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May 13-23, 2014
Ames, Iowa USA

The Veterinary Biologics Training Program has been offered every year since 1996. Almost 2100 individuals, including more than 600 attendees from 89 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) and the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine.

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, taught by regulatory officials from the USDA APHIS VS Center for Veterinary Biologics. This block covers 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.

Meeting Information

2014 Itinerary

Immunology Web Course

Available online
Same material as covered in Block 1
RACE approved up to 17 credits
Self-paced learning
No travel time or travel expense

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