News from National

National AALAS Involvement Opportunities

posted May 24, 2017, 5:42 AM by Mnaalas Admin

Hey all! See below for a lot of great opportunities to help support AALAS during the National Conference this year.

2017 Silent & Live Auction

The Foundation’s Facebook “2017 Silent & Live Auction” photo gallery is up and running –displaying photos of all the auction items to be up for bid at the National Meeting. The photo gallery as updated as more auction items are received and approved for upload -


Please share the online auction item pledge form with anyone you think might be interested in donating an item to this year’s auction -


Guitar Animal Hero Contest

Please encourage friends/colleagues to enter into the contest by visiting the following web page:

  • Deadline to enter the contest is September 8th, 2017.

  • Online “voting” is set to begin on October 2nd, 2017.


AREA Program

Guitar Animal Hero Contest!

posted Apr 26, 2017, 6:04 AM by Mnaalas Admin

Sound Check...One, Two, Three!

Tune up your guitars and gather up your paint brushes - registration into the "Guitar Animal Hero" contest - to benefit the AALAS Foundation and its mission - is NOW OPEN!

Austin, Texas is known for its live music scene - country, blues and rock. We know all the people and animals working in laboratory animal science are ROCK STARS - strumming to a fast beat to achieve medical discoveries! 

That's why, this year, the AALAS Foundation has designed a "Guitar Animal Hero" contest to be held at the 2017 AALAS National Meeting in Austin, Texas! 

We're challenging contestants to creatively paint/ decorate a wooden 10" guitar! An official wooden guitar will be shipped to contestants upon payment of contest entry fee and completion of registration form.

Don't worry - you don't have to know how to play a guitar to enter the contest! Simply show off your imagination and talent by creatively painting/decorating an official contest guitar! 

Click here for contest details/rules and to register for entry into the contest!

Deadline to enter the contest is September 8, 2017 - so, don't delay!

2017 AALAS National Meeting Silent Auction

posted Mar 16, 2017, 6:34 AM by Mnaalas Admin

We're starting to make plans for the 2017 Silent & Live Auction to be held at the AALAS National Meeting in Austin, Texas.

Please consider supporting this year's event by donating an auction item to the AALAS Foundation.

The annual silent and live auction is our largest fundraising event each year. All monies raised helps support our mission to inform the public about the compassionate professionals working in laboratory animal science and the vital role of animals in biomedical research.

Visit our online auction item donation page here for more info -including auction donation ideas - and to make your auction donation pledge today!

Mail auction items to us at:
AALAS Foundation
ATTN: 2017 Auction
9190 Crestwyn Hills Drive
Memphis, TN 38125

All auction item donations and/or pledges received by August 15th will be listed in the 2017 AALAS National Meeting final program.

AALAS Foundation Needs You!

posted Dec 13, 2015, 9:42 AM by Mnaalas Admin

The Dynamic Duo - 
Super Hero Shirt 
The AALAS Foundation is SUPER excited to announce the debut of its "Dynamic Duo Super Hero" shirt campaign - only available for order until December 31, 2015!

Order one of these specially designed, long-sleeved shirts and help us create awareness to the public about the SUPER work being done by animals and people in biomedical research. We want the public to know about all the Heroes in Biomedical Research - Saving Lives Every Day!

Funds raised from the sale of the shirts will help support the AALAS Foundation and its mission to inform the public about the compassionate, caring, and HEROIC professionals and animals working to save lives - every day!

Click here for more information and to order one (or more) Dynamic Duo Super Hero shirts! Help us spread the word about the HEROES working in laboratory animal science!

Don't delay - the shirts are only available for order until December 31, 2015. (Delivery of the shirts will occur approximately January 15th.)

Questions? Contact us at 

2015 Program AREA Tour Guides and Volunteers Needed

posted May 24, 2015, 11:03 AM by Mnaalas Admin   [ updated May 24, 2015, 11:04 AM ]

We have 120 Phoenix-area high school/middle school students signed up to participate in this year’s AREA Program at the National Meeting. Yay!

This means we’ll need approx. 50 volunteers to serve as Tour Guides for our program. Tour Guides will need to be available between 8:30 am and 1:30 pm the day of the event – Tuesday, November 3. Tour Guides must also be registered attendees of the 2015 National Meeting.

If you are interested and/or know someone who might be interested in volunteering – please go to the below link for more details and to sign up using our online form.

"Express Your Inner Hero" Art Contest

posted May 24, 2015, 11:01 AM by Mnaalas Admin   [ updated May 24, 2015, 11:05 AM ]

Calling all SUPER HEROES!  

The AALAS Foundation is excited to announce that the 2015 "Express Your Inner Hero" Art Contest, to benefit the AALAS Foundation and its mission, is now officially OPEN FOR ENTRY!

We have seen how wildly fun and creative AALAS members can be - as evidenced by the AMAZING entries received the past two years in the "cattle drive" and "horse race" - and, we know all of you working in the field of laboratory animal science are SUPER HEROES! 

So, this year, instead of a contest where we ask you to decorate an animal, we want it to be all about YOU - or, your company, your branch, or, your institution/ association! 

We want you to creatively express your INNER SUPER HERO on an 8" x 10" art canvas - using any medium (paint, draw, glue fabric, beads, etc., - the sky's the limit!) Of course, to make it a bit challenging, we have included a few contest rules/guidelines

There will be four category winners this year - Individual, Branch, Corporate/Company, and Institution/ Association. Plus, we'll have a "Best of Show" (judged by AALAS President, AALAS Foundation Executive Director and Local Arrangements Committee Chair) AND a "Fans' Favorite" winner - determined by the art entry receiving the most "likes" on the "Express Your Inner Hero" Facebook photo gallery.

Don't miss out on all the fun! Click here for details and how to register for entry in the 2015 Express Your Inner Hero Art Contest!

Questions? Contact us at

AALAS Foundation Silent Auction Branch Challenge‏

posted May 19, 2015, 7:40 PM by Mnaalas Admin   [ updated May 19, 2015, 7:40 PM ]

MN AALAS needs your help! The AALAS Foundation is doing the Branch Challenge again this year!   Each item donated to the silent auction on behalf of an AALAS branch will receive an entry to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.  The more items you donate, the better your chances for winning!  We need ideas submitted that are unique or special to our location and membership. If you have ideas or items to donate, please let us know at Please include the words "Branch Challenge" in the subject line. If we win, the gift card will go back into a raffle for the members.

BOT Statement

posted May 19, 2015, 7:35 PM by Mnaalas Admin   [ updated May 19, 2015, 7:36 PM ]

The AALAS Board of Trustees recently approved the following statement to be included on National Meeting and ILAM registration forms and other materials.  You may use the statement for your branch  meeting materials if desired. 

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (“AALAS”) does not discriminate against individuals or groups regarding AALAS membership and/or AALAS event attendance. However, AALAS reserves the right to deny registration to individuals for any reason, including, but not limited to an individual’s or group’s previous history of affiliation with organizations that make or have made a practice of opposing the beliefs, mission, and/or affiliation(s) of AALAS and/or has a prior history of negative interaction with AALAS.    

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