NCB-AALAS is honored to have many amazing speakers this year!
Here are some of what we have lined up for you.
Pamela Straeter, LATG, CMAR, CPIA
National AALAS President
Director, Global Technical Operations, Veterinary Sciences Bristol-Meyers Squibb
Pam Straeter works for Bristol-Myers Squibb as the Global Technical Operations Director in the Veterinary Sciences Dept. She has held positions in operations management & compliance within the pharmaceutical and nonprofit arenas. With over 20 years’ experience in the research environment, Pam has served on various committees to include the Institutional Animal Care and Use and Institutional Biosafety Committees as well as participated in efforts to include design and renovation projects for various therapeutic research areas, successful global corporate quality assurance audits, AAALAC International site visits. She has a Master of Science in Management, is a Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist, Certified Manager of Animal Resources, Certified Professional IACUC Administrator and a graduate of the ILAM. In the past, she has served in several leadership positions within the Delaware Valley and New Jersey Branches of AALAS, AALAS Foundation and LAMA. Pam currently serves as the National AALAS President.
Julian Castaneda, DVM, PhD, DACLAM
Director, Preclinical Safety Comparative Medicine, Attending Veterinarian,
AbbVie Bay Area
Kyna Byrd, MS, LATG
Former zookeeper and high school science teacher turned lab animal technician, with 15+ years of animal husbandry experience. I am LATG certified, and I recently graduated with my master's in laboratory animal science from Stanford University. My graduate research in Dr. Joseph Garner’s lab focused on laboratory animal welfare and my thesis project was on zebrafish enrichment. Having graduated, I am now employed at Stanford as their Animal Welfare Specialist.
Symposium Poster Competition
Share your research and ideas with the laboratory animal science community and compete for a chance to win cash awards and ribbons!
Call for Abstracts
DUE BY JULY 17th, 2023
Authors will need to complete an NCB-AALAS Abstract Submission Form. Abstract forms will be accepted up until July 17, 2023.
You will be notified via email if your abstract or poster is chosen to enter the contest.
For more questions, contact email@example.com
Abstracts/posters will be accepted for the following categories*:
Animal Welfare, Training, and the 3Rs
Authors will be notified by the Abstract Review Committee if their abstract has been accepted within 2 weeks of receipt of the submitted abstract.
Authors whose abstract has been accepted for presentation at the Symposium will be provided with a 4 ft. x 8 ft. fabric tackboard along with Velcro tabs in order to mount their poster.
Authors should plan on setting up their poster between 7:30-8:30 am the day of the Symposium. The author (or their alternate) should plan on presenting the poster during the Poster Session in the Commercial Exhibit Hall.
You are welcome to bring printed copies of your poster to share with attendees. However, if you want to save trees and printer ink, provide the NCB Poster Committee with an electronic copy of your poster and you will receive a unique QR code you can display on your poster that will enable attendees to download on their cell phones.
Judging will be performed by reputable members of the lab animal science community. Awards will be given for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place posters, and there will be a “People’s Choice” award for the poster that gets the most votes from meeting attendees.
Poster awards will be presented at a reception immediately following the Symposium.
Download the Guidelines for Abstract/Poster Submissions for tips on creating an eye-catching poster. For more information, contact Abstract Review Committee Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org 510-209-2891.
Details Coming Soon!
This event has been submitted (but is not yet approved) for continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.
Updates will be provided once approved.