On behalf of the AALAS Foundation:
It's time for the AALAS Foundation's annual t-shirt awareness campaign! We're super excited to announce that - due to popular demand - our "Share in My Passion to Care" t-shirts are back with a fresh new look!
Order a shirt and help us spread awareness about the compassionate professionals working in laboratory animal science! There are a variety of shirt styles available - including a few with fabric made from recycled plastic bottles! All funds raised from the sale of the shirts will benefit the AALAS Foundation.
Order Your T-Shirt Now!
The deadline to place your order is September 9, 2019. Don't delay - the shirts will not be available for purchase after the September 9th deadline!
Did you know you can take the Pencil-and-Paper format ALAT, LAT, LATG, and AR test at the NCAB Seminar? You can, but submit your exam application soon!
NCAB is offering proctored Pencil-and-Paper tests at the Seminar on Thursday, September 12, 10:00 AM.
To take your test at the NCAB Seminar:
If you'd like to take your test at the seminar, submit you application soon so it can be approved by AALAS prior in time to sit for the exam.
Join the District 3 NCAB Team and virtually run for research awareness!
Learn More and Donate
The race is on!
District 3 is participating in the 2019 Run for Research Awareness which enables the National Animal Interest Alliance (NAIA) to continue growing the Homes for Animal Heroes program.
Any donation is welcome and earns you a race bib!
A donation of $25 earns you a race metal!
For more information and to donate visit our team’s website at https://www.classy.org/team/238026.
Download a Flyer to Post
Learn more at https://www.aalas.org/national-meeting/meeting-features/foundation-snowboard-contest
Register for the Contest
The AALAS Foundation is offering the Branch Auction Donation Challenge drawing again this year! Branches will receive one entry into the drawing for each auction item donations made to the AALAS Foundation’s 2019 Silent & Live Auction. The drawing will be held at the end of the 2019 Live Auction, on October 16, at the National Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The winning branch will receive a $50 Amazon gift card.
Make Your Branch's Auction Donation Pledge
Be sure to select "I am donating on behalf of my branch" on the form.
Any questions or comments you have about this can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll make sure you get an answer in a timely manner. If you already have your item, please take a photo and send it to email@example.com. We will post it to our Facebook page and generate some excitement for every item donated!
Thanks for your support of the AALAS Foundation!
The NCAB Seminar Poster Committee is accepting abstracts for posters! Share your research and ideas with the laboratory animal science community and compete for a chance to win cash prizes. The deadline for abstract submissions is July 1, 2019.
Cash prizes and ribbons are up for grabs and presenting authors have Wednesday's registration fee waived. Awards will be presented Wednesday afternoon. Categories include: Technical / Clinical, Scientific / Laboratory Investigation, and Husbandry/ Management.
To submit your abstract, please complete the Abstract Form and send by email to the NCAB Seminar Poster Committee.
NCAB follows National AALAS guidelines for abstracts. For abstract guidelines and recommendations visit the AALAS website here: https://www.aalas.org/national-meeting/submission/abstracts
Submit Your Abstract Learn More About Posters
NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 21, 2019
A laboratory animals best friend is a caring Animal Technician
Lab Products, Inc. is pleased to announce the 16th Annual Lab Products Animal Technician Award Program. This 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. The award is limited to animal care personnel, with at least one year of laboratory animal care experience, that have never attended a National AALAS Meeting. Recipients of the Lab Products Animal Technician Award will each receive an award recognition plaque; airfare, hotel and registration for the National AALAS Meeting; one year membership to National AALAS and $350 to cover incidentals while attending the AALAS Meeting. For more information write Lab Products, Inc., P.O. Box 639, Seaford, DE 19973.
Award Benefits: (participation, recognition, public speaking, and decision making).
The 2018 Award recipients will form the Award Selection Committee for selection of the 2019 Award Recipients.
Award recipients will be notified by August 2, 2019.
NOMINATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JUNE 21, 2019
The Spring 2019 NCAB Newsletter is now available. Please download and share with your colleagues!
curiousSCIENCEwriters (https://curioussciencewriters.org) is an innovative steAm initiative that trains high school communicators to bring complex science to the general public through the collaborative effort of writers, editors, artists and social media coordinators.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Summer Program which includes a week-long boot camp in the DC/MD area for students currently in grades 10/11 followed by a month of writing under the guidance of a professional science communications mentor. https://curioussciencewriters.org/2019-program/
Learn More and Apply
COST: $450 – full and partial scholarships may be available.
Candidates will be notified of acceptance within two weeks of the receipt of completed applications.
On behalf of Melissa Hostrander, DVB AALAS Lab Animal Seminar Day Chair:
Join your colleagues for a day filled with great speakers, vendor interaction and networking! The seminar will have something for everyone; focusing on technicians, management and regulatory areas. Visit www.dvbaalas.org/dvb-lab-animal-seminar.html for attendee registration !
Learn More at DVB AALAS
For those looking for a sponsorship opportunity? There are various ways to get involved, don’t delay. If you would like to be a sponsor for the event, please visit https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eg5jwk5yde76f6c9&oseq=&c=&ch=
Looking to avoid driving the morning of the seminar? There are hotel blocks reserved. Book your hotel room before May 20th ! Information for securing your room can be found at www.dvbaalas.org/dvb-lab-animal-seminar.html
The wonderful day takes place at the Valley Forge Casino, King of Prussia, PA and is easily accessible via car or train.
Read the latest AALAS news in the April LAS Pro Newsletter. The 2019 AALAS Election candidate slate is announced. Please review voting information for the June election. LAS Pro is also surveying readers. Complete the survey and help your association's magazine grow. Reserve your spots in the upcoming April, May, and June webinars. More news and updates included, be sure to check it out. And, remember to follow AALAS on Instagram!
Read the April 2019 AALAS Pro Newsletter