Technical Trade Presentation
Track 1 - Capitalizing Data Technology
Improved Study Workflows and Animal Welfare through the Use of Digital Biomarkers
Sunday, Oct 13, 2:20 pm - 2:40 pm/Room 205
Moderator: Pat Guider, a-tune Software Inc.
This session will examine a number of topics including how digital data can be used to create specifications around normal animals prior to study start, improve randomization, design adaptive studies to reduce animal numbers, and creation of algorithms to alert of unhealthy animals to reduce losses.
21st Century Cures Act: Where Are We Now?
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM/Room: 401
Leader/Moderator: Aubrey Schoenleben
Facilitator: Chrissie Staunton
Panelist: William G Greer,
, Patricia A
Brown, Robert Gibbens
The 21st Century Cures Act, Section 2034(d) directed federal agencies to “complete a review of applicable regulations and policies for the care and use of laboratory animals and to make revisions, as appropriate, to reduce administrative burden on investigators while maintaining the integrity and credibility of research findings and the protection of research animals.” In response, a working group was convened that included representatives from NIH, USDA, and the FDA. The working group employed several strategies to identify regulations and policies that contribute to administrative burden, such as reviewing published reports and surveys on the topic, hosting listening sessions, and collecting feedback from the public through a request for information. We will provide an update on the status of the 21st Century Cures Working Group report, including discussion on upcoming changes to regulations and policy, how federal agencies are improving coordination and harmonization, and new training and resources being developed. Panel members will also discuss how institutions can implement some of the proposed suggestions for reducing burden, such as the use of best practices offered through the IACUC Administrators’ Association and standard procedures included in the Federal Demonstration Partnership’s CUSP project.
Platform Session: Laboratory Investigations 4
PS105 - Reducing Variability in Mouse Studies Through Continuous Data Collection
Wednesday, Oct 16, 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Platform Members: Naomi Nayoung Lee, Alexa Renee Personett, Harvey Ramirez, Morika Danielle Williams, Patricia G. Hedenqvist, Charlotte Hotchkiss, Amy Muehlmatt,
, Kathryn E. Nichols, Andrew Schile
Platform Session: Animal Welfare, Training, and the 3Rs: Primate Behavior
PS74 - The interplay between Temperament and Operant learning in Primates to Cope with Medical Management
Wednesday, Oct 16, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Platform Members: Kristine Coleman, Mollie Bloomsmith, Angelika N Rehrig, Kelly Morrisroe, Lisa Houser, Jaine E Perlman, Steven J Schapiro, Elizabeth Magden,
, Dawn M Abney, Jorg Luft
W-07 Workshop (2 sessions)
Teaching Monkeys to Cooperate with Restraint: Using Positive Reinforcement Training and Temperament Testing Methods
Monday, Oct 14, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM/Tuesday, Oct 15, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday Leaders: Jaine E. Perlman,
Jennifer L. McMillian
, Mollie Bloomsmith, Kristine Coleman, Mark J. Prescott
Jennifer L. McMillan
, Mollie Bloomsmith, Kristine Coleman, Mark J. Prescott, Andrea Franklin
Positive Reinforcement Training (PRT) is an important refinement in the care of nonhuman primates and an effective means of improving their welfare. The goals of this workshop are to introduce participants to animal training terminology and technique, to teach PRT techniques as they apply to restrain procedures and to teach methods to assess and quantify temperament in monkeys and to use this information to develop individualized training plans.
These workshops sponsored in part by Lomir, Hybex, Britz & Company, Carter2Systems, NC3Rs and NA3RsC.
Improving Your Suturing and Rodent Surgery Aseptic Technique?
Tuesday October 15, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Leaders: Marcel I. Perret-Gentil, Laurie Long,
Szczepan W. Baran
, Katherine Nolan, Natalie Celeste, Sarah Genzer
Participants will learn and refine commonly used suture, knot-typing, and rodent surgical draping techniques. The workshop will focus on appropriate hand-eye coordination as well as aseptic procedures. A state-of-the-art inanimate model will be introduced. This session is appropriate for individuals with minimal suturing skills as well as those wishing to upgrade their skills.