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National Institutes of Health as strong evidence that the animal facilities are in compliance with Public Health Service policy.
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS), 70 Timber Creek Drive, Suite S, Cordova, TN 38018 (phone: 901-754-8620; fax: 901-753-0046; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; URL: http://www.aalas.org/).
AALAS is a professional, nonprofit organization of persons and institutions concerned with the production, care, and study of animals used in biomedical research. The organization provides a medium for the exchange of scientific information on all phases of laboratory animal care and use through its educational activities and certification. AALAS is dedicated to advancing and disseminating knowledge about the responsible care and use of laboratory animals for the benefit of human and animal life. AALAS publishes Laboratory Animal Science (bimonthly journal), Contemporary Topics (bimonthly journal), training manuals for laboratory animal technicians, an annual membership directory, a directory of certified technologists, and occasional pamphlets on special subjects. AALAS answers inquiries; conducts certification program for laboratory animal technicians; conducts annual scientific sessions at which original papers are presented, with seminars and workshops on laboratory animal science; distributes publications; lends film and slide sets; and makes referrals to other sources of information. Services are available to anyone.
American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM), Dr. Charles W. McPherson, Executive Director, 200 Summerwinds Drive, Cary, NC 27511 (phone: 919-859-5985; fax: 919-851-3126).
ACLAM is a specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). It was founded in 1957 to encourage education, training, and research; to establish standards of training and experience for qualification; and to certify, by examination, qualified laboratory animal specialists as diplomates. To achieve these goals, the college seeks to interest veterinarians in furthering both training and qualifications in laboratory animal medicine.
The annual ACLAM Forum is a major continuing-education meeting. ACLAM also meets and sponsors programs in conjunction with the annual meetings of AVMA and the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science. It emphasizes and sponsors continuing-education programs; cosponsors symposia; cosponsors about 30 autotutorial programs on use, husbandry, and diseases of animals commonly used in research; and has produced 14 volumes on laboratory subjects, such as The Laboratory Rat and The Mouse in Biomedical Research.
American Humane Association (AHA), 236 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Suite 203, Washington, D.C. 20002 (phone: 202-543-7780; fax: 202-546-3266).