Construction NoiseThe upcoming webinar, Construction Noise and Vibration: Best Practices for Minimizing Impacts on Animals, Ongoing Research Studies, and Relationships with Scientists, will be on October 17, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

The speaker will discuss "best practices" that will:

  • Minimize the impacts of noise and vibration on animals and ongoing studies
  • Set a standard for better communication with researchers

A detailed list of the best practices will be available to those in attendance.

Humane EndpointsThe next webinar, Humane Endpoints for Mice, will be on November 13, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

The speaker will discuss:

  • The need to identify specific behavioral and physiological humane endpoints that:
    • Accurately indicate suffering
    • Predict mortality prior to reaching a moribund state
    • Can drive the decision for humane euthanasia
  • Observation-based scoring systems for objectively assessing animal pain and distress

Incident Reporting in Responsible ScienceThe following webinar, The Role of Incident Reporting in Responsible Science, will be on December 11, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

This webinar will:

  • Describe the organizational structure of occupational, environmental and research safety programs at the University of Chicago
  • Introduce a data management system that promotes collaboration in occupational, environmental and research safety
  • Discuss and demonstrate capabilities of an incident reporting tool under development at the University
  • Provide examples of formal “Lessons Learned” documents derived from incident investigations and root-causes analyses of incidents

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.