Regional Committees


Our mission

  • To promote and coordinate the development of Laboratory Animal Science throughout the world and particularly in developing countries
  • To promote international collaboration in Laboratory Animal Science
  • To promote quality definition and monitoring of Laboratory Animals
  • To collect and disseminate information on Laboratory Animal Science
  • To promote world-wide harmonization in the care and use of laboratory animals
  • To promote the humane use of animals in research through recognition of ethical principles and scientific responsibilities
  • To promote the ‘3R’ tenets of Russell and Burch

Committee Members

  • Chair: Montip Gettayacamin (Thailand)
  • Atsuchi Iriki (Japan)
  • Arvind Ingle (India)
  • Nobu Hayashimoto (Japan)


2022 Activities:

  • SLALAS - The Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) Conference and Preconference Workshop on “Advance Techniques for Zebrafish Model” in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 26th to 29th January 2022. Final Report
  • 2022 Education & Training Activities in Asia - ICLAS Online Laboratory Animal Science Training Scholarship:
    • CALAS (31 seats AALAS e-Learning Library)
    • PALAS (16 seats AALAS e-Learning Library)

2021 Activities:

  • CSLAS – The CSLAS Annual Meeting organized on October 28-29, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan. Please find the progress report here.
  • LASA India – Because of COVID-19 situation in India, the workshop on “Monitoring of Genetic and Microbiological Status of Small Laboratory Animals for Production of Quality Animals” in Navi Mumbai, India was postponed to 2022. Please find the progress report here.
  • CALAS - Advanced Training Workshop for Laboratory Animals Resource Managers in Changchun, Jilin Province, China could not be organized in 2021. Tentative schedule will be March 2022.

2020 Activities:

  • SLALAS – The 7th Annual Scientific Sessions Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) entitled, “Responsible Animal Experimentation” in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 30th to 31st January 2020. Final Report.
  • TALAS – Due to current situation on COVID-19 pandemic, the AFLAS Congress 2020 was postponed to June 21-27, 2021, and finally cancelled. It is under the determination of AFLAS Council to determine the future AFLAS Congress schedule and location. Please find the final report here.

2019 Activities:

  • Report and pictures of the PALAS Workshop on Laboratory Animal Use on 9th to 10th August 2019.
  • Report and pictures of the CALAS training workshop.
  • Report of the LASA (2017 funding).

ICLAS and four Asian member associations collaborated in Online Technician Training Scholarships (access to AALAS Learning Library, from 8 to 31 scholarships):

  • CALAS (31 scholarships): Pending AALAS Global Partner membership status.
  • KALAS (31 scholarships): KALAS has applied to become AALAS Global Partner member. ICLAS-KALAS Training Scholarship is pending. Progress report here.
  • PALAS (16 scholarships): PALAS has applied to become AALAS Global Partner member. ICLAS-PALAS Training Scholarship Progress report is here.
  • TALAS (8 scholarships): ICLAS-TALAS Training Scholarship was given to eight recipients. 2019 Report here. Final report 2021 here.

2018 Activity

  • Report of the CALAS Training Workshop, initially planned for 2018, finally conducted in January 2019.
  • Report from LASA-India on the 2018 AFLAS Congress.

2017 Activity
ICLAS and CALAS co-organized a High Level Management Training in Beijing on July 10-12, 2017. A group photo of all speakers and participants:

  • Report of 2017 Activity: Publication on the Certificate Course in Sri Lanka
  • Report of 2016 Activity: AFLAS - SALAS Congress Singapore
  • Report of 2015 Activity: TALAS International Symposium

Our other regional committees.