Each fall since 1950, the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science has held its annual National Meeting. During the five days of the meeting, members and nonmembers come together to enjoy the workshops, lectures, poster sessions, and exhibits. The program is designed to have topics relevant to the entire membership. Exhibitors have an opportunity to interact with AALAS members from the academic community, research institutions, government organizations, and commercial companies. The AALAS National Meeting is the largest gathering in the world of professionals concerned with the production, care, and use of laboratory animals. 

2018 Record of Participation


2018 Poster Abstracts

2018 Platform Session Abstracts

The 2019 meeting will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. Denver, CO., U.S. from October 13-17, 2019. The Spotlight Forum is, "One Health–Connections Between Animal, Human, and Environmental Health.

The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It’s a collaborative, multi-sectorial, and trans-disciplinary approach to bring together veterinarians, physicians, ecologists, and many others to learn from each other and monitor and control public health threats and to learn how disease spreads among people, animals, and the environment.

Please join us in exploring and learning from the One Health initiative and how it relates to our work in laboratory animal science. As our 2019 spotlight topic, submissions in this category can include the diverse topics such as the human-animal bond; disease surveillance, prevention, and response; research (both basic and translational); comparative medicine (the commonality of diseases among people and animals, such as cancer, obesity, and diabetes); disaster preparedness and response; communications and outreach; and much more.

Exhibit Hall Hours  

  • Monday, October 14, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
    (8:30 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open the Exhibit Hall)
  • Tuesday, October 15, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, October 16, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

2018 National Meeting On Demand