Welcome Members!

We have an exciting list of meetings, classes, and wet labs to offer you, along with fun networking opportunities! Please check out our Events page or the News section below to stay up to date on everything happening at the New England branch.
Paid membership is required to access the Member's Only features, like registering for events and wet labs. Annual membership is only $20/year so if you are not a member please click the "Register" link to the right and sign up today!

Please feel free to Contact Us and let us know if you have any comments, questions, or requests for what you would like our branch to offer it's members.

Upcoming Meetings
  • Aug 16, WPI, District 1 Training Seminar
  • September 19 – Instillation Banquet – “Rock the Boat” Spirit of Boston Cruise
  • October 24, UMass Worcester, Speaker: TBD
  • November 21 Tech Challenge, Takeda
  •  January 31 Tech Appreciation Event “Technicians are the Shining Stars of Research”, Atrium @ 100 Technology Square, Cambridge

      *All dates and venues subject to change see event descriptions as they are posted.

           News

      NEBAALAS 2019Scholarship Fund Raffle

      Drawing held at the NEBAALAS Installation and Awards dinner on September 19th

      You don’t have to be present to win!

      Cash or checks (made out to “NEBAALAS”) accepted. We will accept credit cards on the boat this year!! J

      Tickets (3) for $5      (7) for $10      (20) for $20

      See a branch member for details, If you would like to purchase tickts online we are selling (20) for $20 on our Awards event page!

      GRAND PRIZES

      2 tickets for Bruins Game Loge Seating with parking for 2019/2020 Season Game Date TBD

       (Generously donated by CRL)

      2 tickets for Celtics Game Loge Seating with parking for 2019/2020 Season Game Date TBD (Generously donated by CRL)

      $500 CASH  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Generously donated by NEBAALAS
      Day of golf for three (3) at The Overlook Country Club in Hollis, NH  (Value $375)This will include 18 holes, cart, and lunch.  Date TBD but must be a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

      Generously donated by Elm Hill Breeding Labs

      $100 Amazon Gift card

      Generously donated by ScottPharma

      Luxury Item Gift Basket ($200 value)

      Generously donated by LabRepCo

      $100 VISA Gift Card

      Generously donated by Marshall BioResources

      Amazon Echo Show 5

      Generously donated by Envigo

      Amazon Echo Show

      Generously donated by Transnetyx

      $50 Gift Card

      Generously donated by Pharmacal

      $50 Gift Card

      Generously donated by Labex of MA

      Furbo Dog camera: Treat tossing Full HD wifi camera

      Generously donated by Hire Minds

      Wireless Bluetooth speaker and 75’ expandable garden hose w/ spray nozzle

      Generously donated by AIMS

      $100 CASH !!!!!!!

      Generously donated by Buono Pest Control

      Kindle Fire HD (Value $150)

      Generously donated by MSMR

      JBL FLIP 4 Wireless Bluetooth Stereo SpeakerGenerously donated by Innovive

      $100 Gift Card

      Generously donated by Medline

      $25 Amazon Gift Card

      Generously donated by Allentown

                  $100 Gift Card

      Generously donated by Ancare

      $100 Gift Card

      Generously donated by Ancare

      $25 Target Gift Card

      Generously donated by Allentown

      $25 American Express Gift Card

      Generously donated by Allentown

      $25 Target Gift Card

      Generously donated by Allentown

      There will also be a Silent Auction on the boat this year!  2 Auction items up for grabs:

      2 tickets for Bruins Game Loge Seating and parking for 2019/2020 Season Game Date TBD

      (Generously donated by CRL)

      2 tickets for Celtics Game Loge Seating and parking for 2019/2020 Season Game Date TBD

      (Generously donated by CRL)


      AALAS District 1 Training Seminar

      Cut It Out!

      Correctly...

      Mouse Necropsy

      Principals and Techniques


      Friday, August 16, 2019

      Worcester, Massachusetts


      AALAS District 1 branch members please join us at our 2019 AALAS District 1 Training Seminar in Worcester, MA. This one-day educational platform brings together colleagues from the regional D1 branches, Which include New England, Southern New England, Metro New York, Upstate New York, and Northern Mountain branches for a lecture and wet lab training in support of education for the animal care professional.

