District Eight AALAS

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We Look Forward to Seeing You at the 2018 District 8 Meeting: May 9-11 at The Duke Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

We will be hosting several fantastic workshops on Wednesday, May 9th and Thursday, May 10th, alongside two days of platform presentations on May 10-11th. The always popular Leadership Academy will be held on Friday, May 11th.  

There will be a poster session and an exhibit hall, as well as a welcome reception Wednesday night, raffle prizes, and a Technician Fun Fair! We look forward to welcoming you at the Duke Hotel!

Extended deadline for Poster Abstract Submissions: Friday, February 16, 2018 - Notification of Acceptance: Friday, March 9, 2018  Contact Trinka Adamson, tadamson@coh.org for more information.

Come ahead of time and attend the ICARE academy, which is scheduled from May 7-9th. Register separately for this event via the ICARE website: https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?EventID=2092628


District 8 Meeting Registration is OpenRegister online: http://www.socalaalas.org/shop

General Pre-Registration (By March 9th)

One-day pre-registration: $125

Two-day pre-registration: $225

Late Registration (By April 27th)

One-day: $150

Two-day: $250

*A $25 fee will be added to all registration prices above if the registrant is not a member of an AALAS Branch.

Welcome Reception: Please be sure to register for the Welcome Networking Reception to be held Wednesday night!  Registration for the Welcome Reception must be added separately from general registration for the meeting, so don't forget to add that "item" to your cart before you check out!  $10 per person if paid for before March 9th, $15 per person after March 9th or for walk-ins.  Price includes one drink ticket for house beer or wine.


Rodent Imaging (Ultrasound, etc): $100

Rodent Surgery: $150

Basic Rodent/Rabbit Handling: $100

Register online: http://www.socalaalas.org/shop

To pay by check, complete the form below and mail with your payment:



The D8 Council was created so all branches within the district would have an equal voice and access to resources available to all branches including:

  • a continuity for how a D8 is run by creating a history for what works and what doesn’t from year to year;
  • a Speakers bureau pooling expertise of all branches and vendors;
  • greater communication between branches within the district;
  • study groups for certification preparation prior to a directed training session at D8
  • establishing scholarships or a site for scholarship information to be readily available
  • resource for information on how to write a paper, poster, or reference

Our Mission

  • To allow the branches to come together and hold an educational and informative meeting for technicians and others
  • To hold a cost effective meeting full of shareable knowledge that can be taken back to home facilities
  • To pass along new techniques presented in papers, posters, workshops and tours

The D8 Council benefits us all by:

  • increasing communication through use of a listserv and website;
  • creating a speakers bureau from the larger pool of expertise that 11 branches collectively hold;
  • increasing the number of attendees by standardizing the setting of the D8 meeting and reducing the cost of attending
  • make use of the readily available vendor resource of expertise increasing vendor satisfaction and visibility...dedicated vendor time

P.O. Box 210101, Tucson, AZ 85721-0101


Telephone: (520)621-3931