Upcoming Educational Events


Security CultureOur next webinar, Creating a Security Culture, will be on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

Create a security culture within your research organization to create a safer environment for employees, visitors, animals, property, and data. The following steps to create a security culture will be discussed:

  1. Effective security awareness training programs
  2. Communication and reinforcement of security concepts
  3. Embedding security principles into practices, policies and procedures
  4. Empowering employees
  5. Management support of security

rat euthanasiaAssessing and Minimizing Pain and Distress in the Euthanasia of the Rat will be on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

This webinar will provide an overview of euthanasia of the laboratory, including:

  1. Common methods and their mechanisms of action
  2. Current literature and ongoing research
  3. Assessment of welfare during the euthanasia process

AALAS Educational Opportunities

AALAS offers a host of educational opportunities and resources.

  • Visit our Educational Resources page to learn about materials available through the AALAS Bookstore.
  • The AALAS Learning Library contains a variety of courses designed for laboratory animal professionals at any career level.
  • The pinnacle of the AALAS year is the National Meeting. This event is designed to provide attendees with educational opportunities throughout the five day meeting.
  • Finally, the GLAS program (Grants for Laboratory Animal Science) offers competitive short-term research grants in the LAS field.