National Capitol Area Branch of the
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Annual Seminar

The 46th NCAB Seminar will be an in-person event set for September 13th & 14th held at Turf Valley Resort.

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Animal Resources Prep Workshop

Are you studying for the Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) Exam? Do you have questions, and don't know where to find the answers? Would you like a one-day review of the AR material? Are you interested in pursuing your CMAR certification, or are you in the process of attaining it now? You are in luck. The NCAB Seminar will have an AR module review workshop of the CMAR exam right before the seminar kicks off. This is your chance to jumpstart your studies, learn with others and have the chance to ask questions. Essentially, this is an opportunity to help you prepare to pass the Animal Resources module.

AR Exam Prep Workshop (Tue, 8:00) 

Beginner Suture Workshop

This course provides students with no or limited experience an introduction to the theories behind wound closure with sutures as well as practice learning basic knot tying and the simple interrupted and simple continuous suture patterns.

Beginner Suture Workshop (Thu, 8:30)   Event full!!

Due to popular demand, we have added a second beginner suture workshop to the schedule. Please use the link below to register.

Beginner Suture Workshop (Thu, 10:00) Event full!!

Advanced Suture Workshop

This course provides students who have some to more experience in suturing techniques an opportunity to learn the theory behind and gain practical experience performing some of the advanced suture patterns used by veterinary surgeons. Previous completion of the “Introduction to Basic Suturing Techniques” course is recommended.

Advanced Suture Workshop (Thu, 9:00)

SOP Workshop

This workshop explains the process for developing sound standard operating procedures (or SOPs) for your facility or research laboratory. The instructors will review what an SOP is and why they are important to our industry and daily operations. Topics that will be covered include formatting, content, writing tips, and management strategies designed to yield SOPs that improve the quality, efficiency, and reproducibility of animal studies. Attendees will participate in several group activities that demonstrate the utility of SOPs, how SOPs are developed, and what makes an SOP great.

SOP Writing Workshop (Wed, 1:00)

Paper & Pencil AALAS Exams at NCAB Seminar

We will be offering the AALAS Exams in pen and paper format. All exams – ALAT, LAT, LATG, AR, M1 and M2 - will be offered.

Applicants must apply to AALAS – stating they are taking a Pencil/Paper (PNP) exam at Turf Valley on Sep 14

Only persons holding a Test Authorization that is scheduled for this exam can attend. Please register below:

Paper & Pencil AALAS Exams (Thu, 1:00) 

Professional Development Center

Are you hoping to advance your career? Considering changing jobs and curious about the job market? Looking for new opportunities in laboratory animal science? Then visit the Professional Development Center at this year’s Seminar.

We are offering CV/Resume reviews!           

It never hurts to have a second set of eyes look at your CV or resume, especially when you are considering applying for a new position. If you are interested in having your CV or resume reviewed, and feedback provided, please register here and upload your resume during the registration.

*Must be registered to attend the NCAB Seminar

We are offering in-person mock interviews!

Interviewing is always stressful, but like most things, it becomes easier if you practice. If you are interested in taking part in a mock-interview in a safe, low-stress environment, sign-up here.                                                          

*Must be registered to attend the NCAB Seminar

Toastmaster’s International Testimonials and Information on Public Speaking

A presentation by Toastmaster's International covering the practice and impact of Public Speaking on developing leadership skills, advancing your career, and being a better mentor, presented by Toastmaster’s International. The presentation will be scheduled for Wednesday.

Toastmaster’s Story Telling Breakout Session

Story telling is a powerful tool that can be used to improve your resume and interview skills, develop your elevator pitch, communicate better with your team, and hone your cocktail party banter. Join us for a Toastmaster’s break-out group to learn more about the art and practice of Story Telling.

Register to attend this free Breakout Session. Limited to 20 seats.

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