2017 District 8 Conference - Salt Lake City, UT

2017 District 8 AALAS Meeting - March 22 - 24, 2017

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Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel  - 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT
  $129/night including free wifi, parking and shuttle to and from the airport.- Reserve your room here 

 

Mini-Leadership Academy this exciting opportunity is available to those who want to develop your leadership skills and learn more about becoming active in the AALAS community.  Come join us for this afternoon workshop at the District 8 meeting facilitated by leaders in the field who want to share their experiences with you and support your own path to leadership.  This interactive workshop will introduce attendees to AALAS structure and different leadership styles, and prepares you to become more involved in your local and national AALAS organization.  Don't miss the chance to join in this enlightening workshop - Registration is included in your meeting registration, but spaces are limited - Sign up today to secure your spot!

 

The Natural History Museum of Utah is an active regional research center.  Their staff is planning a behind the scenes tours for our group to learn about, among other things, the exciting field research being done through the museum.  We will have access to all the exhibits including the special exhibition, The Power of Poison. 

Please visit the website to learn more: https://nhmu.utah.edu/

 

Meeting Registration is Live!

Register Online: password for both: District8

Paper registration forms - for those who are paying by check - Make checks out to: 2017 District 8 AALAS and mail to: Bart Mickelsen, University of UT - OCM, 50 N 2030 E, Salt Lake City, UT  841121.

 

D8 AALAS 2017 Program Outline

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

2-5 pm Natural History Museum Fun Event  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

7-8 am Breakfast  
7-5 pm Exhibitor & Poster Hall Open  
8-8:15 am Welcome and Announcements  
8:15 - 11 am

Emerging Technologies:

Maintenance of Germ-free and Gnotobiotic Mice
Speaker:
Dr. Karuna Patil

Developing animal models using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing
Speaker:
Dr. Matt VanBrocklin

Animal Model Development: Nonsurgical Permanent Contraception
Speaker:
Dr. Drew Martin

 
11-12 pm

Special topic:  Zoo Enrichment

Today’s Zoo – Achieving Holistic Animal Health Using Both Veterinary and Human Medicine Along with Advanced Husbandry Techniques
Speakers:
Dr. Nancy Carpenter and Dawn Neptune

 
12-1 pm Lunch  
1-5 pm

Session 1: Husbandry Track

Sanitation vs Disinfection vs Sterilization
Speaker:
Pamela Bortz

Primary vs Secondary Enclosures
Speaker:
Dr Tim Martin

A 16 Week Cage Change Cycle for Ventilated Mouse Cages
Speaker: Dr Jack Taylor

Biosafety Cabinets: Does anyone know?
Speaker: Jaime White-James

Reducing Aggressive Behavior in Mice with Addition of a Cage Divider
Speaker:
Bret Tallent

Social Housing of Rabbits
Speakers:
Drs. Emmanuael Chua and Katelynn McEachin

Calf ICU – Housing and Enrichment for Critical Care
Speaker:
Dr. CJ Doane

Retirement for Research Nonhuman Primates
Speaker:
Rachele McAndrew

Session 2:  Mini-Leadership Academy
Leaders: Moraq Mackay, Amber Carte, Cynthia Pekow, Bruce Kennedy and Tom Chatkupt

 

 

 

 

6-8 pm Welcome Reception

Friday, March 24, 2017

7-8 am

Breakfast

 
7-12pm Exhibitor & Poster Hall Open  
8-10 am 

Session 1:  Husbandry Track:

Emerging technologies and new frontiers for zebrafish as a model organism
Speaker:
Dr. Kristen Kwan

Husbandry of Laboratory Housed Bats
Speaker:
Dr. Christie Ferrecchia

Characterization of Fungal Communities Found on Resident Bats in Colorado; is White-Nose Syndrome here?
Speaker:
Tess Stapleton

Session 2: Manager/Vet Tech Track

Advances in Laboratory Animal Analgesia
Speaker:
Dr. Victoria Lukasik

What Does Your Manager Do All Day?
Speaker: Amber Carte

 

 

 

10-10:30 am Break & Refreshments  
10:30-12 pm

Dare to Care: developing a Compassion Fatigue Program that meets your institutional needs
Speakers:
Dr. Sally Thompson-Iritani and J. Preston Van Hooser

12-1 pm Lunch  
1-3 pm

Emerging Diseases

NHP Models of Malaria & Ebolavirus
Speaker:
Dr. Drew Martin

How a Murine Model for Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection May Be Used to Study Zika Labyrinthitis
Speaker:
Dr. Albert Park

NHP Models of Zika Virus
Speaker:
Dr. Peta Grigsby

 

 

 

Meeting Registration is Live!

