These two webinars are a pair: Bioimaging Parts I and II.Bioimaging, Part I: Recording

In Bioimaging Part I: Imaging Scientific Strategy, on May 22, 2019, the speaker identified:

  • How to build and use an imaging program
  • The advantages, and disadvantages of the common modalities
  • Criteria for selecting equipment

The recording of this webinar is available for purchase in the Store.

Bioimaging IIIn Bioimaging Part II: Equipment, Facilities, and Workflows, on June 19, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT, the speaker will discuss how to:

  • Design and operate a successful imaging program:
    • Key stake holders
    • Workflow requirements
  • Assemble a team with the expertise needed for a successful program
  • Use computing resources to support data structures and data storage in a bioimaging facility

Abnormal Repetitive BehaviourThe next webinar, Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours: Animal Welfare Significance, will be on July 16, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

This webinar will prepare attendees to use “abnormal repetitive behaviours” (ARBs), sometimes called stereotypies, in the welfare assessment of laboratory primates, rats, and mice.

The speaker will discuss:

  • Whether ARBs are increased by exposing animals to aversive stimuli and stimuli that are ancestrally bad for fitness
  • How the prevalence and/or frequency of ARBs typically reflects suboptimal husbandry and uncomfortable clinical conditions
  • How ARBs are specific to negative states as experienced over an animal's lifetime

Ag Animals: EnrichmentThe following webinar, Agricultural Animals: Enrichment Strategies, will be on August 20, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

This webinar will focus on meeting the needs and enriching the environment of agricultural animals by creatively using readily available resources to:

  • Encourage normal species behaviors
  • Decrease the occurrence of stereotypies
  • Facilitate animal training
  • Increase cooperation of animals in study procedures
  • Promote workplace safety

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.