• 28 Oct 2019 5:49 PM | Anonymous member

    The Power of Risk Assessment:
    Laboratory Safety and Security for Clinical, Public Health, Research and Animal Care

    February 29 - March 4, 2020
    Westin Perimeter North Hotel - Atlanta, GA

    Learn MoreDownload Brochure 

    Register for the Symposium

    Presented By: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Eagleson Institute and the American Biological Safety Association (ABSA International).

    Cosponsored By: American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL), American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners (ASLAP), the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

  • 25 Oct 2019 7:19 PM | Anonymous member

    Registration is now open for the second BWM Imaging Symposium at AstraZeneca in Gaithersburg (formerly Medimmune/AZ) on November 14th!

    Don’t miss your chance to hear from and meet with imaging experts, researchers and professionals from the Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, National Institutes of Health, Janelia (HHMI), AstraZeneca (formerly Medimmune), and many local biotech companies.

    Learn about how these institutions are applying the latest imaging technologies in Immuno-Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neurology, Comparative Medicine, Clinical Studies and more.

    Register at EventBrite

    Poster Session

    Please email Norman Peterson if you or someone on your team would be willing to present a poster. Anything from 2018/2019 is acceptable and appreciated.

    Get the Word Out!

    If you are reading, you are also part of our marketing team, so please, help spread the word! The agenda and a flier are below.

    If you have any questions please feel free to email Norman Peterson.

  • 20 Aug 2019 8:56 PM | Anonymous member

    On behalf of the AALAS Foundation:

    It's time for the AALAS Foundation's annual t-shirt awareness campaignWe'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!

  • 3 Aug 2019 3:15 PM | Anonymous member

    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:

    1. In the Exam Format section of your test application,
      • Check the Pencil-and paper box in the Exam Format section
      • Enter 2019 NCAB Seminar on Thursday, September 12 
    2. Submit the application form to

    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.

  • 1 Jul 2019 5:16 AM | Anonymous member

    Join the District 3 NCAB Team and virtually run for research awareness!

    Support Animal Heroes!

    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

    Download a Flyer to Post

  • 16 Jun 2019 10:38 AM | Anonymous member

    2019 Denver, Colorado - AALAS Foundation “Snowboard Freestyle Throwdown” Contest

    Learn more at

    Register for the Contest

    Silent Auction Branch Challenge

    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 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 We will post it to our Facebook page and generate some excitement for every item donated!

    Thanks for your support of the AALAS Foundation!

  • 5 Jun 2019 3:10 PM | Anonymous member

    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:

    Submit Your Abstract  Learn More About Posters

  • 15 May 2019 8:55 PM | Anonymous member


    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).

    • Allow a deserving animal care worker from each of the 8 AALAS Districts and Canada to attend a National AALAS Meeting for the first time.
    • Recognize the recipient at a special social function during the 2019 Denver, CO AALAS Meeting for formal presentation of the Award.
    • Encourage the recipient to speak at a Branch Meeting on their experiences at AALAS, thereby allowing them to gain experience in public speaking and to promote the AALAS experience to other technicians.
    • The recipient will serve as a member of the Award Selection Committee for the next year. This will allow them the experience and involvement in a decision making process that will affect their peers.
    Award Selection Criteria
    • Nominee must have a minimum of 1 years work experience in a laboratory animal facility. 
    • Nominee must be a working supervisor, animal care worker or animal health technician. (Managers, Assistant Directors, etc. are not eligible). 
    • The nominee must be someone that actually performs hands on animal care work or works in the cage wash area.
    • The nominee must be someone that would not be eligible for travel funds (from the University, Institution or Company) to attend a National AALAS meeting. 
    • This award is intended to provide deserving animal care technicians with the opportunity to attend their first National AALAS Meeting. Therefore, only nominees that have never attended a National AALAS Meeting will be eligible.
    Award Selection Committee:

    The 2018 Award recipients will form the Award Selection Committee for selection of the 2019 Award Recipients.

    Nomination Process:
    • Nominations should be submitted by letter, detailing the Technicians' work history, accomplishments, community involvement, and describing how this travel award will benefit the technician and their facility. AALAS/CALAS Branch membership, and involvement in branch AALAS/CALAS activities, will be considered in the award selection.
    • Supporting letters are encouraged and will be considered, but are not required.
    • Send nominations to:
    Attn: Awards Selection Committee
    Lab Products, Inc.
    P.O. Box 639,
    Seaford, DE 19973

    Ph. 800-526-0469
    Fax 302-628-4309

    Award recipients will be notified by August 2, 2019.


  • 30 Apr 2019 8:25 PM | Anonymous member

    The Spring 2019 NCAB Newsletter is now available. Please download and share with your colleagues!

    Get the Newsletter

  • 27 Apr 2019 9:14 AM | Anonymous member

    curiousSCIENCEwriters ( 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.

    Learn More and Apply

    Curious Science Writers 2019 Summer Program Description


    • With guidance from professional communications mentors, students will research, write, edit, design and promote original bioscience stories for the public. 
    • Training includes learning the fundamentals of interviewing a scientist, analysis of exemplary science writing, skill building and practice in the entire process of story development. 
    • Participants will also learn how to find credible expert sources, apply biomedical ethics considerations, communicate risk, interpret statistics and more. 
    • Stories are then shared through a variety of outlets including the cSw website and Facebook page 

    COST: $450 – full and partial scholarships may be available.

    Key Dates

    • Application Period: Open until June 1, 2019
    • Boot Camp: July 22 – 26, 2019. Daily program from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), Bethesda, MD. Lunch and snacks provided. 
    • Story Development: July 26 – August 26, 2019: *Working with a professional communications mentor, each writer will produce a carefully researched, clear and compelling biomedical science story for a general audience. These interactions will take place online (via email, Skype) or by telephone. 

    Candidates will be notified of acceptance within two weeks of the receipt of completed applications.

    More Information

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