Diversion Control: RecordkeepingOur upcoming webinar, Diversion Control: Recordkeeping Methodology to Minimize Risk with Controlled Substances, will be on January 27, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

This webinar will help you:

  • Manage controlled substances in your facility
  • Avoid risks of drug diversion
  • Minimize risk in a DOE inspection

Behavioral Training: Patterns of ReinforcementThe next webinar, Behavioral Training in Laboratory Animals: Effects of Patterns of Reinforcement, will be on February 24, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

The speaker will address standard schedules of reinforcement, that is, how often, how frequently, and when a consequence is provided for a behavior, and these affect how often an animal produces a goal or "anti-goal" behavior.

A reinforcer can be:

  • Granted for every incident of the goal behavior (continuous reinforcement)
  • Given for some presentations of the goal behavior (partial reinforcement), or
  • Withheld for all presentations of the goal behavior (extinction)

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.