Schedule

Wednesday, Nov 10

Pre-Conference Course Registration/Breakfast 7:30AM-8:00AM

Registration Sign-in/Continental Breakfast for Fundamentals Course

Pre-Conference Course 8:00AM-4:30PM

Pre-Conference Course:Fundamentals of Planning and Design of Animal Research Facilities

Speakers' Dinner 5:45PM-7:30PM

Speaker Orientation Meeting & Dinner

Welcome Reception 7:30PM-8:30PM

Dessert Reception:Hosted Welcome Reception
Thursday, Nov 11

Exhibit Booths Open 8:00AM-5:45PM

Exhibit Booths Open

Day 1 Registration Sign-In/Contental Breakfast 8:00AM-8:30AM

Conference Registration:Registration Sign-in/Continental Breakfast

Plenary (Welcome) 8:30AM-8:40AM

Conference Overview and Welcome

Day 1 Plenary #1 8:40AM-9:05AM

Plenary 1:The next-gen animal research facility: Equipment and designs for aquatics, automation, flexibility

Day 1 Plenary #2 9:05AM-9:30AM

Plenary 2:Animal program growth/facility/funding gap analysis: Building consensus for a path forward

Day 1 Plenary #3 9:55AM-10:20AM

Plenary 3:Revenue-generating space conversions with increased capacity and capability

Day 1 Concurrent Sessions (Group 1) 11:10AM-12:05PM

Forum A:Targeting net gains in space utilization, flexibility, and efficiency: New strategies for vivarium renovation
Forum B:Post-occupancy evaluation: Benefits, challenges, and outcomes for the "vertical vivarium" model
Forum C:Animal facility precinct planning: Smarter, faster, data-driven decision making

Day 1 Lunch 12:05PM-1:05PM

Lunch:Hosted Luncheon

Day 1 Concurrent Sessions (Group 2) 1:10PM-2:05PM

Forum D:Uber flexibility, animal care compliance, and employee satisfaction: The trifecta for renovating outdated infrastructure
Forum E:Top ten (10) lessons learned for animal facility renovations, maintainability, reliability
Forum F:Next-level housing and infrastructure plans: Improving animal model translation, welfare, and operational efficiency

Day 1 Concurrent Sessions (Group 3) 2:20PM-3:15PM

Forum G:Construction cost outlook and timing decisions for research facility capital projects
Forum H:Maximum containment on a budget: A case study of Texas A&M University's Global Health Research Complex
Forum I:The future of non-human primate (NHP) facility design: Housing innovation and modularity meet animal welfare and operational efficiency

Day 1 Plenary #5 3:45PM-4:10PM

Plenary 5:Reducing acquired lab animal allergies (LAA): Vivarium design and engineering controls

Reception 4:45PM-5:45PM

Hosted Reception
Friday, Nov 12

Day 2 Exhibits/Hosted Breakfast 7:15AM-8:00AM

Hosted Breakfast

Day 2 Concurrent Sessions (Group 4) 8:05AM-9:00AM

Forum J:Expanding rodent housing capacity in existing space to meet rapid program growth objectives
Forum K:Case Study: Modular vivarium options for program continuity during renovations
Forum L:The smart animal lab of the future has arrived just in time

Day 2 Plenary Session #7 9:15AM-9:45AM

Plenary 7:BMBL 6th Edition: What it means for your facility and operations plans

Day 2 Concurrent Sessions (Group 5) 10:35AM-11:30AM

Forum A:Targeting net gains in space utilization, flexibility, and efficiency: New strategies for vivarium renovation
Forum D:Uber flexibility, animal care compliance, and employee satisfaction: The trifecta for renovating outdated infrastructure
Forum M:Leveraging critical environment controls for specialized animal care needs and solutions

Day 2 Concurrent Sessions (Group 6) 11:45AM-12:40PM

Forum B:Post-occupancy evaluation: Benefits, challenges, and outcomes for the "vertical vivarium" model
Forum G:Construction cost outlook and timing decisions for research facility capital projects
Forum H:Maximum containment on a budget: A case study of Texas A&M University's Global Health Research Complex

Day 2 Lunch 12:40PM-1:40PM

Lunch:Hosted Luncheon

Day 2 Concurrent Sessions (Group 7) 1:45PM-2:40PM

Forum E:Top ten (10) lessons learned for animal facility renovations, maintainability, reliability
Forum F:Next-level housing and infrastructure plans: Improving animal model translation, welfare, and operational efficiency

Meeting Adjourns 3:40PM

Meeting Adjourns