Save The Date!

2017 NCAB Seminar will be

September 13th-14th

  • Single day (early bird member) = $85
  • Single day (early bird non-member) = $145
  • Single day late registration = $185
  • Both days (early bird member) = $135
  • Both days (early bird non member) = $195
  • Both days late registrations = $235

Hotel Accomodations

Group code: 27Z2DW,  Code expires 8/25/17.

Check-in for the hotel is at 4pm, Check out is promptly at 12pm (noon).

When reserving a room, attendees must identify themselves with the organizations name to receive the group guest room rate.  Reservations can be made by clicking the link below or by dialing 410-465-1500 or 1-800-833-8873.

'Please contact Kim Faunce with any questions!

The 2017 NCAB Seminar will feature presentations on the major changes that are affecting the laboratory animal industry and showcase innovative new techniques that positively impact the 3 R's.  In addition, the program will showcase industry game changers such as the use of social media and the impact it has on public outreach.  This year's seminar speakers are key industry specialist from the government and private sectors involved in animal care and use.  The seminar will provide a forum for discussion, networking and education through individual and joint presentations, posters, panel discussions, workshops and Q&A sessions.  A few highlights from this year's seminar are:


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Keynote Speaker

The Ever Evolving Environment Facing Animal Care and Use Programs

Dr. B Taylor Bennett, DVM, PhD, DACLAM, DACAW


The Power of Childhood Meets The Power of Research

Abby Case, The Childern's Inn at NIH


What is Behavior Management?

Christin Veeder, MLAS, VMD, DACLAM


A Change In Climate Can Lead To A Better Safety Culture

Erin Straley, MS, RLATG, CMAR

John Harris, MS, MA

WIll we be ready to face a highly pathogenic avian influenza epidemic?  The ferret as a model for pandemic influenza vaccine development

Dr. Jill Ascher, MA, DVM, MPH, DACLAM


AMAzing Adaptations



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The Military, monkeys, and malaria: the military malaria research program and the vital role of the non-human primate model

Dr. Andrew Schrader, DVM, MPH, DACVPM


Bridging communication gaps to build better relationships

Dr. William Singleton, DVM, DACLAM


You have the power to move public beliefs about animal research!

Paula Clifford, MLA, CVT, RLATG


Change Management

Lisa Secrest, CMR, RLATG

fear: friend or foe?



Do You Have What It Takes?

 Check out the Tech Fun Fair and test your knowledge by completing tasks as the clock ticks in "Minute To Win It".  If you have what it takes you will walk away with a prize!




When: Wednesday September 13, 2017, 10:45am - 3:30pm AND Thursday September 14, 2017, 9:00am -3:30pm

Where: in front of Amphitheater and the Merriweather Room

What can you find here?  Job opportunities, tips on how to become more involved in NCAB (officer positions and committees), how to build your resume, how to shine in an interview, how to obtain continuing education credits and more!

Job seekers, post your resumes for employers to review.  Employers advertise any open positions.

Looking to climb the career ladder within your institution?  Bring your resume and sign up outside the amphitheater for an independent resume consultation with experienced lab animal professionals.  Slots are limited!


2017 NCAB Golf Tournament

  • Tuesday September 12th, 2017, Registration: 7:30am - 8:30am, Tee Time: 9:00am, lunch to follow.
  • There will be prizes, raffles, food and beverages.  All tournament proceeds will be donated to the Childrens's Inn at NIH a 501 (c)(3) organization.

Mix, Mingle and Make New Connections!

  • Wednesday September 13th, 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. 
  • Cost: $25/person
  • Price includes 2 free drinks from the bar and heavy appetizers.
  • Music provided by a live DJ.


Scavenger Hunt

Come learn about different opportunities within the Laboratory Animal profession by talking to vendors and getting your questions answered.  We will be awarding prizes each day from participants that complete the Scavenger Hunt questions.  You will also get one of many different items just for participating.  You do not need to be present to win.  Hope to see you in September!


Make all checks payable to NCAB AALAS, then send to:


PO Box 224

Frederick, MD 21075