Reaching Consensus on Studies That May Involve Unalleviated Pain and Distress

Wednesday, March 21
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Location: Union CD

The IACUC is obliged to weigh the objectives of a study against potential animal welfare concerns, including studies that involved unalleviated pain and distress. This session will review how IACUCs can evaluate the scientific justification for approving Category E studies, the necessity of withholding analgesia, and how untreated pain and distress might affect data. Attendees should have an understanding of USDA Pain Category E and animal studies that are commonly classified as Category E (e.g., sepsis/infectious disease, autoimmune diseases, and arthritis models). During this session, speakers and attendees will:

James Marx, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

Assistant Professor, Pathobiology, School of Veterinary Medicine; Assistant Director, Clinical Care
University of Pennsylvania

James Marx, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathobiololgy, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Marx provides clinical care for a board variety of species and animal models at UPenn. His research interests include improving the care and use of mice in biomedical research. This interest includes improving anesthesia in mice and advancing the diagnosis and care delivered to spontaneously ill mice used in research. He has served on IACUC's over a 15 year period and has extensive experience monitoring and caring for animals used in all Categories of biomedical research.

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Joanne Tetens-Woodring, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACLAM

Director, Laboratory Animal Medical Services, Office of Research Integrity; Associate Research Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati; Attending Veterinarian, US Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati; Alternate Veterinary Medical Consultant, Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Joanne Tetens-Woodring, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVS, DACLAM; Director and Attending Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Medical Services, Office of Research Integrity, University of Cincinnati. She holds a concurrent position as Research Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati and serves as the Attending Veterinarian for the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, she serves as alternate Veterinary Medical Consultant for the Cincinnati VA Medical Center. Dr. Tetens-Woodring received her veterinary medical degree from Oklahoma State University, residency training in large animal surgery and master's degree from Michigan State University, doctorate's degree from Louisiana State University, and residency training in laboratory animal medicine and surgery from Columbia University Medical Center. She is board certified in both laboratory animal medicine and large animal surgery and serves as an ad hoc Specialist for AAALAC. Previous positions held by Dr. Tetens-Woodring include interim Associate Director, Columbia University Medical Center and Director and Attending Veterinarian, Arizona State University. Prior to entering into the field of laboratory animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Tetens-Woodring worked in equine and small animal private practice and was a clinical instructor in equine surgery/large animal emergency medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine.

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