Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine/

L’association canadienne de la médecine des animaux de laboratoire


The Annual CALAS/ACSAL Symposium is taking place May 6-9, 2023, in Montréal, Quebec at the Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. The Symposium is a unique 2-day event, 2 dedicated days of programming with networking and social events, a Trade Show consisting of 50+ exhibit booths, dedicated Trainers’ Lunch, 2 Keynote presentations from highly sought-after speakers, over 30 concurrent sessions and optional 2 full days of pre-symposium hands-on workshops. The Symposium regularly attracts 300 - 500 participants from across Canada and internationally.

The theme for the Annual Symposium is “Over 6 Decades Making a Difference”, and encompasses the following areas:

 Making a Difference in Communication: Human-animal relationships, views and perceptions of research with animals

  • Making a Difference in 3Rs: History, successes, past and future of the 3Rs concept
  • Making a Difference in Animal's Environments: Technical presentations on direct and indirect influences of the environment on research and animals
  • Making a Difference in Global challenges: New methodologies, innovative techniques and welfare programs
  • Making a Difference in Aquatic Species: Animal care, health and welfare presentations

CALAM/ACMAL will once again be hosting our annual AGM and Luncheon at Symposium on May 8, 2023. We will also have our CALAM stream on Monday afternoon!

Included with your Full Symposium Registration

  • 10 CE credits 
  • Meals 
  • Access to vendors on the Trade Show Floor and view the Poster Boards
  • Attend the Opening Reception, Symposium Closing Party with Awards Presentation to celebrate award recipients and network with colleagues 

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