National Research Council – ILAR Roundtable: Performance Standards in the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals

 April 20-21, 2015

As anyone involved with care and use of research animals knows, designing and managing an effective program is a size-fits-all exercise.  Applying care and use guidelines requires interpretation, professional input, sound judgment, and a team approach, all of which are importance features of performance standards. The National Research Council’s ILAR Roundtable invites you to join this free workshop where experts from around the world will discuss established performance standards and how they might be improved to conform with today’s experimental environment.  We encourage you to take a brief survey to let us know what you’d like to learn at the workshop and to register today, as space is limited.


AALAS District 5 Meeting

May 13th – 15th, 2015

Location: Detroit, MI
Hotel: Greektown Casino & Hotel

Pat Furlong is the Founding President and CEO of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the United States solely focused on Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Their mission is to end Duchenne. They accelerate research, raise their voices in Washington, demand optimal care for all young men, and educate the global community.Duchenne is the most common fatal, genetic childhood disorder, which affects approximately 1 out of every 3,500 boys each year worldwide. It currently has no cure.

When doctors diagnosed her two sons, Christopher and Patrick, with Duchenne in 1984, Pat didn’t accept “there’s no hope and little help” as an answer. Pat immersed herself in Duchenne, working to understand the pathology of the disorder, the extent of research investment and the mechanisms for optimal care. Her sons lost their battle with Duchenne in their teenage years, but she continues to fight—in their honor and for all families affected by Duchenne.

In 1994, Pat, together with other parents of young men with Duchenne, founded PPMD to change the course of Duchenne and, ultimately, to find a cure. Today, Pat continues to lead the organization and is considered one of the foremost authorities on Duchenne in the world


CALAS/ACSAL 54th Annual Symposium & ICLAS General Assembly

May 30 – June 2, 2015

The 54th Annual Symposium will be held in Montréal, Quebec and will host the ICLAS General Assembly.   CALAM/ACMAL will host a featured scientific talk, workshop and member lunch during the Symposium.

The Symposium takes place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montréal Convention Centre).  Discount accommodations are available at 3 nearby hotels.  Visit the Symposium Website  for details and/or sign up for email updates.

Registration is now open!  Click here to learn more.


Canadian Veterinary Medical Association Convention

July 7 to 10, 2016

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) is looking for speakers from across Canada, the United States and abroad to be part of our 2016 Convention held in Niagara Falls, Ontario from July 7 to 10, 2016.  Click Here to learn more.



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.