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1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

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2015 North Carolina - Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine

Sponsored by the North Carolina Academy of Laboratory Animal Medicine (NCALAM)

May 14-17, 2015

The symposium will present relevant topics in Laboratory Animal Medicine with an emphasis on the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) primary species and recent literature.  Registration for the workshop is required.

The slide collection established by the team at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will be available for review electronically. This collection includes biology and diseases of many laboratory animal species. Group or individual review of these sets will be available in the NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library. The library will be open with extended hours on May 14th -17th. 

The Laboratory Animal Medicine Mock Exam on Saturday, May 16th is open to all interested individuals and does not require registration to the symposium.  Anyone wishing to attend only the mock exam should contact D. Kurtz directly (see bottom of page).

Target Audience:
The course is appropriate for veterinarians specializing in laboratory animal medicine, especially those preparing for ACLAM board certification.

Registration Information


*Online registration for this course is now CLOSED*


Registration fees will include:

Attendees may request printed copies of the course handouts (black & white only) and mock exams for an additional cost of $25.  This request must be made in advance and the fee must be paid at the time of registration.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds will be granted for notices received in writing by seven days prior to the course. After that time, there will be a 25% cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after the course has begun.

Payment Policy

If option to pay by check is chosen, check must be received within 2 weeks of registration date and prior to beginning of program unless other arrangement have been made. Please include e-mail receipt or name of attendee with check so that payment can be properly applied.

Payable to: NCSU CVM

Mailed to: 
NC State College of Veterinary Medicine 
Office of Continuing Education 
1060 William Moore Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607

Location & Lodging

This course will be held at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine at 1060 William Moore Dr. in Raleigh, NC.

A block of 40 rooms have been reserved at the Ramada Inn off of 1520 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, (919) 832-4100.  The special room rate is $69.00 + tax, which includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. Reference the course when making your reservation in order to get the discounted rate.  The deadline for this rate is May 6, 2015.

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Continuing Education

This course offer 13 hours each of continuing veterinary medical education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians by the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board. Full attendance is required to receive total CVME credit.

ADA Statement

Special Instructions:


Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time Event Speaker
7:30A - 10:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library
7:30A - 8:30A Registration, Breakfast & Coffee  
8:30A - 9:00A Welcome David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
9:00A - 10:15A Non-Human Primate - Macaques Karen Strait, DVM, DACLAM - Emory University
10:15A - 10:30A Break
10:30A -11:45A Laws, Regulations & Guidelines for LAM Anna Hampton, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch - Optional Equipment Quiz David Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - NIEHS
1:00P - 2:30P

Literature Review (JAALAS & ILAR)

Angela King-Herbert, DVM, DACLAM - National Toxicology Program (JAALAS)
Terry Blankenship-Paris, DVM, DACLAM - NIEHS (ILAR)
2:30P - 3:45P Other Rodent Species John Norton, DVM, PhD, DACLAM - Duke University
3:45P - 4:00P Break
4:00P - 5:15P Literature Review (Comparative
Douglas Taylor, DVM, DACLAM - Emory University

Friday, May 15, 2015

Time Event Speaker
7:30A - 8:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library Hours
8:00A - 9:00A
Breakfast & Coffee
9:00A - 10:15A Non-Human Primate - 2 Species Srinivas Rao, PhD - Chief, Translational Research Program - National Insitute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)
10:15A - 10:30A Break
10:30A - 11:45A Vivarium Design & Management Bill White, VMD, MS, DACLAM, Dip. ECLAM - Charles River Laboratories
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch
1:00P - 2:15P Imaging for the Laboratory Animal
Hong Yuan, PhD - Director, BRIC Small Animal Imaging Facility, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
2:15P - 3:30P The Laboratory Rabbit Jai Tubbs, DVM, DACLAM - Duke University
3:30P - 3:45P
3:45P - 5:00P The Laboratory Rat Gabriel McKeon, DVM, DACLAM - North Carolina State University

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Time Event
10:00A - 7:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library Hours
7:30A - 8:00A Coffee
8:00A - 1:00P Mock Exam
12:00P - 2:00P Lunch
2:00P - 5:00P Mock Exam Review

Sunday, May 17, 2015

1:00P - 5:00P
NCSU- Veterinary Medicine Library Hours


Program Director:

David M. Kurtz, DVM, PhD, DACLAM

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences