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NASEM Seeking Nominations for Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Council
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking nominations for members of the ILAR Council, which oversees and guides National Academies' activities related to the scientific, technological, and ethical use of animals in research-including non-animal alternatives.

ILAR activities include:

  • consensus studies that provide authoritative advice to federal government, international research community, and the public;
  • the Roundtable on Science and Welfare in Laboratory Animal Use and other convening activities that foster communication and problem solving among the many constituencies with interests in the use of animals in research;
  • international activities related to animal research and welfare;
  • international activities related to One Health and conservation; and
  • the ILAR Journal.

  • NASEM states that it is seeking nominations of exceptional individuals with expertise/experience in the following areas of animal research and welfare: veterinary science and medicine, laboratory animal science and welfare, toxicology, neuroscience, infectious diseases, animal behavior, the ethical use of animals in research, One Health and One Health-related fields, zoonotic diseases, and conservation and wildlife/wildlife diseases, among others.

    To make a nomination, enter the requested information on this form. Nominations are requested no later than Friday, September 28th. (Please feel free to forward to interested parties).

    JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES MEETINGS: Advisory Committees on the Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence; Hearings on Proposed Amendments to the Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules
    The Judicial Conference's Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Evidence Rules have proposed amendments to the following rules: Appellate Rules 35, 40; Bankruptcy Rules 2002, 2004, 8012; Civil Rule 30; Evidence Rule 404. The text of the proposed rules and the accompanying committee notes are posted on the Judiciary's website.

    All written comments and suggestions with respect to the proposed amendments may be submitted on or after the opening of the period for public comment on August 15, 2018, but no later than February 15, 2019. Written comments must be submitted electronically, following the instructions provided on the website. All comments submitted will be posted on the website and available to the public.

    Public hearings are scheduled on the proposed amendments as follows: o Appellate Rules in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2018, and in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 4, 2019;

    o Bankruptcy Rules in Washington, DC, on January 10, 2019, and in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 26, 2019;

    o Civil Rules in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 4, 2019, and in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2019; and

    o Evidence Rules in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 4, 2019, and in Washington, DC, on January 18, 2019.

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