      Registration available now!

      • Registration fee: $65
      • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks included
      • Online live-streaming of lectures: free to all District 1 branch members

      Lecture Topics

      • Anatomy & Physiology
      • Humane euthanasia of the rodent, based on AVMA Guidelines
      • Impact of Anesthesia and Euthanasia Methods on Tissues and Downstream Analyses
      • Tissue Integrity – Collection, Processing & Media Choices
      • Tips of the Trade!

      Wet Lab Sessions

      • Incisions, Necropsy, Identification and Collection of Major Organs
      • Incision Tissue Collection: Brain, Spine and Lymph Nodes

      Seats are limited. Register now to secure your spot!

      Special group rate for hotel accommodation is available to registrants.

      Registration at: https://www.mysneaalas.org/event-3447153 

      Please direct any questions to: info.nebaalas@gmail.com


      NEBAALAS MEMBERS …

      RECOGNIZE YOUR PEERS, COLLEAGUES, YOUR MANAGERS WHO HAVE MADE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN THE LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCES FIELD

      DEADLINE IS AUGUST 16th, 2019!

      NEBAALAS is seeking nominations for several 2019 awards.  Award recipients will be honored at NEBAALAS INSTALLATION & AWARDS DINNER to be held on the Spirit of Boston, Thursday, September 19, 2019.

      These awards are open to all NEBAALAS members! 
      Fill out a nomination form and submit it!  What are you waiting for?

      ALL PEOPLE WHO NOMINATE A PERSON WILL RECEIVE A FREE RAFFLE TICKET … WHICH GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO WIN BIG!
      ALL AWARD WINNERS AND NOMINATORS OF THE WINNERS WILL RECEIVE ONE (1) FREE TICKET TO THE SEPTEMBER EVENT!

      You can download the nomination packet HERE. Nominations must be submitted by e‐mail no later than AUGUST 16, 2019 to lynne.walsh@msmr.org
      Feel free to send nominations for more than one category; however, individuals can only be nominated for one category each year.  


      BERNARD F. TRUM AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $250 KATE SWEENEY LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNOLOGIST AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100
      JOHN F. ZUCKER ANIMAL TECHNICIAN AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100 ASSISTANT LAB ANIMAL TECHNICIAN/CAGE WASHER AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100
      ROBERT KYDD VENDOR EXCELLENCE AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100 LABORATORY ANIMAL SUPERVISOR/MANAGER AWARD, WITH AN HONORARIUM OF $100
      ON BEHALF OF THE NEBAALAS NOMINATIONS/ AWARDS COMMITTEE, WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!



      The New England Branch of the American Association (NEBAALAS) for Laboratory Animal Science gives six awards annually at the winter meeting, as follows:


      Bernard F. Trum Award, with an honorarium of $250.00

      Kate Sweeney Laboratory Animal Technologist Award, with an honorarium of $100.00

      John F. Zucker Animal Technician Award, with an honorarium of $100.00

      Assistant Lab. Animal Technician/Cage Washer Award, with an honorarium of $100

      Laboratory Animal Supervisor/Manager Award, with an honorarium of $100

      Robert Kydd Vendor Award, with an honorarium of $100

      Bernard F. Trum Award. Dr. Bernard F. Trum retired from Harvard Medical School after a very distinguished career.  Dr. Trum is one of the original founders of the branch and worked hard to make it succeed.  He was president of NEBAALAS and held other offices as well.  The person nominated for the Bernard F. Trum Award should have made significant contributions to the betterment of the New England Branch, to the field of animal care and/or quality of animals used in research.  The person must be a member of the branch.

      The Kate Sweeney Laboratory Animal Technologist Award is for technicians who are certified at the LATG level and hold animal care positions with minimal to moderate supervisory responsibility and exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training junior technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; contributed to personnel and facility management training of animal care personnel; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The technician has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

      The John F. Zucker Animal Technician Award is for technicians who are certified at the LAT level and hold animal care positions with minimal supervisory responsibility and exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training junior technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The technician has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

      The Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician/Cage Washer Award is for technicians who are generally certified at the ALAT level and hold animal care positions with no supervisory responsibility and exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training junior technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. Note: ALAT certification is not an absolute requirement for this award.

