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District 8 AALAS Meeting
April 16-18, 2014

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Registration is Now Open!

Meeting location:

South San Francisco Conference Center
255 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, California 94080-6703
Phone: (650) 877-8787 (TDD Accessible)
Fax: (650)877-5356
General Email: Email Hotline
Website: www.ssfconf.com

Lodging (block of rooms right next door under AALAS):

Holiday Inn San Francisco Airport
275 South Airport Boulevard
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Hotel Phone: 650-873-3550
Hotel Fax: 650-873-4524
Sales Fax: 650-873-7101
General Email: info@hisfo.com

See the final conference schedule


All prices are until 3/15/14 when a late free will be added

Individual Registration: "Early bird" discount for individual member registration is open through March 15th.  Registration will remain open up until April 10th so be sure to register today! Registration for both days is $200. 

2 day meeting registration (4/17-18) - $200
1 day meeting registration (4/17 includes IACUC workshops) $100
1 day meeting registration (4/18) $100
Add Vascular Cath Workshop (4/18: 8-11am) $110
Add Mouse Necropsy Workshop (4/18:1-3pm) $110
Add Biomethodology in Mouse Workshop (4/18:1-3pm) $110

Free AALAS Leadership Academy  - Limited to 15 (4/16: Noon-5pm) - preregistration required

Exhibitor Registration:  Early registration discount is available.  Registration starts at $475 (this does not include any sponsorships, etc).  After March 15th, prices start at $575.  For information contact Dee 702-413-0832 or email dee@lithgowservices.com

Platinum commercial sponsorship  $850
Gold commercial sponsorship  $695
Silver commercial sponsorship  $575
Bronze commercial sponsorship  $475
Additional attendee  $165
Celebration reception full sponsorship  $3,000
Celebration reception partial sponsorship  $500
Poster reception full sponsorship  $1,500
Poster reception partial sponsorship  $300

Note: If your profile has changed since the last D8 meeting, you may use this link to update your info: https://www.123signup.com/profile?Org=district8

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Roy Hoglund: rhoglund@ucmerced.edu

Have fun while you learn...Join us in South San Francisco for the 2014 AALAS District 8 Meeting

Highlights for this upcoming April 17-18th meeting include:

RACE credits for DVMs and RVTs (approval pending)

Pre-Conference Activities at the Holiday Inn San Francisco International Airport on April 16th

* AALAS Mini Leadership Academy (registration is free, but limited to 15 participants on a first come, first served basis-register via D8 registration portal)

* AALAS ALAT, LAT, and LATG Certification Pencil & Paper Exam - contact Sonja Wallace at sonja.wallace@stanford.edu before February 7th if interested

* Lab Products Hydropac TM Lab Products Hydropac TM "Animal Watering and Preparing for an Emergency" Lunch & Learn 11:00 am-2:00 pm - contact jmcglothlin@labproductsinc.com to register (free lunch provided; eligible for AALAS Registry CEUs)

Keynote Speakers:

* Cindy A. Buckmaster, PhD, RLATg - She will inspire and motivate you to "step out from the shadows and stand up for the important work you do every day to advance medical progress through animal research."

* Brian Anderson, Technical Sales Consultant, Allentown, Inc. - "Liviya's Story" is the harrowing journey of Brian's daughter, Liviya, whose body starts attacking itself out of the blue.


* IACUC & Compliance Training Series - see flyer

* "Hands on" Mouse Necropsy

* Mouse Biomethodology

* Vascular Catheterization and Maintenance in the Rat


Platform Sessions

* Aquatics

* Bench to Bedside Translational Medicine,

* Changes to the Guide

* Disaster planning

* Managing the Anesthetic Patient

* Rodent Housing and Behavior

* USDA Updates

* more (too numerous to mention)


Exhibitor Hall showcasing innovative products and services plus exhibitor sponsored events including: 

* Platinum Presentations

* Raffles

* Receptions

* Technician Fun Fair with prizes


Local Arrangements

* SF Bay Cruise and Marine Mammal Center tour


Poster Sessions with Cash Prizes 

- Poster Reception - April 17: 5pm
- Poster Setup - April 17: 8-12:30pm
- Poster Awards - presented during the awards breakfast on Apr 18: 8:30-9:30am

Poster Session Accommodations:
- Recommended materials: poster, business cards of presenter, 50-150 color copies of poster (8.5”x11”)
- Prizes: $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place, $100 for 3rd place, $100 Gift Basket for People’s Choice Award
- Hanging Materials: only thumb tacks will be provided
- Recommended poster size: 48” wide x 38” high
- Easel Size: 48”x 48”

Criteria for Evaluating Submissions:
- Relevance to laboratory animal science profession
- Appropriateness to District 8 session format
- Clarity of writing

All poster questions should be submitted to: Kristi Kelly krskelly@ucdavis.edu


Hosted by:

Northern California Branch

Sacramento Valley Branch


See past meetings: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

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