ICARE Academy (3 Day) June 2018

Itasca, Illinois
Monday, June 18, 2018


The ICARE Project aim is to empower IACUCs and their institutions to increase compliance with federal standards while minimizing regulatory burden. The Interagency Collaborative Animal Research Education (ICARE) Project <https://grants.nih.gov/grants/olaw/interagency_icare.htmuses active learning pedagogy which has been shown to increase effectiveness of adult education in factual and theoretical understanding of scientific and ethical issues by engaging the learner in activities that require the application of high-level concepts.

ICARE Academy (3 Day) June 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018 8:00 AM -
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 4:00 PM (Central Time)

Eaglewood Resort & Spa
(630) 773-1400
1401 Nordic Road
Itasca, Illinois 60143
United States

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Who Can Attend

The curriculum at the three (3) day ICARE Academy is similar to the two (2) day curriculum with additional IACUC topics being addressed. Please see the schedule HERE. Participation is open to those involved in animal care and use programs, including IACUC members and staff, Institutional Officials, veterinarians, animal facilities personnel, administrators, consultants, and compliance and regulatory personnel.

The number of attendees at an ICARE Academy is limited to 36.  Space will be filled on a first come-first serve basis.  If the program is sold out, you will have the option to add your name to the waitlist on the registration form.

Colleagues from outside the US are welcome to attend the workshop, however the target audience is IACUC members and staff and animal program personnel from US institutions.  The curriculum presented is focused on US federal standards.

During this training workshop, participants will be coached and mentored by experienced facilitators who are also IACUC subject matter experts from the Federal, academic and private sectors.  The facilitators will help participants develop the skills and knowledge they need to develop and deliver active learning IACUC training.

The number of attendees at an ICARE 3 Day Academy is limited to 36.  Space will be filled on a first come-first serve basis.  If the program is filled, you will have the option to add your name to the waitlist on the registration form.  Registrants should note that the ICARE training is intensive.  Read more about what to expect below.

What to Expect

Attendees will work in both large interactive sessions and small facilitated breakout groups.  In all of the sessions, attendees will engage in learning activities such as interactive presentations, group work, and discussions.

The ICARE Academy will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM  through Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.

ICARE Academy participants work in facilitated breakout groups.  ICARE training is intensive.  Participants are fully engaged in content throughout the training and are not able to conduct other activities such as email, conference calls and laboratory or office management activities during the training day. 


Please do not purchase air travel tickets until you have received a confirmation of your registration.  

Participants should plan to arrive into the Chicago O'Hare or Midway Airports on Sunday, June 17, 2018 and depart on or after Wednesday evening, June 20, 2018

Registration Cost:  $ 750.00

Registration includes:  
  • Instruction
  • Coursework materials
  • Wifi connection in the meeting room
Registration does not include:
  • Air travel
  • Lodging
  • Ground transportation 


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