Dr. Gilles Demers, former ICLAS President (1999-2011) was awarded ICLAS Honorary Membership. The award was announced by Dr. Patri Vergara, current ICLAS President, who summarized the very significant contribution of Dr. Demers to ICLAS during his presidential term. A summary of his achievements in the period 1999-2011 can be seen here.
During the ICLAS Consortium Meeting at the recent AALAS meeting in Baltimore, Dr. Gilles Demers, former ICLAS President, paid a emotional tribute to Dr. Harry Rozmariek. See it here.
Those attending the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS, www.aalas.org) meeting, October 27 – 31, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland, are invited to the following ICLAS events:
—ICLAS Americas Regional Committee open meeting, Monday, Oct. 28, 3:00-5:00 pm Hilton Hotel, Peale A-C
Learn what is happening in laboratory animal science in our member countries in the Americas.
—ICLAS International Consortium, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 9:30-11:00 am, Hilton Hotel, Key Ballroom 1-2
ICLAS’ key initiatives will be reviewed
The late Dr. Harry Rozmiarek will be honored
Dr. Gilles Demers will be presented an Honorary Membership
Member nation representatives will provide updates
—AAALAC/ICLAS International Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 30, Noon- 2:00 pm, Hilton Key Ballroom 7-8 (By invitation: international attendees who have registered for the meeting should have received an invitation to this luncheon) The 2013 Americas Regional Committee Travel Award Winners will be honored.
—Educational Program session “Quality Animals are Essential for Quality Research”, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2:45-5:00 pm, Convention Center 321
—Educational Program session “Changes and Impact of the Revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals”, Thursday, Oct. 31,12:30-2:00pm, Convention Center 339
—NOTE: On the first day of the meeting, there is a session for international attendees and for first-time attendees at the AALAS meeting: National Meeting Orientation, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. in the Convention Center.
The ICLAS European Regional Committee has launched the 2014 Fellowship Program. The first program was established in 2013 and three awards were granted. Calls are open for applicants, sponsors and host institutions. More information here.
The new Australian Code for the Care and Use of Animals forScientific Purposes (2013) has been published. It is available at: http://nhmrccommunications.createsend1.com/t/r-l-btkdyht-jutylldkti-j/
Dr. Cynthia Pekow, member of the ICLAS Governing Board has kindly accepted to take the responsibility of acting as ICLAS Secretary General “ad interim” until elections for that post can be held during the next General Assembly in 2015.
According to the ICLAS constitution:
‘ In the event of a vacancy during a term of office of a member of the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee may designate from among the members of the Governing Board, a replacement until the next General Assembly, which will be responsible for proceedings to the re-nomination’
In consequence, the ICLAS Executive Committee asked Cindy Pekow, already Member of the Governing Board and representing AALAS (Scientific Member), to replace the Secretary General ad interim, and she accepted.
It is with deep sadness that we have to announce the passing of Dr Harry Rozmiarek, ICLAS Secretary General, last Saturday 15 June. Obituary.
The 2014 ACCMAL-FESSACAL-ICLAS Regional Scientific Meeting will take place 22-24 July 2014 in San José, Costa Rica. It will be hosted by the University of Costa Rica. See the first announcement.
Three scientists were awarded the first ICLAS European Fellowship Program. Marina Krasilshchikova (Russia), Irina Belozertseva (Russia) and Florina Popovska (Macedonia) will be hosted by IDIBELL (Spain), Biomedical Research Foundation (Athens, Greece) and ICS (France). This program has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the host institutions, and specially of the sponsors: ALTROMIN, TECNIPLAST and SDS.
The 1985 International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals have been revised by an ad hoc committee appointed by the Council for International Organizations for Medical Science (CIOMS) and the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS).
The revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals reflect current best practices and standards of care in laboratory animal medicine and science and provide a touchstone or framework of responsibility and oversight to ensure the appropriate use of animals. They also may serve as a benchmark for advancing international collaboration in biomedical sciences.
It is hoped that international organizations and governmental agencies will adopt these revised International Guiding Principles for Biomedical Research Involving Animals and that they will encourage use by the scientific community worldwide.
The CIOMS principles may be translated into languages other than English, but any translation must include the following notice:
“Disclaimer: ICLAS does not guarantee the accuracy of this translation.”