Ames, IA - The Veterinary Biologics Training Program will be held May 14-24; a limited number of seats remain for this annual course for professionals inveterinary biologics.

To register for one of these openings, please visit the website

Program Topics

Block 1: Basic Veterinary Immunology and Principles of Vaccination, May 14-17, 2013
James A. Roth, DVM, PhD, DACVM, an award winning instructor, teaches this course which serves as an introduction or refresher in the mechanisms of resistance to infectious diseases and vaccination.

Block 2: Procedures for Ensuring Vaccine Safety and Efficacy, May 20-24, 2013
Regulatory officials from the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services Center for Veterinary Biologics discuss the requirements and processes for licensing/registration and testing of veterinary biological products. Officials also review the inspection and compliance process for production, release and post-marketing surveillance of veterinary biological products covered under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act.

The course is co-sponsored by the Institute for International Cooperation in Animal Biologics (IICAB); the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's (APHIS) Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB); and the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine. Participants can register on a daily basis, by block, or for the entire program.

Block 1 is also available as 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.