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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Transportation of Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21734.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

Transportation of Laboratory Animals
A Workshop of the Roundtable on Science and Welfare
in Laboratory Animal Use (An Institute for Laboratory Animal
Research [ILAR] Roundtable Series)

September 3–4, 2014
2100 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20418
National Academy of Sciences Building, Room 125

Workshop Goals

This public workshop will examine critical issues relating to the transportation of laboratory animals. Invited speakers will address the challenges of transporting laboratory animals humanely and safely. Expected outcomes of this workshop include

  1. Interactive sessions that aim to engage the audience in thinking about appropriate journey planning to support animal welfare while in transport.
  2. Opportunities for the audience to discuss ways to improve transportation for laboratory animals.
  3. A rapporteur-prepared summary of the presentations and discussions of the workshop.

Wednesday, September 3

7:30a.m. Registration
8:30 Opening Remarks
Lida Anestidou, Director, ILAR Roundtable
Lynn Anderson, Covance Laboratories, Inc., ILAR Roundtable Co-Chair
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Transportation of Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21734.
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Morning Session - Moderator: Dianne Garnes, Novartis Corporation
8:45 Transporting Live Animals: An Interactive Session
Bruce Kennedy, California State Polytechnic University

C. Ford Morishita, Retired Biology Teacher/Founding Member of the National Academy of Sciences Teacher Advisory Council

This session will introduce the attendees to an audience response system that can be used with any tablet or cell phone device. Using this system (which will be used throughout the workshop), the audience will be queried about their opinions and knowledge regarding the intricacies of animal transportation. The session will also discuss how to use “the parking lot” concept.
9:05 Overview of Laboratory Animal Transportation
William White, Charles River Laboratories
This presentation will provide a global overview of animal transportation and examine current trends and process issues involving various transportation modes.
9:25 How Animals Move Through the Air Cargo System
Gregg Pittelkow, Covance Laboratories, Inc.
Carl Kole, Kole Consulting
This session will focus on the capabilities and limitations of transporting animals by air. The presenters will review relevant International Civil Aviation Authority requirements and operational practices, discuss necessary documentation and training, and analyze the need for safeguards to avoid cargo liability.
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 What Is IATA and How Is Air Cargo Controlled?
Bruce Clemmons, FedEx Live Animal Desk
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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) among its other responsibilities sets standards for the carriage of animals. This presentation will review the steps of this process including how standards are developed, implemented, and regularly reviewed; and how these standards impact other modes of carriage, and/or transportation guidance promulgated by national and international organizations.
10:50 Crossing International Borders: A European Perspective
Robert Quest, City of London Corporation
Moving animals internationally presents logistical as well as animal health and safety challenges. This presentation will examine the process of crossing borders in the European Union, address some of the difficulties encountered, look at oversight mechanisms, and discuss common errors in international transportation.
11:20 Question & Answer Session - Speakers’ Roundtable
Bruce Clemmons, Carl Kole, Gregg Pittelkow, Robert Quest, William White
11:35 Land Transportation: The Process and Requirements
Kenneth Kobus, Charles River Laboratories
Robert Fernandez, Direct Services, Inc.
This session will provide an in-depth review of land transportation. It will focus on the equipment, requirements, documentation, availability, types of providers, and pertinent definitions relating to this mode of transit. It will also review the capabilities and limitations of the process (e.g., environmental control).
12:20p.m. Lunch (Will not be provided. A cafeteria is located on the lower level of the National Academy of Sciences building.)
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Transportation of Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21734.
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Afternoon Session - Moderator: Judith Franco, Pfizer Inc.
1:20 Health Status Before, During, and After Transit
Kathleen Pritchett-Corning, Harvard University
This presentation will review the factors impacting the health of animals during the transportation process. It will discuss the different needs of animals from a research and a public health perspective (e.g., genetically modified animals) and outline mechanisms to prevent cross-contamination during transit, as well as at the point of receipt.
1:45 Life Science Logistics for Laboratory Animals
Lynn Anderson, Covance Laboratories, Inc.
This session will review practical issues impacting the safety and well-being of animals in transit: elements relating to behavior, physiology, clinical illness, and environmental conditions associated with the transport of laboratory animals.
2:10 Question & Answer Session - Speakers’ Roundtable
Lynn Anderson, Robert Fernandez, Kenneth Kobus, Kathleen Pritchett-Corning
2:25 Coffee Break
2:40 Species-Specific Presentations (20 minutes each)
This series of presentations will address container design features; legal requirements and guidelines for containers and shipment; health requirements; and in-transit requirements for each of the species designated in the following sessions. Each session will also provide a review of species-specific needs during transit, including necessary care or biological/microbiological issues that need to be addressed.
