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 has developed 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.  RACE, PRIM&R and AALAS accepts these continuing education credits.

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 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

 Title To Be Determined

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

 

Sponsors: The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio; OLAW/NIH/DHHS; CITI Program at BRANY; a-tune Software, Inc; TechSoftware,Inc; 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 7, 2020

Chair: Randall J. Nelson, PhD

TimeEvent
7:30Breakfast and Exhibits
8:30Welcome and Introduction
Randall J. Nelson, PhD
8:45Keynote Address: Reproducibility in Research: Redundancy or Requirement
Gaylen L. Edwards, DVM, PhD
9:30The Devil is in the Details: Implementing the ARRIVE Guidelines Ballroom
Penny S. Reynolds, PhD
10:15Break and Exhibits
10:45Endpoints: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
11:30Are You Up to Date with OLAW, APHIS and AAALAC International:
Q & A for You and Me

Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth C. Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC
Helen E. Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM; AAALAC International Representativee
12:30Lunch
1:30Break-Out Sessions
The Weaponization of FOIA
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
Ongoing Challenges Facing the Research Community: The D.C. Perspective
Matthew R. Bailey, BA
The Slippery Slope From Sloppily Science to Research Misconduct
Ernest D. Prentice, PhD
2:30Break and Exhibits
3:00Break-Out Sessions
The Devil is in the Details: Implementing the ARRIVE Guidelines
Penny S. Reynolds, PhD
Managing IACUC Compliance
Gregory R. Reinhard, DVM, MBA, DACLAM, CPIA
An IACUC Guide to the AVMA Euthanasia Guidelines
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
4:00Break-Out Sessions
Open Forum: QA
Patricia A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth C. Pannill, DVM; USDA/APHIS/AC
An IACUC's Guide to Estimating Sample Size
Brianna N. Gaskill, PhD
Penny S. Reynolds, PhD
Endpoints: One Size Doesn’t Fit All
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
5:00Conclusion of First Day
5:30Reception
All attendees and exhibitors are invited to attend the reception sponsored by a•tune Software, Inc.

December 8, 2020

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

TimeEvent
7:30Breakfast and Exhibits
8:15Introduction
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW
8:30A Review of Pain Assessment in Laboratory Rodents
Patricia V. Turner, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT, DECAWBM (AWSEL)
9:15Clinical Management of Pain in Rodents
Patricia L. Foley, DVM, DACLAM
10:00Break and Exhibits
10:30Better Animal Welfare, Better Science: Assessing One to Promote the Other
Brianna N. Gaskill, PhD
11:15How Can Your Institution Contribute to Public Dialogue and Understanding of Animal Research and Counter Campaigns Against Science?
Moderator:
Allyson J. Bennett, MS, PhD
Panelists:
Lisa Z. Cruz, BA
Eva C. Maciejewski, BA
12:00Lunch
1:00Break-Out Sessions
A Review of Pain Assessment in Laboratory Rodents
Patricia V. Turner, MS, DVM, DVSc, DACLAM, DABT, DECAWBM (AWSEL)
Better Animal Welfare, Better Science: Assessing One to Promote the Other
Brianna N. Gaskill, PhD
What to do While Preparing for AAALAC Site Visit
Helen E. Diggs, MEd, DVM, DACLAM; AAALAC International Representative
2:00Break-Out Sessions
Pain Management in Rodents – IACUC Scenarios
Patricia L. Foley, DVM, DACLAM
How Can Your Institution Contribute to Public Dialogue and Understanding of Animal Research and Counter Campaigns Against Science?
Moderator:
Allyson J. Bennett, MS, PhD
Panelists:
Lisa Z. Cruz, BA
Eva C. Maciejewski, BA
2:00-4:30Active Learning Session: IACUC Authority and Responsibility
B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM DACAW
John F. Bradfield, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
(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 A. Brown, VMD, MS, DACLAM; OLAW Representative
Elizabeth C. 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 05-10, 2019, for conference attendees at the Menger Hotel. The reduced rate of $142.00 per night single/double plus tax is being offered.  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 13, 2020.

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.