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Registration for the AALAS National Meeting is open. Register now to take advantage of "pre-registration" pricing. Click here for complete details and to access online registration.

Until August 1, Registration fees are $320 for AALAS national members and $410 for nonmembers. Also, look for our new "best value" registration package, which allows you to purchase a meeting registration plus session recordings at a discounted rate—$419 members / $540 nonmembers. Note: You must be a current member at the time you register in order to get the membership discount.

The AALAS National Meeting Program Committee and AALAS President Paige Ebert are excited to present the Spotlight Forum for the 2017 National Meeting in Austin, Texas, “Imagine, Invent, Improve, Inspire: Innovations in Laboratory Animal Care.”

This year's Spotlight Forum recognizes and celebrates daily workplace contributions. Learn about innovations resulting in cost savings, more efficient processes, or improved employee morale. This year’s program will inspire attendees with the imaginative and inventive ways laboratory animal science professionals improve laboratory animal care at institutions in the United States and around the world.

Keynote Speaker: Teresa K. Woodruff

Keynote speaker, Teresa K. Woodruff, has worked on the leading edge of reproductive science and pioneered the term “oncofertility” to describe the merging of oncology and fertility. Dr. Woodruff will present “What to Watch: Three Breakthroughs that May Change our Lives in the Next 10 Years.” Dr. Woodruff will discuss developments in oncofertility, zinc sparks, and sex inclusion in biomedical research.


Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD is the Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the Vice Chair of Research (OB/GYN), the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Science in Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, and Professor of Molecular Biosciences at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University. She is also the Director of the Center for Reproductive Science, Founder and Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, and Director of the Oncofertility Consortium. She is an internationally recognized expert in ovarian biology and, in 2006, coined the term “oncofertility” to describe the merging of two fields, oncology and fertility. She now heads the Oncofertility Consortium, an interdisciplinary team of biomedical and social scientist experts from across the country. She has been active in education not only at the professional level but also with high school students. Widely recognized for her work, Woodruff holds 10 U.S. patents, and in 2013 she was named to Time magazine’s Most Influential Persons list. Some of her recent awards and honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (2017), the Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal (2017), and a Leadership Award from the Endocrine Society (2017).

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