Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Medicine/

L’association canadienne de la médecine des animaux de laboratoire

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  • Thursday, May 03, 2018 9:02 AM | Anonymous

    Please see below a link for a survey on fish species used for research, their euthanasia and their health monitoring. 

    https://goo.gl/forms/RrDHtuV3onxpV9Ei1

    The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete and it will close on 31st May 2018.

    FELASA, the Federation of European Laboratory Animal Science Association has set up two working groups on laboratory fish. One group focuses on the humane killing of lab fish (excluding the slaughter of fish used for human consumption). The other group focuses on the health monitoring of fish, in association with AALAS, The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. The first objective of the survey is to have a census of fish species used for research. The survey will also help the working groups assess current practice.


  • Thursday, May 03, 2018 9:01 AM | Anonymous

    Dear Colleagues,

    EURL ECVAM has launched a survey to assess stakeholders' opinions on the scientific and technical issues that influence end-user confidence and uptake of complex in vitro models (e.g. 3D cell cultures, organ-on-chip, microphysiological systems).

    The survey can be accessed here: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/VCIVM2017

    The deadline for completing the survey is Thursday 31st May 2018.

    We would be grateful if you could distribute this survey within the user community and any relevant organisations/networks.

    Your and your colleagues' opinions are highly appreciated.

    European Commission
    DG Environment
    Unit Sustainable
    Chemicals
    http://www.ec.europa.eu/animals-in-science

     


  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Registration Now Open!

    Please click here to register - don't miss out on early-bird rates until April 6th!

    The 57th Annual Symposium will be held in Québec City, QC from May 5-8, 2018 at the Hilton Québec and Québec City Convention Centre. Plan to attend for:

    • a chance to network with LAS professionals from across the country
    • small class size workshops
    • talking posters
    • vendor technical presentations
    • posters
    • scientific talks
    • exhibit hall
    • a variety of social events

    It is the perfect education and networking opportunity for all those involved in animal-based science.

    http://calas-acsal.org/Apps/Pages/calas-symposium



  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:45 AM | Anonymous

    The AAALAC International Fellowship Award is presented by AAALAC International through grants from Priority One Services, Inc. and Datesand Group Ltd. in cooperation with AALAS, IAT, the Medical Research Council, and the National Institutes of Health.

    The AAALAC International Fellowship recognizes two outstanding individuals -- one IAT Registered (RAnTech) and one AALAS Registered (RALAT, RLAT, RLATG, CMAR) located anywhere in the world -- who have made (or have the potential to make) significant contributions to the field of laboratory animal care and use. 

    The IAT Registered winner receives: a week-long guest visit to prestigious biomedical research facilities in the U.S. this autumn, plus complimentary attendance at the National AALAS Meeting, the U.S.'s largest laboratory animal science and technology meeting. All registration, travel, lodging, meals, and out-of-pocket expenses are covered (receipts are required). 

    The AALAS registered winner receives: a week-long guest visit to prestigious biomedical research facilities in the U.K. next spring, plus complimentary attendance at the IAT Congress, the U.K.'s largest laboratory animal science and technology meeting. All registration, travel, lodging, meals, and out-of-pocket expenses are covered (receipts are required).

    Click here for information on applying for the next round of AAALAC Fellowships...

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2018 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    The Global 3Rs Awards program is a collaboration between AAALAC International and the IQ Consortium (www.iqconsortium.org), recognizing significant innovative contributions toward the 3Rs of animal research to advance ethical science, by any researcher (nominated author, principal investigator, or research team leader) in academia or industry in any area of biology (e.g., basic science, discovery, development, teaching, testing, manufacture for new medicines, vaccines, medical devices or healthcare products for humans and animals).

    Up to four Global Awards (North America, Europe, Pacific Rim, and the Rest of World) will be presented in 2018 in the amount of $5,000 (USD) each. Award nominations should be based on a primary research paper that advances any of the 3Rs (i.e., the Refinement, Replacement or Reduction of animal use) and is published in a peer-reviewed journal in the last three (3) years. 

    Click here for more details on applying for a 2018 Global 3Rs Award...

  • Monday, January 15, 2018 9:37 AM | Anonymous

    The Scientific Chair is calling all CALAM/ACMAL Members to submit an abstract for a variety of presentation formats.

    Share your knowledge on important lab animal medicine topics such as:

    • Clinical Cases
    • Anesthesia and Protocols
    • Method Development
    • Refinement Alternatives
    • Humane Endpoints
    • Regulatory/Ethical Issues 

    Important Dates:

    Oral Presentations or Talking Poster Presentations

    Monday, January 29th, 2018 - Deadline to submit abstracts

    Friday, February 16th, 2018 - Notification by the Scientific Chair

    Poster Presentations

    Monday, February 12th, 2018 - Deadline to submit abstracts

    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 - Notification by Scientific Chair

    For more information regarding the CALAS/ACSAL Call for Abstracts, 

    please click here.


  • Wednesday, July 19, 2017 2:48 PM | Anonymous

    CALAM/ACMAL had been advocating that research animals were patients of laboratory animal veterinarians and that Health Canada’s application of the exemption process was limiting the rights and obligations of the licensed laboratory animal veterinarians.  After consultation with provincial and territorial veterinary licensing boards, Health Canada recognizes this patient-veterinarian relationship and has modified its exemption application process, effective as of January 1st, 2017.

    For more information please see click on the links below:

    Letter from Health Canada

    English Scientific Exemption Form 

    French Scientific Exemption Form

    On behalf of all CALAM/ACMAL members, we would like to thank Dr. Jim Gourdon for his efforts to reach this outcome.

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