Rabbit Perioperative CareOur upcoming webinar, Rabbit Perioperative Care, will be on April 7, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

Rabbits can be challenging surgical patients, and our speaker will discuss:

  • Anesthesia and analgesia protocols
  • Common pre-operative procedures, such as intubation
  • Practical tips for anesthetic monitoring and management of post-operative complications

Registrants will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance about the challenges they face when managing rabbit surgical procedures.

Stress and Pain The next webinar, Stress and Pain in Research Reproducibility: Considering What Matters in the Vivarium, will be on May 12, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

The speaker will discuss how to:

  • Improve the welfare of lab animals thereby strengthening science by addressing major sources of stress:
    • Cold stress vs. adequate nesting
    • Unalleviated pain vs. analgesics
  • Reduce environmental stress in tumor studies for better modeling of the respective human diseases

Semiannual InspectionsThe following webinar, Effective and Efficient Semiannual Inspections: How to get the most out of your IACUC inspections, will be on June 23, 2020 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm CT.

The speaker will review and discuss:

  • Practices and options for conducting semiannual inspections at large academic institutions
  • Role of the different members of the IACUC inspection team
  • Difficulties associated with the classification of inspection findings
  • Challenges associated with enacting change post-semiannual review

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.