Virtual AAALAC Chat: Tumor Burden Monitoring in Rodents

July 28, 2020 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
All Virtual AAALAC Chats will be hosted via the Zoom webinar platform

AAALAC 2020 Site Visit Logo - Continued CollaborationContinued excellence in animal care and use, and in research, takes continued collaboration.

Join the Animal Care & Use Team, along with colleagues from other partner departments, as we continue preparations for the upcoming AAALAC 2020 Site Visit yellow lock icon in August. 

Co-hosted by Zachary T. Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, ULAM Faculty Veterinarian, and Erin Czarniak, BS, CPIA, LATg, Assistant Director – Quality Assurance in the Animal Care & Use Office, this session will provide guidance and insight on the Tumor Burden Policy for Rodents, including animal monitoring techniques, how to identify health concerns related to tumor growth and ulceration, and an exploration of the tools and resources available to assist labs in conducting tumor studies.
Virtual AAALAC Chats are short, 30-minute sessions that provide a quick overview and resources on specific topics of interest and importance to the U-M research community.


Register for this and other AAALAC preparation events at:**



**Upon submitting your RSVP, you will receive a confirmation email with login instructions for the meeting(s) you have selected. Valid Level-1 U-M login credentials will be required for each meeting. 

Other Virtual AAALAC Chat Topics Include:

  • Tips & Tricks for Managing Your Animal Use Protocol
  • Management of Controlled Substances in Animal Research
  • Laboratory Safety & Animal Research
  • Equipment Sanitization Guidelines
  • Completing Surgical Records for Mice & Rats
  • Daily Care & Husbandry of Aquatics Facilities

As a reminder, AAALAC site visitors will be on campus for the University of Michigan’s re-accreditation site visit beginning Tuesday, August 25 through Friday, August 28. During this time, you should anticipate a visit to all animal housing locations on campus, as well as visits to many laboratories.


Questions about the AAALAC 2020 Site Visit should be directed to the Animal Care & Use Office at
If you have additional questions about preparation events, or if you would like to suggest other topics for future AAALAC Chats, please email

yellow lock icon Links marked with a lock icon can only be accessed using valid Level-1 U-M login credentials.