Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act


National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland

This workshop is for principal investigators, members of IACUCs, information providers, administrators of animal use programs, and veterinarians.

The objectives of the workshop are to provide:

  • An overview of the AWA and its information requirements;
  • A review of the 3Rs alternatives concept;
  • A comprehensive introduction to NAL, AWIC and other organizations; Instruction on the use of existing information databases/networks; and
  • On-line database searching experience.

72nd Annual AALAS National Meeting


Kansas City, Missouri

Each fall since 1950, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) has held its annual National Meeting. During the five days of the meeting, members and nonmembers come together to enjoy the workshops, lectures, poster sessions, and exhibits. The program is designed to have topics relevant to the entire membership. Exhibitors have an opportunity to interact with AALAS members from the academic community, research institutions, government organizations, and commercial companies. The AALAS National Meeting is the largest gathering in the world of professionals concerned with the production, care, and use of laboratory animals.

Virtual Animal Tribute Ceremony



The 2021 Virtual Animal Tribute Ceremony is scheduled on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at 2:45PM. Please save the date! More details will follow.

SCAW Annual Winter Conference


San Antonio, Texas

SCAW two-day conferences provide key findings and advances in research animal welfare, explore policy and management issues related to IACUCs and develop awareness of humane care and use of agricultural animals in research. Attendance at these conferences is limited to experienced IACUC members and administrators, principal investigators, attending veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff.

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