Connecting Facility DesignOur upcoming webinar, Connecting Facility Design to Operations: Role of the Laboratory Animal Professional, will be on August 16, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

The speaker will discuss the:

  • Roles and responsibilities of laboratory animal professionals in animal facility design including:
    • Informing the design team of current operations
    • Evaluating proposed changes associated with the facility design
  • Possible ways to prepare for facility design efforts at one’s home institution, such as:
    • Combining technological advances into an effective animal research operation
    • Planning to use newly available options for management of a successful vivarium

Sheep and Goats: Anesthesia and AnalgesiaThe next webinar, Sheep and Goats: Anesthesia and Analgesia, will be on September 12, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

The speaker will address:

  • Finding the right balance of agents while working within the limitations of specific research goals
  • Complications of analgesia and anesthesia for small ruminants by:
    • Project-specific requirements
    • Study endpoints
    • Ruminant physiology
    • Off-label drug use
  • Possible solutions to issues submitted by AALAS listserv members regarding:
    • Challenging cases
    • Difficult experimental designs

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.