The December 2019 NCAB Newsletter is now available. Please download and share with your colleagues!
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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.
The Nominations Committee is currently accepting nominations for President-elect and Treasurer-elect for 2019. If interested, or you know someone who would be perfect for one of these roles, please provide the following to Dr. LaTesa Hughes (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 3, 2018:
All nominees must be active NCAB members -- have you renewed your Membership for 2018? Please visit the Membership section to renew today!
The Spring 2018 NCAB Newsletter is now available.
This spring, Charles River will be hosting biomethodology workshops for people working with mice and rats on their research projects. When working with animal models, proper handling, restraint, injection, and blood collection techniques are important steps in reducing animal stress and providing consistent data to support a research study.
These biomethodology classes will teach basic handling and restraint and include various injection and gavage techniques. The advanced program will include the most common blood collection techniques and takes place shortly after the basic class that same day. Please follow the links below to our website for the dates, times, and locations of the upcoming labs.