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MSMR presents professional development workshops for the research community on such topics as:

  • IACUC rights, roles and responsibilities
  • Bereavement and sensitivity for laboratory animal professionals
  • Crisis planning and communications
  • Personal and institutional security
  • On-line training for IACUC community members
  • Harmonization of IACUCs, IRBsand IBCs

We also offer in-house training to our member organizations in public outreach, communication, team-building, employee awareness and other topics. MSMR workshops are a combination of expert lecture and symposium and hands-on case-method and role-play learning. Leading experts in the field from government agencies, accrediting organizations, private firms and member companies lead our workshops.

Employees of MSMR member organizations receive discounted or free tuition at our workshops. For many of our workshops and conferences, members of States United for Biomedical Research (SUBR) also receive tuition discounts.

Want to be recognized as a future Workshop sponsor? Write to Alan Dittrich.



On-Line Training for IACUC Community Members ... and others

Introduction to Animal Care and Use Committees. This 6-week course covers all the basics for a new community member. It is also good adjunct training for new IACUC adminstrators or members who have not yet had the chance to take IACUC 101 or a similar course.

How does our on-line training program work?

The program consists of six lessons, one each week for six weeks. You can complete the lesson and its associated exercise at any time during the week. The instructor will have on-line office hours/chat sessions once each week: you'll receive the schedule upon registration. Successful completion of each weekly module is required before you can progress to the next module. When you successfully finish all six lessons, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Veterinarians and veterinary technicians who successfully complete this course are eligible for 6.0 CE hours. Call the MSMR office for details.

The next iteration of the course begins on May 9th and registration is now open.

Your 2014 MSMR Workshop Planning Guide

MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. More details on each workshop will be published about three months before it is scheduled.


Date(s) Topic Location

Watch this space for our 2014 schedule, including Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium (and poster competition); IACUCs and IBCs: ABCsSecurity and Biosecurity; and The 3 I's.

3/6/14 6th Annual Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium and Poster Competition. Save the date. Free to MSMR members. Agenda here. Registration is now closed. Newton-Boston Marriott

MSMR's Annual Security Conference - Exploring New Trends, Issues & Developments in Security, Biosecurity and Terrorism


Agenda is here. Registration is here.


Media Sponsor - ALN

Cambridge, MA
12/14 MSMR's Animal Law Workshop, part of the nationwide series of animal law workshops presented by members of States United for Biomedical Research Boston, MA




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