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Education and Outreach Program

International Podcast

NEW! The AAALAC International Podcast features in-depth discussion on topics related to AAALAC accreditation and animal care and use.

  • Episode 1: Social Housing DOWNLOAD HERE

  • Episode 2: Cage Washer Safety DOWNLOAD HERE

  • Episode 3: Completing Your Program Description* DOWNLOAD HERE *This episode is part one in a three-part series on the AAALAC International evaluation

  • NEW! Episode 4: Wildlife Animal Research DOWNLOAD HERE

The AAALAC PodcastThe 2014 AAALAC International Conference:
Now available online!

The entire day of programming from the 2014 AAALAC Conference is now available as a FREE webinar. Click here for details...

Complimentary Webinars in English, Spanish and Chinese

Archives of AAALAC's webinars on implementing the new Guide are now available in English, Spanish and Chinese at no cost. Just click the appropriate link below to view:

"The AAALAC Perspective on Implementing the 8th edition of the Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals: Expectations for Accreditation." AAALAC International hosted a series of webinars to help participants gain insight into AAALAC expectations for implementing the 8th edition of the Guide. This 4-module course covered key topics in the new edition. The four webinar modules included:

Animal Care and Use Program
This module reviewed the key topics in Chapter 2 of the Guide; Animal Care and Use Program. The function of the IACUC was emphasized as well as institutional collaborations, personnel training, program oversight, occupational health and safety, protocol review, harm-benefit analysis, establishing humane endpoints, and unexpected outcomes and other select topics.

Environment, Housing and Management
This module reviewed key topics in Chapter 3 of the Guide; Environment, Housing and Management. Topics of discussion included relative humidity, VAV systems, recycled air, social housing, cage and pen space, environmental enrichment and aquatics.

Veterinary Care
This module reviewed important topics in Chapter 4 of the Guide; Veterinary Care. Key elements of this chapter included the role of the Attending Veterinarian and the overall program of veterinary care, procurement, transportation, breeding colonies, surgical training, presurgical planning, aseptic technique and intraoperative monitoring.

Physical Plant
The final module in the series covered key topics in Chapter 5 of the Guide; Physical Plant. Topics discussed included animals in laboratories, doors, windows, floors, temperature control and failsafe, HVAC minimum function, lighting and override systems, storage, vibration, rack washer safety, environmental monitoring, surgery in laboratories, barrier facilities, imaging facilities, and behavioral studies.

AAALAC International's Education and Outreach Program helps your institution achieve and sustain Full Accreditation by providing topical education and outreach services based on the AAALAC International perspective.

Whether you are considering accreditation or have been accredited for a long time, you and your staff can benefit from the AAALAC International education and outreach services that reduce the "accreditation learning curve" and provide a better understanding of what accreditation means -- and what AAALAC International expects. The education and outreach modules are designed to provide the information you need to proactively manage animal care and use issues in ways that meet AAALAC International standards.

AAALAC's education and outreach program is highly flexible and can be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization. Before the education is conducted, we'll work with you, one on one, to make sure it meets your objectives. Contact us today to find out how we can help!


To discuss your education needs, or for more information on the AAALAC International Education and Outreach Program, email

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