Thursday, Dec 11th 2014: Ask your questions about IACUCs and more!

A message from our anti-vivisection chair, Leslie:

A Rare Opportunity to Question the Biases and Conflicts of Interest Inherent in the Approval and Oversight of Animal Research

Many of you are aware that the Animal Legal Defense Fund has filed a complaint with the United States Department of Agriculture regarding the process used (abused?) by the University of Wisconsin when it approved Ned Kalin’s maternal deprivation experiments.  On Thursday, December 11, the UW Madison will host a presentation regarding the procedure used to approve animal research and the legal mandates and limitations of that process.  The panel (composed of UW faculty/employees) will address the following questions and will also take questions from the audience:

How are research protocols involving animals reviewed and approved?
Who is on the review committees?
How often are labs and facilities inspected, and by whom?
What are the legal and regulatory standards for animal research?

Panel members:

  • Eric Sandgren, Director of UW-Madison’s Research Animal Resources Center
  • Craig Berridge, Chair of the UW Letters and Science Animal Care and Use Committee
  • Dreux Watermolen: Non-affiliated Members of the UW Letters and Science Animal Care and Use Committee

Time and Location:

7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014
1111 Biotechnology Auditorium
UW Biotechnology Center
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Parking available in Lot 20 (1390 University Ave.), Lot 17 (1525 Engineering Dr.), and under Union South (enter at 1320 W. Dayton St.).

Here is a campus map that you can use to locate the the UW Biotechnology Center and nearby parking:   http://map.wisc.edu/

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