Continued excellence in animal care and use, and in research, takes continued collaboration.
Join the Animal Care & Use Team for the Final AAALAC Preparation Town Hall on Wednesday, August 19 from 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM to learn about final Site Visit preparations, how to approach Site Visitor questions, what to expect during the Site Visit, and a last-minute Q & A.
Please note that the information shared at this session will be similar to what was shared during the Town Hall on July 27; therefore, you do not need to attend both sessions.
However, please encourage anyone who may have missed the first Town Hall, or who has any last-minute questions about the Site Visit, to join us on August 19.
As a reminder, the AAALAC 2020 Site Visit is scheduled to occur Tuesday, August 25 through Friday, August 28. During this time, you should anticipate a visit to all animal housing locations as well as visits to many laboratories.
**Upon submitting your RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with login instructions for the meeting.
Valid Level-1 U-M login credentials will be required to access the meeting via Zoom.
Additional Tools & Resources
If you are unable to attend on August 19, or if you would like to share the presentation with your colleagues, an archived recording of the first AAALAC Preparation Town Hall can be viewed here (or paste animalcare.umich.edu/archived-aaalac-chats into your web browser).
Please note that valid Level-1 U-M login credentials are required to access the recording. Due to the large file size, it may be best to download the video via MBox.
For your convenience, a copy of the Town Hall PowerPoint presentation slides is also available in the AAALAC Preparation Materials folder on Box.
In this folder, you will also find numerous informational handouts, including the Daily Site Visit Schedule, How to Prepare, a Laboratory Inspection Checklist, and Site Visitor Bios.
All preparation materials are included in the AAALAC 2020 Site Visit Digital Preparation Toolkit available at animalcare.umich.edu/aaalac-toolkit.
All eight previous Virtual AAALAC Chats on topics of interest and importance to the U-M research community have been archived for future viewing.
Topics include controlled substances, rat and mice euthanasia procedures, equipment cleaning and sanitization, surgical records, management of aquatics facilities, laboratory safety, protocol management, and tumor burden monitoring in rodents.
Archived recordings are available at animalcare.umich.edu/archived-aaalac-chats.
Finally, if you have not yet done so, please complete the AAALAC Laboratory Spokesperson Designation Form as soon as possible so that we know which members of your laboratory will be present and available to speak with the Site Visit Team.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to the Animal Care & Use Office at email@example.com.
Thank you for the tremendous amount of patience, cooperation, and engagement that you have shown leading up to this most important re-accreditation visit and throughout recent semi-annual IACUC facility inspections; your partnership in support of our Program, our institution, and the animals entrusted to our care is sincerely appreciated.
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