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IACUC Approval in the Ever Changing Research Environment

Friday, June 14 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Olsen Center, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

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Agenda is subject to change.

11:30 a.m. Registration
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Overview of Regulatory Requirements for IACUC Review of Protocols
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Applying the regulations to case studies involving: pain and distress, endpoint criteria, tumor studies, prolonged restraint, prolonged restraint without acclimation, novel procedures, use of non-pharmaceutical grade agents in animals.
4:30 p.m. Wrap-up and final questions
5 p.m. Adjourn

Target audience

IACUC members, investigators, and administrators (e.g., coordinators) within Iowa and University of Minnesota.

Guest lecturers

Cyd-Gillet_webCynthia “Cyd” Gillett, DVM, DACLAM, CPIA, is the institutional veterinarian and director of Research Animal Resources at the University of Minnesota.  In this capacity, Dr. Gillett is responsible for administration of the animal care and use program and for regulatory oversight, compliance, and training related to animal care and use.  Dr. Gillett earned her veterinary degree from Michigan State University and is an ACLAM board-certified laboratory animal veterinarian.  Dr. Gillett is a council member emeritus of AAALAC and a former board member and president of ACLAM.  She is also active in many laboratory animal professional organizations, and is on many committees for AALAS and ACLAM.  She is a chapter author for “Animal Housing and Use Sites” in The IACUC Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions.

Melanie Graham, MPH, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Program Director, Preclinical Research Center, Associate Vice Chair, IACUC, University of Minnesota


Dress code

Business causal.



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Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations/refund requests (minus a 25% administrative fee), must be received in writing at least seven (7) business days prior to the CME activity starting date.
  • For cancellations received less than seven (7) business days prior to the activity starting date, a 50% administrative fee will apply.
  • You may transfer your registration fee to a colleague if you contact the DMU CME office three (3) business days prior to the activity starting date.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to subsequent activities.

Continuing education credit

IMSLogo190x67This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with ACCME® Essential Areas and Elements and Iowa Medical Society (IMS) policies. Des Moines University is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Des Moines University designates this education activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hotel options

Hyatt Place Des Moines/Downtown
418 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309, USA

  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)
  • Complimentary WiFi, hot breakfast

Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel
401 Locust Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Toll free: 1-800-514-4706

  • DMU discount on standard rooms (based on availability)
  • Complimentary WiFi

Des Moines Marriott – Downtown
700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Other hotel options.


Continuing Medical Education
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312

Welcome to Des Moines

In Des Moines, you can experience the excitement of the city and explore rural Iowa’s charming beauty. Connecting with your peers, shopping, food and activities make great memories.  This affordable, cosmopolitan city has an impressive blend of world class art and premier attractions, such as the Science Center of Iowa and the Pappajohn Sculpture Park.  Miles of trails to walk or cycle allow you to see the city and the beauty of its rivers and parks ~ just steps away from the conference.  Bicycles are available for rent through the BCycle program!  When it comes to dining, our city offers incredible food prepared by talented chefs.  You will experience some of the finest tasting pork to Tai pizza.  Another added benefit is downtown’s four-mile, climate-controlled skywalk system (the largest skywalk system per capita in the world), our booming suburbs, and unique shopping in the East Village. Greater Des Moines is a growing metropolis with an array of attractions and entertainment in a setting that boasts a rich history, a thriving present and a very bright future, all while maintaining a special charm that touches all who visit.  Learn more about Des Moines at the following websites:

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