Education

Education

CALAS/ACSAL ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM, OTTAWA, ONTARIO – JUNE 14-17, 2014

The theme for this 4 day Symposium is “Capitalizing on our Successes:  Living Longer, Living Better”.  A wide variety of Scientific talks, workshops, networking events and exhibition hall will allow you to expand your knowledge and your network.  Click here for more details

CALAM/ACMAL is pleased to sponsor the following events during the Symposium:
Sunday, June 15

 13:00 – 15:00 - CALAM/ACMAL Annual General Meeting

Monday, June 16

12:00 – 14:0 - CALAM/ACMAL Lunch with Guest Speaker, Michelle Lem

14:00 – 17:00 - Use of Positive Reinforcement Training to Enhance Research Animal Care and Use

Guest Speakers: Dr. Lee Niel – University of Guelph, Guelph, ON & Dr. Steven Schapiro – University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Bastrop, TX

CCAC NATIONAL WORKSHOP – JUNE 13, 2014, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

A dynamic day of important and engaging discussions, carefully designed for each and everyone involved in the ethical use and care of animals for scientific purposes!  This full day workshop offers tailored sessions for all ACC members and animal health professionals, allowing for the exchange of information on best practices, challenges faced by CCAC-certified institutions and the sharing of solutions.

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You can register for one or both events through one easy online registration system:

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CALAM/CALAS RESEARCH FUNDING COMPETITION 2014

Request for Proposals: Refinement of Use of Anesthesia or Analgesia in Laboratory Animals

The Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Medicine (CALAM/ACMAL) and the Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Science (CALAS/ACSAL) share the aim of reducing or eliminating unnecessary pain and/or distress in laboratory animals used in research, and testing. To further the knowledge of how anesthesia and analgesia use in laboratory animals can be refined, CALAM/ACMAL and CALAS/ACSAL have jointly established a research funding competition. To this end, CALAM/ACMAL and CALAS/ACSAL are providing financial support for up to three analgesia or anesthesia-related research projects ranging from $3000-5000 per project. This request for proposals is only open to current CALAM/ACMAL and/or CALAS/ACSAL members. Pending funding availability, this competition will occur annually for three years, this is the second year of the competition.

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ACLAM

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) advances the humane care and responsible use of laboratory animals through certification of veterinary specialists, professional development, education and research. ACLAM also coordinates a mentoring program for veterinary students and veterinarians interested in entering the laboratory animal field, for laboratory animal practitioners interested in becoming board-certified, and for established lab animal practitioners who seek further career development.