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May 8-23, 2012
Ames, Iowa USA

The Veterinary Biologics Training Program has been offered every year since 1996. Almost 1800, including more than 500 international attendees from 84 countries have attended the program. The course gives participants an overview of the scientific principles of vaccines and vaccination and of the USDA regulatory process for assuring the purity, safety, potency and efficacy of veterinary biologics.

This course is sponsored by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB).

Program Topics
Block 1. Basic Immunology and Principles of Vaccination, taught by James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM, an award winning instructor. The material offered in Block 1 of the Veterinary Biologics Program is also available through an online course. Individuals and groups can take this course at their own pace without travel expense and time away from the office. Click here to preview the online lectures and to register for the online course.

Block 2. Procedures for Ensuring Vaccine Safety and Efficacy reviews the requirements and processes for licensing/registration and testing of veterinary biological products and reviews the inspection and compliance process for production, release and post-marketing surveillance of veterinary biological products covered under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act. Information will be presented by regulatory officials from the USDA APHIS VS Center for Veterinary Biologics.

Block 3. Laboratory Testing Related to Biologics Evaluation reviews the principles and procedures for laboratory testing of biologics and diagnostic test kits. Information will be presented by regulatory officials from the USDA APHIS VS Center for Veterinary Biologics.
Note: Block 3 will be limited to 32 international government participants.

VBTP 2012 Itinerary

Lodging Options

Maps and Directions:
To/From the Des Moines International Airport
Ames Area

 

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