Final Reminders: Abstracts Due June 1 for Kansas City
 
The abstract submission deadline is June 1. All submissions must be made on Abstract Central. Returning users to the site will use the same login information as in previous years. Here are a few helpful links to walk you through the process.
  • Access info on how to prepare your abstract.
  • Visit the AALAS Abstract Archive for examples of previously accepted abstracts.
  • Unsure if you can attend in person? Go ahead and submit. There will be both onsite and virtual presentations for the 2021 meeting.
  • Remember, some abstracts/posters make great Tech Tips for LAS Pro. Learn how to submit to your magazine, here.
  • Review the Ask Me Anything discussion on ACE for answers to common questions about abstract submission.
Calling All Residents
 
The Committee for Laboratory Animal Training and Research (CLATR) sponsors a resident platform session at the National Meeting. If you are a lab animal resident and plan on attending the Kansas City meeting, please consider submitting a platform session abstract for consideration. Be sure to choose the "laboratory investigations" category and affirmatively answer the question about resident status. New this year is a competition where the best presentation presenter will be recognized and awarded a prize. For information on submitting an abstract, view the call for abstracts. Complete your submission here
AALAS Foundation National Meeting Events
 
Swing into Science
Do you want to be part of an exciting and creatively challenging contest that is sure to be loads of fun and will also benefit the AALAS Foundation? The monkey has played an important role in COVID-19 research – that’s why, this year, the AALAS Foundation has designed a “Swing Into Science” contest and we are challenging contestants to paint/decorate a wooden 10” monkey– the official wooden monkey and display stand will be shipped to contestants upon registration and payment of entry fee. Learn more here.

Silent and Live Auction
It is time to donate to the AALAS Foundation's annual auction. The Silent and Live Auction supports the AALAS Foundation’s efforts to educate the public about the essential role of animals in research and education. To donate, click here.
Support the Technician Fun Fair
 
Exhibiting companies are invited to participate in the 2021 AALAS Technician Fun Fair from Monday, October 18-Friday, October 22. Participation options include submitting questions for the exam and donating prizes for the winners. The exam will be a virtual exam which means virtual exhibitors can also participate. For more details and to sign up, download, and complete the Tech Fun Fair form.
AALAS News and Updates
 
Here is the latest news from AALAS. Stay current on the latest opportunities provided by your association.

Demo Day Videos: Selected videos from April's Demo Day event are now available to view.

ACE and Ask Me Anything: View the recent AMA on abstract submission. Upcoming AMA topics to be announced soon.

The Pulse: Read the most recent AALAS Learning Library newsletter.