Nonhuman Primates - Joe Simmons, Insight Diagnostics and Consulting, LLC
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Transportation of Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21734.
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Dogs and Ferrets - Andy Smith, Marshall BioResources
Mice, Rats, and Small Mammals - William White
Fish - David Lains, University of Oregon
4:00 Question & Answer Session - Speakers’ Roundtable
David Lains, Joe Simmons, Andy Smith, William White
Adjourn for the Day
Thursday, September 4
7:30a.m. Registration
8:30 Welcome and Focus of the Day
Carol Clarke, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Carol Clarke will provide a summary of Day 1 and introduce the themes of Day 2—namely, regulatory oversight, perspectives regarding the movement of laboratory animals, and interactive exercises regarding transportation planning.
Morning Session - Moderator: Judith Franco
8:45 National and International Regulatory Requirements (15 minutes each)
This series of presentations aims to familiarize the audience with the multiple regulators, guiding principles, and documents involved in transporting laboratory animals. Each agency or organization has a unique role in the process and oversees different components of the transport. While there is great complementarity, the number and scope of guidelines and regulations generate uncertainty about successfully meeting the many requirements.
World Organisation for Animal Health - P. Gary Egrie
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol - Romelito Lapitan
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service - Sharon Lynn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Transportation of Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21734.
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Gale Galland
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Carol Clarke
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 Considerations at the State Level
Dan Kovich, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Question & Answer Session - Speakers’ Roundtable
Carol Clarke, P. Gary Egrie, Gale Galland, Dan Kovich,
Romelito Lapitan, Sharon Lynn
11:00 First Interactive Exercise: Journey Planning
David Kurtz, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
12:00p.m. Lunch (Will not be provided. A cafeteria is located on the lower level of the National Academy of Sciences building.)
Interactive exercise will continue through lunch.
Afternoon Session - Moderator: Dianne Garnes
1:30 Second Interactive Exercise: Journey Planning: “Houston, we have a problem.”
David Kurtz
2:30 How to Inform the Public Regarding Animal Transportation: An Educator’s Perspective
C. Ford Morishita
During this session, participants will examine the need for effectively informing the public regarding transportation of research animals including opportunities to teach secondary and post-secondary students and facilitate a deeper understanding of this topic.
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Transportation of Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21734.
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2:45 Coffee Break
3:00 The European Perspective
Kirk Leech, European Animal Research Association
This session will focus on a comparison of U.S. and European practices regarding animal transportation, an analysis of international collaborations meant to facilitate animal transport, and a discussion of common problems and challenges.
3:25 Laboratory Animal Transportation: An Academic Shipper’s Perspective
Steven Leary, Washington University
The animal care and use program at Washington University (WU) in St. Louis, Missouri, serves approximately 400 principal investigators. The Division of Comparative Medicine coordinates approximately 225 imports and 325 exports annually to/from approximately 160 locations within the United States and 20 countries. This presentation will use the WU experience as a basis for discussion, including the role of the shipping coordinator, steps involved in the import/export processes including documentation types, information review, verification and approval, and troubleshooting common difficulties.
3:45 It’s Not Personal, It’s Business: A Carrier’s Perspective
Carl Kole
The title of this presentation is meant to capture the obligations faced by a carrier, including but not limited to the logistics of animal transportation, the regulatory requirements that have to be addressed, and any common problems with commensurate solutions.
4:05 Question & Answer Session - Speakers’ Roundtable
Carl Kole, David Kurtz, Steven Leary, Kirk Leech, C. Ford Morishita
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2017. Transportation of Laboratory Animals: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21734.
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4:20 Meeting Summary and Steps Forward
Robert Dysko, University of Michigan Medical School
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The obligation to treat animals used in research ethically and humanely extends beyond their lives in the laboratory to include their transportation from place to place. Yet transporting animals is a highly regulated and complex process that raises many difficult issues.

To examine these issues, the Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use held a workshop on September 3-4, 2014, in Washington, DC. More than 200 people participated in the workshop in person and online, including representatives of academic research institutions, pharmaceutical and consumer product companies, government agencies, research advocacy groups, professional associations, and the public. The workshop was designed to draw attention to the essential thoughtful journey planning behind each transport of laboratory animals.

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