      The Laboratory Animal Supervisor/Manager Award is for facility supervisors or managers who are certified at the LATG level and have supervisory positions. The person must exhibit an interest in attaining additional education and training to become more proficient in their vocation; show a dedication to furthering laboratory animal science through teaching and training technicians; are respected by colleagues for dedication to common goals in laboratory animal science; contributed to personnel and facility management training of animal care personnel; and/or have shown an interest in participating in AALAS at local, regional, and/or National levels. The person has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.

      The Robert Kydd Vendor Excellence Award is given to a vendor who has made outstanding contributions to laboratory animal science and technology, which may include participation in NEBAALAS affairs, publications, work performance, technician training and other notable accomplishments in the field of laboratory animal science.


      Nomination Process

      Be prepared to provide the following contact information when you submit your nomination:
      To be eligible for consideration, the nominee must be a current member of NEBAALAS.
      In the Nomination Form you will be asked why your candidate deserves to win over all of the others Nominated. You may want to have these items ready before you begin your Nomination:
       • Which of the Awards Categories best suits the work of your Nominee?
       • State why you think the nominee deserves recognition
       • Why is this Nominee truly outstanding?
       • Nominee’s complete contact information
      • Your Name and Contact Email & Phone Number

      How to submit nominations & support letters:
      We urge you to submit supporting letters to assist the committee in determining how well the nominee meets the criteria for the selected award.
      All materials must be received by August 8th 2018. Here are the directions to send us your nominations:
      In consideration of the environment, we encourage the submission of electronic nominations instead of physical materials. If you still wish to submit physical materials, we require five (5) copies. These materials will NOT be returned.


      Send materials to:
      MSMR, Inc. c/o Lynne Walsh ATTN: NOMINATION Committee 73 Princeton Street, Suite 311 North Chelmsford, MA 01863
      Electronic Nominations:
      Electronic materials sent as attachments will be distributed to the nomination committee members by e-mail. Nominations & Support letters may be sent as e-mail attachments to: lynne.walsh@msmr.org




      LAS workshops, lectures, and wet labs for only $25. Take an enlightening trip to the city.

      Metro AALAS Branch Symposium

      Thursday, June 13, 2019
      NYU Langone Health

      Overview

      The Metro AALAS Branch Symposium is open to all branches. With several lectures, workshops, and wet labs being offered, you are bound to learn something new (and grab those valuable CEUs). Breakfast and lunch are provided. Seats in the workshops/wetlabs are limited. Sign-up now!

      Pre-registration closes May 30th

      • Pre-registration fee: $25 (includes breakfast and lunch)
      • Open to all nonMetro AALAS members with no additional fees
      • Symposium attendance may be submitted for CE/CEU for AALAS certifications, CMAR and New York State Veterinary Technician/Veterinary licenses

      Lectures

      • Ergonomics in an Animal Facility: Don’t Let it be a Pain in the Neck
      • Enrichment Club Roundtable
      • Expanding the 3R’s: How to Remember the Animals and Respect Staff Emotions Animal Tribute Event
      • Getting Passed the Exam Overcoming Exam Anxiety: Preparing for Your Success
      • IACUC: More than meets the eye
      • The Move from the Classroom to the Computer: Things to Consider as you Develop an eLearning Program
      • Reducing Your Exposure to Waste Anesthetic Gas (WAG)
      • Rodent Necropsy & Tissue Collection Techniques
      • Sample Collection, Packaging and Shipping for Common Diagnostic and Environmental Testing
      • Speak Up and Be Heard!
      • Ventilated Caging Maintenance: What you don't know might actually hurt you, your animals & the research
      • What’s New from AAALAC International?

      Wet Labs / Workshops

      • Improving your Instructor Led Training Sessions
      • Lab Animal Anesthesia and Aseptic Principles Workshop
      • Rodent Handling for Technicians: Moving beyond forceps
      Limited seats available for wet labs and workshops

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