2009 - South San Francisco, CA

“Bridging from Tech to Technology” – AALAS District 8 2009 Meeting
Thursday, April 30 – Friday, May 1, 2009
South San Francisco Conference Center, South San Francisco, CA

Choose from 1- and 2-day registration ($85/person for 1-day, $165/person for 2-day), and a choice of 4 offsite, expertly taught hands-on workshops that can be added to your regular registration for the nominal fee of $90/workshop.  Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided on both days.  The conference will end with a Wine and Cheese Reception, Poster Awards Ceremony, and Raffle Prize Extravaganza!  Free transportation to and from the workshops will be provided.  
 
Program Topics Include:
Emerging Technologies
Innovative Animal Management
Neuroscience
Aquatics & Exotics
Personnel Management
Technical Trade Presentations
Platform Sessions & Posters (11 abstracts have already been submitted)

Workshops include:
Advanced Implantation Techniques for Osmotic Minipumps
Hands-On Mouse Necropsy
Humane Handling and Laboratory Techniques in Ferrets
Advanced Hands-On Vascular Perfusion of Rodents

Commercial Exhibits – Visit 70 Commercial Sponsors in the Exhibit Area!  There will be a Technician Fun Faire where attendees can visit the exhibits to seek answers to a questionnaire, qualifying them for many great raffle prizes.  

AALAS Pencil & Paper Certification Exams – We will host pencil-and-paper AALAS (ALAT, LAT, and LATG) and CMAR Animal Resources exams on Friday afternoon next door at the Holiday Inn SFO.  To apply for an AALAS Certification Exam, you must complete an application form and submit all necessary documentation and fees to National AALAS no later than 2/27/09.  If you plan to only take the exam and do not plan to attend the meeting or any of the festivities, you do not have to pay the registration fee for the meeting, however you will not be allowed into the conference center.  

Optional Excursions include:

Nightlife 2009 at the California Academy of Sciences, Thursday, April 30th at 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball Game at AT&T Park, Friday, May 1st at 7:15 pm
The Marine Mammal Center Behind-the-Scenes Veterinary Tour at Marin Headlands, Saturday, May 2nd at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay, Saturday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm

This meeting will fill up fast, especially the hands-on workshops, and registration prices go up $10 after April 1st, so log on to the registration website https://www.123signup.com/register?id=zvdfd and register!  We accept checks, AMEX, VISA, and MC for your convenience.  Sorry – no registration at the door!
 
For up to date information about speakers, fees, on-line registration, optional excursions, and hotel accommodations, visit the District 8 website, http://www.district8.org <http://www.district8.org/> .

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2009 - South San Francisco, CA - 482 attendees (324 individuals, 158 vendors)
2012 - Irvine, CA - 192 attendees (113 individuals, 79 exhibitors)
2013 - Portland, OR - 276 atendees (189 individuals, 87 exhibitors)
2015 - National AALAS in Phoenix - 4047 Attendees with 1400 Exhibitors
2017 - Salt Lake City, UT - 161 attendees (96 individuals, 65 exhibitors)
2018 - Newport Beach, CA - 262 (159 individuals, 103 exhibitors)
2018 - Newport Beach, CA 262 Attendees (159 Individual, 103 Exhibitors)