National Meeting Housing Opens Next Week!
Election 2016 Results Announced

Please congratulate the winners in the 2016 AALAS National Election.  All terms commence November 4, 2016 at the close of the 2016 National Meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina.
 
Vice President-Elect.................... Ms. Morag Mackay, RLATG  
At-Large Trustee......................... Dr. Sonja T. Chou, DACLAM  
At-Large Alternate Trustee.......... Dr. Richard B. Huneke, DACLAM  
District 5 Trustee........................ Dr. Gregory P. Boivin, DACLAM  
District 6 Trustee........................ Ms. Marilyn M. Watson, RLATG  
District 7 Alternate Trustee.......... Mr. Christopher T. Southern, CMAR, RLATG  
District 8 Trustee........................ Ms. Amber Carte, CMAR, RLATG  
District 8 Alternate Trustee.......... Mr. Roy E. Hoglund, RLATG
Plan Now for ILAM 2017

The  Institute for Laboratory Animal Management (ILAM) is an AALAS educational program developed to provide instruction in management concepts that is applicable to the laboratory animal science industry and to enhance communication, team building, and networking among colleagues with mutual interests. 

Scholarships are available to attend this  dynamic program. Learn more about the  Ancare Scholarship and the  LAMA Scholarship. The scholarship application deadline is September 1, 2016 for the May 2017 class. Invest in yourself. Attend ILAM!

Action Needed: Support GSA Effort by July 14

The Genetics Society of America (GSA) is asking for signatures of support to encourage NIH leadership to reconsider their plan to create a single Model Organism Database (MOD) from the Mouse Genome Database (MGD) and the existing MOD.  While integration will increase accessibility of the functional data that each community has collected, the current plan with its reduced funding (30% cut) will have a severe impact on the ability of MGD to maintain mouse-specific datasets. To learn more and sign the petition click, here. Action is needed before July 14 as the letter will be presented to NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, during The Allied Genetics Conference.
Be a Part of LAS Pro

LAS Pro is accepting content for the December 2016 issue. Read about the submission process, here. The deadline for submissions is October 10, 2016. We are also looking for contributions to the Pet Talk, People & Places, and PRO-files in LAS columns. Email us at laspro@aalas.org to learn more! If you are going to be in Charlotte at the AALAS National Meeting, consider attending our LASPro Article Writing Boot Camp (W-15). This free workshop will help you on your journey to publication. Learn more, here.
August Webinar Tackles Mouse Euthanasia

Plans to attend the Tuesday, August 23 webinar, " Mouse Euthanasia: A Critical Review of Current Practice," from 12:00-1:30 p.m. CT. Mouse euthanasia with carbon dioxide remains a hot topic and generated much discussion recently on Compmed. Do the data support the euthanasia guidelines for administering CO2? What rate of administration is most humane? What about other common methods for euthanasia of mice - are these more humane? Better for research purposes? Dr. Greg Boivin, DVM, MS, MBA, DACLAM, will sum up the research he and others have conducted in this area, focusing mainly on CO2 euthanasia and comparing it to other common methods. Attendees will get a good grasp of the issues and an understanding of the questions which remain to be answered. 
Queen City Countdown

It's not too early to start planning for Charlotte! 
  • Register by August 1 for the best price.
  • Be sure to attend the Opening General Session and hear keynote speaker, Rebecca Skloot, best-selling author of "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."
  • Read the 2016 Preliminary Program.
  • Get ready for the AALAS Foundation 100 All Star Race! Deadline to enter is September 5.
  • Donate to the Silent and Live Auction. Complete the pledge form or email your pledge. Donate by August 31 for recognition in the Final Program.
  • We need 50 attendees to be AALAS Foundation AREA program volunteers! Learn more, here.
  • The AALAS Foundation AREA program needs exhibitor support. Sign up to participate, here.
  • Check out the Special Events planned, including the Leadership Academy.
  • Housing will open July 11. Review your options here. Book the block!
  • Need transportation info? Here's some help!
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