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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)


Application for financial support for 2021 activities:

  • Download the application form. Deadline for the submission to Dr. Montip ( is 31 May 2020. In addition, please provide sufficient detail of anticipated expenditure.

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. More information here.
  • TALAS – The 9th Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (AFLAS) Congress 2020 at Empress Hotel and Convention Center, Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 22nd to 28th June 2020
    • Advanced registration is now opened.
    • Program:
    • ICLAS Activities at AFLAS Congress 2020
      • ICLAS Governing Board meeting on 22nd June 2020
      • AFLAS Pre-congress Workshop 3:Tool Kits – Experimental Design in Preclinical Research Studies on 23rd June 2020, morning
      • AFLAS Pre-congress Workshop 4 – Animal Selection and Reporting for Rigor and Reproducibility on 23rd June 2020 afternoon; and it will be followed by ICLAS General Assembly
      • Twelve Governing Board members contribution in the main AFLAS Congress program as speakers
    • The ICLAS Travel Award to attend AFLAS Congress 2020 – Acceptance of up to four recipients from Cambodia, Mongolia, Vietnam and Myanmar

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)
  • CALAS, PALAS, KALAS, TALAS: AALAS Technician Training Scholarship (on going and pending Global Partner status of CALAS)

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.


Asia & India