Special Considerations for IACUC Review

Tuesday, March 20
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location: Union E

The 8th edition of the Guide asks IACUCs to provide special consideration for studies that have the potential for unrelieved pain and distress. It also indicates that IACUCs are obliged to weigh the objectives of the study against potential animal welfare concerns. An AAALAC frequently asked questions (FAQ) document titled, “Harm Benefit Analysis,” addresses this obligation. During this session, speakers and attendees will:

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

Senior Scientific Advisor
National Association for Biomedical Research

B. Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW, currently serves as the senior scientific advisor for the National Association for Biomedical Research. He spent 36 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago overseeing their animal care and use program, and spent the last 10 years there as the associate vice chancellor for research resources, where he was responsible for 14 campus-wide core research support services. Dr. Bennett has been active in a variety of professional organizations, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Scientist Center for Animal Welfare and as chair of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners Foundation. Dr. Bennett obtained his DVM from Auburn University and his PhD from the University of Illinois Medical School. Dr. Bennett is a member of the 2018 IACUC Conference Planning Committee.

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Gary L. Borkowski, DVM, MS, DACLAM

Senior Director
AAALAC International

Gary L. Borkowski, DVM, MS, DACLAM, is senior director at AAALAC International. Dr. Borkowski received his veterinary medical degree from Iowa State University, a master's degree in laboratory animal medicine from the Pennsylvania State University, and he is board certified in laboratory animal medicine. He has 30 years of experience in academic and pharmaceutical laboratory animal medicine and science, and has worked at major international research institutions, including Vanderbilt University, Pennsylvania State University, Upstate Medical Center, Monsanto, Pharmacia, Pfizer, and Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Borkowski also worked at the Kennedy Space Center on four Space Shuttle Life Sciences missions for the commercial development of microgravity research. He previously served as the program chair for the National AALAS Annual Meeting, and is past-president of both the American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

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William W. King, DVM, PhD

Professor, School of Medicine, University Attending Veterinarian, Assistant Vice President, Animal Resources; Executive Director, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine
University of Michigan

William W. King, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, has worked with animals in research and education for over 30 years. Following formal education in Baton Rouge, he enjoyed 5 years at the VA Medical Centers in the Chicago area, gaining tremendous experience supporting 4 independent research organization. His subsequent 17 years at the University of Louisville witnessed unprecedented growth of their animal care program, with a near tripling expansion of animal facilities from 35,000 ft2 to over 107,000 ft2 and over 400% increase in average daily animal census. He was been successful in securing, either as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator, over $38 million in federal support. From 1999-2016, much of his efforts outside of Louisville was devoted to AAALAC, International, which provided an opportunity to perform reviews of nearly 100 domestic and foreign research programs. He chaired numerous Council Committees, mentored 5 new Council members, and participated in numerous seminars/panel discussions, workshops, and orientation sessions. Six of his 12-year tenure included terms as elected Council leadership, including two as President. Recently (1 January 2018), he relocated to Ann Arbor, where he serves as Assistant Vice President, Animal Resources; University Attending Veterinarian; and Executive Director, Unit for Laboratory Animal Medicine.

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