Register Online: password for both: District8

    Attendees : https://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-8-meeting-tickets-30959303109

    Commercial exhibitors: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/district-8-meeting-commercial-member-registration-tickets-31413450476

    Paper forms - for those who are paying by check - Make checks out to: 2017 District 8 AALAS and mail to: Bart Mickelsen, University of UT - OCM, 50 N 2030 E, Salt Lake City, UT  841121.

    Advance Registration Fees (on or before February 24)

     Branch Member                  $225.00                  

     Nonmember                       $250.00

    One Day Only (on or before February 24)

     Branch Member                  $ 75.00                  

     Nonmember                        100.00

    Registration Fees (February 25 – March 20)

     Branch Member                  $250.00                 

     Nonmember                        $275.00

    One Day Only (February 25 – March 20)

     Branch Member                  $100.00                  

     Nonmember                        $125.00

    Late Registration Fees (March 21 or after)

     Branch Member                  $275.00                  

     Nonmember                        $300.00

     
    Exhibitor Registration
     

    Sponsorship Opportunities for the District 8 Meeting - Late registration on or after March 8th

    Platinum Sponsorship - $725 (Late $825) – includes the following:

    • 6’ draped table
    • Registration for 2 attendees
    • Five minute Company Presentation during the scientific program
    • ½ Page Ad in the Meeting Program
    • Priority Placement in the exhibit area
    • Recognition as a Platinum Exhibitor in the Meeting Program
    • Recognition as a Platinum Exhibitor on your table signage

    Gold Sponsorship - $575 (Late $675) –  includes the following:

    • 6’ draped table
    • Registration for 2 attendees
    • 1/4 Page Ad in the Meeting Program
    • Recognition as a Gold Exhibitor in the District 8 Meeting Program
    • Recognition as a Gold Exhibitor on your table signage

    Silver Sponsorship - $475 (Late $575) - includes the following

    • 6’ draped table
    • Registration for 1 attendees
    • Business Card Ad in the Meeting Program

    Bronze Sponsorship - $400

    • 6’ draped table
    • Registration for 1 attendee
    Additional Exhibitor Attendee Registration - $95 (Late $170)
     
    Exhibitor Event Sponsorships

    "Mingle Reception" aka Meet the Exhibitor - $350 - Limit 15 Sponsors

    This is an evening reception with drinks, light snacks and a raffle with prizes from the sponsor exhibitors

    • Attendees receive one raffle ticket for the evening
    • Attendees can receive additional raffle tickets (two) by completing each portion of the "Sponsor Card"
    • Each Sponsor Company signs the raffle card when they have met and conversed with the attendee

    Technician Fun Fair Event

    • Recognition as a Technician Fun Fair Sponsor in the District 8 Meeting Program
    • Recognition as a Technician Fun Fair Sponsor on your table signage
    • Please supply two questions, with answers, on or before March 1st to nettmia@isu.edu
    Continental Breakfast:  □  Thursday □  Friday - Limit Four Sponsors at $300 each day
    Morning Coffee Break:  □  Thursday □  Friday - Limit Four Sponsors at $200 each day
    Lunch: □  Thursday:  □  Friday - Limit Three Sponsors at $500 each day
    Afternoon Coffee Break□  Thursday - Limit Four Sponsors $250 each
    Program Ads:  □  Full page $250, □  Half Page $175, □  Quarter Page $125

    Provide items for all attendees to use at the meeting - approximately 250 needed.  Given to attendees upon registration.

    • Exhibitor label bags
    • Exhibitor label pens
    • Exhibitor label lanyards for the name badges

    Cancellation Policy:  All requests for cancellations/refunds of District 8 Meeting registration funds must be received in writing at least 30 days in advance of the meeting.  All but $25 will be refunded for meeting registration: Any late requests are considered by District 8 Board on an individual basis.  Please allow 30 days for process of the cancellation.  Registrations are NOT transferable.

    Have questions on exhibitor registration and sponsorship opportunities, contact d8aalas.exhibitor@gmail.com