I hope everyone's new year is off to a great start! With the beginning of a new year also marks the beginning of planning for NCAB events. In 2019 we will be having the annual NCAB Seminar at Turf Valley on September 11th and 12th. We will require speakers for this event and would like to request anyone interested in the wonderful opportunity to share either your expertise or research interests with the NCAB audience of professionals. This event is always well attended and hope to pull in members from other branches not having their own seminars.
We are still working on the finalized tracks so anyone interested please email the following people on the Program Committee with your topic and a brief synopsis.
We all look forward to this year's Seminar and hope you can take advantage of a wonderful platform to educate NCAB's members!
Thank you for your support!
The NCAB Seminar Program Committee
Bryan Beltran, Jatinder Gulani, Carrie Benton
Please take a moment to weigh in on legislation to restrict non-human primate use in biomedical research. NABR created a useful information page about this legislation and a tool to write directly to your Congresspeople.
Tell Congress: Do NOT Restrict Future Primate Research!
Read the January 2019 LAS Pro Newsletter
The December 2019 NCAB Newsletter is now available. Please download and share with your colleagues!
Download the Winter Newsletter
The AALAS Foundation is sponsoring the 2018 Celebrate the Mouse Biomedical Research Video Essay Contest. Please help us spread the word!
Last year, there were no entries from AALAS member's children - help us change that this year!
Lab Products is proud to announce the winner of the Lab Products Animal Technician Award, Yannick BakIele from SoBran. Yannick was given the opportunity to go to the National AALAS Meeting this year in Baltimore, Maryland and his expenses were paid as the winner from District 3 by Lab Products.
The Lab Products Animal Technician Award program is designed to reward a deserving animal care technician from each of the 8 AALAS Districts and Canada with the opportunity to attend their first National AALAS Meeting.
Yannick's parents were on hand as he accepted the award.
Lab Products is an Institutional Member of NCAB AALAS.
Thursday, November 15, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
One Medimmune Way
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
More information: View the Event Flyer | Download the Agenda
Rockville Science Center presents Understanding Animal Behavior and Autism with Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science and autistic author.
September 7, 2018
Music Center at Strathmore
The Rockville Science Center presents Dr. Temple Grandin, renowned Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, who will share her insights on humane management and handling of animals as they interact with humans. Dr. Grandin is well known as a successful autistic individual who has written extensively on autism. She has capitalized on her ability to see in pictures to understand the sensory perceptions of different species and address their needs. Dr. Grandin will elaborate on her concept of sensory-based thinking that enables her to consult worldwide for diverse groups, including for children on the autism spectrum, research scientists, and pet trainers.
Learn more about Rockville Science Center
NCAB has purchased a boat to decorate for the Set Sail with Laboratory Animal Science contest. If you are interested in being the artist for our entry please contact Donna Goldsteen with you proposed design. The best design (as judged by the NCAB Council Chairs) will have the honors of doing the artwork. The completion of the boat should be done by October 1st, but no later than October 26th.
Would you like to meet new people and earn some continuing education credits at the 69th National AALAS Meeting? The Local Arrangements Committee is seeking people to staff the welcome booth. The typical time commitment is two hours; volunteers will hand out bags to registrants, welcome them to the meeting, and answer questions. You will earn 1 CE for each hour worked.
One of our primary responsibilities will be to help first-time attendees - first impressions of the NM can be just a bit overwhelming! Our role will be to help new attendees figure out how to interpret the program and navigate throughout the conference center, and even help with Baltimore-related questions if we can.
The Baltimore NM is always well attended - Saturday morning we will need a handful of folks to prep the bags, and Saturday afternoon, all day Sunday and Monday morning are likely to be busy, so we are recruiting more volunteers for those time slots.
Sign Up to Volunteer
Please make sure to include your full name, email address, and a phone number where you can be reached. If you have any questions, please contact Donna Tignor.