In 2014, the ICLAS European Region Committee (ICLAS ERC) is willing to organise a scientific meeting, in association with a national/regional laboratory animal science association. The objective of the meeting will be to help bring together European scientists working in the field of Laboratory Animal Science, improve their scientific and technical skills and promote their professional network. National, Institutional and Scientific members are encouraged to submit the application, following the available instructions.
Dr. Tatsuji Nomura, former Vice-President and Treasurer of ICLAS died on January 11, 2013 at the age of 90. Have a look at the obituary by ICLAS.
On 11-February 2013 the ICLAS Ethics and Welfare Committee has published in its dedicated page of the ICLAS website new ethical Guidelines for Researchers using animals.
On 28- January 2013 the ICLAS European Regional Committee (ERC) has launched a call/invitation to apply for the co-organization of a scientific meeting in 2014, open to the current european ICLAS members and to the potentially interested european non-ICLAS members LAS associations.
The call and application instructions can be found here.
ICLAS ERC will select the most appropriate candidates on the basis of their application.
ICLAS ERC objective is to provide the necessary scientific & funding help to organize the meeting so that it will benefit the most to as many people as possible that need this type of event to improve their scientific and technical skills as well as their professionnal network.
ICLAS is participating as a non-profit partner at the seconf Virtual Lab Animal Sciece Conference in 12-13 February.
Key note speakers include:
Kathryn Bayne, MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB Global Director, AAALAC International
Sherril L Green, DVM, PhD, Chair, Department of Comparative Medicine, Director, Veterinary Service Center, Professor – Med Center Line, Comparative Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine
Paul Flecknell, PhD; Professor/Director, Comparative Biology Centre, The Medical School, University of Newcastle
You can register at: www.lasconference.com
FELASA and the ICLAS European Regional Committee (ICLAS ERC) are offering scholarships to young European laboratory animal scientists presenting an abstract at theFELASACongress to be held inBarcelona,Spainfrom June 10-13, 2013. For more information on this program, click here.
On 29 October 2012 the Europen Regional Committee of ICLAS has launched a regional fellowship training program to help laboratory animal science professionals from developing countries acquire new skills and knowledge. For more information on this program, click here.
The ICLAS Governing Board accepted on 9 october 2012 the application for scientific membership from the recently established Russian Laboratory Animal Science Association (Rus-LASA). ICLAS welcomes the Russian colleagues and encourages Rus-LASA to keep working on improving laboratory animal science in Russia. Rus-LASA was established in 2011 and has already held 2 scientific meetings and is being very active in organizing training courses in the country. More information on Rus-LASA can be found at: http://ruslasa.ru/
The University of Hong Kong has been accepted as the first ICLAS institutional member. The institutional member category was created to allow Universities, research institutes, or other non-commercial organizations that support the aims of ICLAS to join and contribute to the objectives of the organization.
The Americas Regional Committee has a very well established program of travel awards sponsored by Charles River, Purina and LabProducts. The objective of the awards is to give training opportunities at
The Europe Regional Committee is launching soon a similar program for the European countries. Already 2 sponsors have been identified (Tecniplast and Altromin).
All interested people can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . More information will be soon available in the ICLAS web page.