• 31 Dec 2018 7:23 AM | Anonymous member

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

    Download the Winter Newsletter

  • 5 Dec 2018 3:25 PM | Anonymous member

    The AALAS Foundation is sponsoring the 2018 Celebrate the Mouse Biomedical Research Video Essay Contest. Please help us spread the word!

    • The contest opens on September 1st and accepts entries from 5th-12th grade students. 
    • To enter, students must create and submit a 5 minute (max) video essay  describing how they, a family member, friend, or pet have benefited from biomedical research with a mouse.
    • There are several prizes available. 1st place winners will receive prizes including $500.00 for themselves and $500.00 for their school. 
    • There is no fee to enter, but the deadline for entries is January 31, 2019.
    Learn More at Download a Flyer to Share

    Last year, there were no entries from AALAS member's children - help us change that this year!

  • 19 Nov 2018 7:58 PM | Anonymous member

    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.

  • 13 Oct 2018 9:03 PM | Anonymous member

    Thursday, November 15, 2019
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

    One Medimmune Way
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Come and hear from local leaders in in vivo imaging sciences and discover the exciting imaging technology being developed locally at the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Imaging Symposium. Imaging technologies being discussed include PETCT, IVM, Optical, MRI, and Ultrasound. There is no registration fee for this event.

    More information:  View the Event Flyer | Download the Agenda 


  • 28 Aug 2018 7:15 PM | Anonymous member

    Rockville Science Center presents Understanding Animal Behavior and Autism with Dr. Temple Grandin, professor of animal science and autistic author.

    September 7, 2018
    7:30-9:00 pm
    Music Center at Strathmore
    Rockville, MD

    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.

    Purchase Tickets Download a Flyer to Share

    Learn more about Rockville Science Center

  • 1 Aug 2018 8:45 PM | Anonymous member

    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.

  • 24 Jul 2018 8:39 PM | Anonymous member

    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.

  • 15 Jul 2018 2:42 PM | Anonymous member

    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 ( by August 3, 2018:

    • a biography
    • a statement of interest detailing your/their background, experience within NCAB, qualifications and why you/they are the best candidate for the job
    • a high – resolution photograph (jpg)


    1. Terms of Office: The President-elect serves for a three year obligation: President-Elect, President and Immediate Past-President. Each term is one year.
    2. The President-Elect shall assume the office of the President at the expiration of the latter's term or upon the President's resignation or inability to continue to serve as determined by the Council. It shall be the President-Elect's duty to preside at all general and scientific meetings of the Branch and meetings of the Council in the absence of the President and to appoint the Seminar Chairperson for the Seminar to be held during his/her presidential administration. The President-Elect will review and revise the Constitution and/or By-Laws as necessary.
    3. The President shall preside at general and scientific meetings of the Branch, and at meetings of the Council. The President shall convene the Council at least twice each year, and as often as the business of the Branch may require its action. He/she shall appoint the Chairperson of each standing committee. The President shall be an ex officio member of all committees and shall be the principal Branch officer to which all committees shall be responsible.


    1. Terms of Office: The Treasurer shall be elected for a three-year term, first year is a year in training with the existing treasurer and the final two with full treasurer duties. They shall be eligible for no more than two consecutive terms.
    2. The term of office shall be for three years. The Treasurer shall be responsible for all financial matters of the Branch and be bonded during their term of office as deemed necessary by vote of council. A licensed accounting firm will manage the receipt of monies and payment of bills. The Treasurer shall report to the Council at each meeting thereof a statement of the current income, expenses and balance, and the January meeting report to the Branch the balance sheet of funds and income for the year.

    All nominees must be active NCAB members -- have you renewed your Membership for 2018? Please visit the Membership section to renew today!

  • 7 May 2018 5:41 PM | Anonymous member

    The Spring 2018 NCAB Newsletter is now available.

    Read the Newsletter
  • 20 Apr 2018 10:26 PM | Anonymous member

    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.

References to any persons, organizations, activities, products, services, websites, etc., do not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favor of NCAB/AALAS or Council members acting on its behalf.

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