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D5 Program


Poster Presenters

Poster Set up:Northpointe Ballroom on

Wednesday, May 9th from 5pm-7pm, Thursday, May 10th from 7am-8am

Poster Presentations: Thursday, May 10th from 2pm-4pm

Poster Tear Down: TBD

Event Schedule

Wednesday, May 9

Golf Outing - Delaware Golf Club Tee Time 9 am (arrive at 8:40)

Columbus Zoo Event - 9-5 (Lunch/Animals 11:45)

Registration opens at 3 pm

Vendor Set-Up 5-6:30 pm

Welcome Reception 7-9pm

Thursday, May 10

Registration opens at 7am

Breakout Sessions 8-12pm

Refreshment Break 10:30-11am

Lunch 12-1pm

Poster Session 12:30-2pm 

Breakout Sessions 1-4pm

Dinner/Awards Banquet 715-930pm

Friday, May 11

Registration opens 7am

Breakout Sessions 8-12pm

Workshop-Nationwide Children's Hospital Tour-1pm

Meeting Adjourned 12pm


We will be hosting two fabulous workshops courtesy of Nationwide Children's Hospital:


Turn Your Wasteland into Wonderland!

Free to attend-Mark on Registration Form

Thursday, May 10 Afternoon

Are your storage rooms a mess? Are there expired drugs in your facility? Can your cage change process be better? Do you ever feel like a mouse on a wheel, running a lot and getting nowhere? If your answer is yes to any of these or similar questions, this is a workshop is for you! Brought to you by Process Improvement Specialists and staff from the Animal Resources Core (ARC) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, this is an interactive two-hour workshop to go from chaotic, murky, and disorganized to streamlined, efficient, and simplified.  You’ll learn how to identify things that are wasting your time and apply tools such as 5S, spaghetti diagrams, Kanban cards, and continuous flow to make your animal facility a wonderland!

Be Our Guest!

Guided Tour of the Animal Resources Core (ARC) at Nationwide Children’ Hospital

Free to attend-Mark on Registration Form

Friday, May 11 1:00PM


The staff of the ARC welcome you to our facilities! The 95,000 square feet of the ARC include large and small animal conventional and barrier housing, surgery suites, a cardiac catheterization lab, a small animal imaging facility, behavioral labs, and more!  Species housed include mice, rats, rhesus monkeys, chinchillas, sheep, goats, pigs and amphibians. Haven’t you always wanted to see how things are done in other facilities?  Here is your opportunity to spend 2 hours  and interact with ARC staff. Participants need to provide their own transportation from the District 5 meeting site. A light snack will be provided.  Tour limited to 24 guests. Reserve your spot today! 

Final Meeting Schedule

*This schedule is subject to change.

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