The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership association, is the premier
forum for the exchange of information and expertise in the care and use of laboratory
animals. Since 1950, we've been dedicated to the humane care and treatment of
laboratory animals and the quality research that leads to scientific gains that
benefit people and animals. Below is a sampling of the programs, products, and
services we provide our members and the laboratory animal science community.
AALAS National Meeting. Over 200 educational presentations are made each
year at our
National Meeting. These seminars, platform sessions, special lectures, workshops,
and round-table discussions cover a wide range of topics of interest to AALAS
members and other lab animal professionals.
Publications. Our award-winning
publications cover topics of interest to everyone involved in the care and
use of laboratory animals and keep members up to date on the latest association
Certification. Nationally recognized as the authoritative endorsement
of technician competence, our
technician certification program certifies three levels of technical knowledge.
Technician Certification Registry is a voluntary program for technicians
to demonstrate a current, credible level of knowledge. Laboratory animal facility
managers will be interested in our
Certified Manager of Animal Resources (CMAR) program, which is designed
to raise competency and professionalism in the field. The annual CEU requirement
ensures that certified animal resource managers are abreast of the latest in
management techniques and theory.