on Wildlife Population
Robert S. Sikes, PhD
5:00Conclusion of First Day
5:30Reception
All attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend the reception sponsored by a•tune Software, Inc.

December 10, 2019

Chair: B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW

TimeEvent
7:30Breakfast and Exhibits
8:15Introduction
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
8:30On the CUSP: Standardizing IACUC Procedures to Improve Reproducibility and Reduce Burden
Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA, CCFP, CHABP
9:15 Establishing an Institutional Culture of Care: Caring for People
Patricia V Turner, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT, DECAWBM (AWSEL)
10:00Break and Exhibits
10:30The Challenges Facing the Research Community: Investigator’s Perspective
Allyson J. Bennett, MS, PhD
11:15History, Ethics and the Future of Using Animals as Organ Donors for Humans
Ernest D. Prentice, PhD
12:00Lunch
1:00Break-Out Sessions
Building Organizational Resiliency
Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA, CCFP, CHABP
Patricia V Turner, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT, DECAWBM (AWSEL)
The Challenges Facing the Research Community: Investigator’s Perspective
Allyson J. Bennett, MS, PhD
Everything You Need to Know About DOD Research
Nina Cisar
Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA, DACLAM, CPIA
2:00Euthanasia Updates
Debra Hickman, DVM
On the CUSP: Standardizing IACUC Procedures to Improve Reproducibility and Reduce Burden
Sally Thompson-Iritani, DVM, PhD, CPIA, CCFP, CHABP
2:00-4:30Active Learning: Adequacy of Training to Work with Animals
J. G. Collins, PhD
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
(Registration limited to 30 participants. Please email info@scaw.com to become a registrant. You will receive a return email confirming that you are a participant. If a minimum number of 10 attendees aren't registered, the session will be canceled.)
3:00Break and Exhibits
3:30Break-Out Sessions
Case(s) in Point: Promoting Science While Maintaining Compliance
Ernest D. Prentice, PhD
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
Patricia Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC Representative
4:30Conclusion of Conference

Menger Hotel

204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

210-223-4361

www.mengerhotel.com

A block of rooms has been reserved for December 7-11, 2019, for conference attendees at the Menger Hotel. The reduced rate of $143 per night single/double plus tax is being offered. The group code:  120719SCAW must be used to receive this rate. Click on the following link to go directly to the reservation link https://reservations.mengerhotel.com/75799?groupID=2613191.  The deadline for hotel reservations is November 20, 2019.

The closest airport to the Menger Hotel is the San Antonio International Airport and is a 25 minute ride to the hotel on the SA Trans shuttle. The SA Trans is available outside the airport and costs $18.00 one-way, $34.00 roundtrip, Cab fare is $25.00-$30.00 one-way.

Please remember temperatures in the conference rooms tend to get chilly so pack a lightweight sweater or jacket.

About San Antonio

San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the United States of America and the second-largest city within the state of Texas, with a population of 1.33 million. Located in the American Southwest and the south–central part of Texas, the city serves as the seat of Bexar County. In 2011, it was estimated to be the 24th largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a regional population of 2.2 million according to U.S. Census Bureau figures tabulated by Business First. San Antonio has characteristics of other western urban centers in which there are sparsely populated areas and a low density rate outside of the city. It was the fourth-fastest growing large city in the nation from 2000 to 2006 and the fifth-fastest-growing from 2007 to 2008. The San Antonio–New Braunfels metropolitan area has a population of over 2.14 million based on the 2010 U.S. Census, making it the 25th-largest metropolitan area in the United States and third-largest in Texas.

The city was named for San Antonio de Padua, whose feast day is on June 13, when a Spanish expedition stopped in the area in 1691. Famous for Spanish missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, the Alamo Bowl, Marriage Island and host to SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks, the city is visited by approximately 26 million tourists per year according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city is home to the four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest in the country.

San Antonio has a strong military presence—it is home to Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base, and Brooks City-Base, with Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley outside the city. Kelly Air Force Base operated out of San Antonio until 2001, when the airfield was transferred over to Lackland AFB and the remaining portions of the base became Port San Antonio, an industrial/business park. San Antonio is home to five Fortune 500 companies and to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.