AAALAC: News Printed from on October 17, 2018

News from AAALAC International

Mark you calendars!
15-16 October 2018 at the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona, Spain

ESLAV, ECLAM, AAALAC International and SECAL Conference 2018

Please join ESLAV, ECLAM, AAALAC International and SECAL for this two-day Conference that will explore current challenges and expectations related to quality laboratory animal care and the translatability of experimental animal studies.

The ESLAV, ECLAM, AAALAC International and SECAL Conference 2018 will be held on 15-16 October 2018 at the AXA Auditorium in Barcelona, Spain. The Conference will focus on translatability of animal research, including advances on laboratory animal science, and quality issues identified during AAALAC International site visits. The Conference includes the participation of representatives of the European Commission.

More details and program information are available here:

AAALAC International highlights include:

  • Typical Findings and Quality Expectations for Ethical Review and Oversight. The AAALAC Experience. Aurora Bronstad, Univ. Bergen, Norway, AAALAC International Council Member

  • Typical findings and Quality Expectations for Veterinary Care. The AAALAC Experience. Gabi Itter, Sanofi-Aventis, Frankurt, Germany, AAALAC International Council Member

  • Typical Findings and Quality Expectations for Internal Communication in Animal Care and Use Programs. The AAALAC Experience. Janet Rodgers, AAALAC International Council Member

  • The benefits of AAALAC International Accreditation in establishing a culture of care and its impact on supporting translational research. Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC International Chief Executive Officer

Specific questions about the Conference may be directed to: Javier Guillen, DVM, Senior Director for Europe and Latin America, AAALAC International,


AAALAC International adopts new governance structure and accompanying bylaws, holds first meeting of new Directors

February 2017 - During its last annual meeting in September, AAALAC International ratified a change in its governance structure and created a Board of Directors (BOD). Since then, the organization held elections and named a new BOD comprised of six officers, six directors, and two representatives from the Council on Accreditation (the president and vice president). The new BOD was elected by the Member Organization Delegates (previously known as the Board of Trustees) who represent a wide variety of prestigious scientific and educational professional organizations from around the world. The change to the new governance structure enhances the responsiveness of AAALAC International's governing body to the needs of the organization and its program participants and further engages the Member Organizations through the formation of Advisory Groups. The Board of Directors held a very productive first meeting earlier this month.

"The new Board of Directors is committed to the future of AAALAC International and is part of a milestone event in the history of our organization," said Dr. Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC International's Chief Executive Officer. "AAALAC is privileged to be on the receiving end of the Board's expertise and wisdom."


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