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
Montip Gettayacamin (chair), Thailand.
Atsuchi Iriki, Japan.
Arvind Ingle, India.
Nobuhito Hayashimoto, Japan.
CALAS: Advanced training workshop for managers of laboratory animals resource managers in Beijing, P.R. China. Tentatively planned in August 2023.
KALAS - Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science (AFLAS) Congress 2023 at Jeju International Convention Center, Jeju-do, Republic of Korea on September 12-15, 2023 (Pre-workshop on 12th).
SLALAS – The 10th Scientific Sessions and International Conference of Sri Lanka Association for Laboratory Animal Science (SLALAS) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 22nd to 23rd February 2023 Final Report.
PALAS: Virtual training entitled, “Developing Lab Animal Models for Common Diseases in the Philippines” was organized in July 2022. Please find the final report.
LASA India: The 10th LASA India International Conference 2022 was organized on June 3-4, 2022 in Hyderabad. Please find the final report.
CALAS: Advanced training workshop for managers of laboratory animals resource was conducted virtually on December 15 to 16, 2022 due to the pandemic restriction. See Final Report .
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): Pending AALAS Global Partner membership application status. See Progress Report.
PALAS (16 seats AALAS e-Learning Library). Thirteen recipients have enrolled to the online training. Please find Final Report.
CSLAS – The CSLAS Annual Meeting organized on October 28-29, 2021 in Taipei, Taiwan. Please find the final 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.Virtual training was organized successfully on May 12-13, 2022. Please find the final report here.
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.
Report and pictures of the PALAS Workshop on Laboratory Animal Use on 9th to 10th August 2019.
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. See Progress Report.
KALAS (31 scholarships): KALAS has applied to become AALAS Global Partner member. The scholarship was reconsidered in 2021 at the ICLAS GB meeting and received funding for 2022 activity. The 2022 ICLAS funding was not requested by KALAS. KALAS has paid for the learning library packages in 2021 that was carried to 2022.
PALAS (16 scholarships): The scholarship was reconsidered in 2021 at the ICLAS GB meeting and received funding for 2022 activity.
TALAS (8 scholarships): ICLAS-TALAS Training Scholarship was given to eight recipients. 2019 Report here. Final report 2021 here.
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