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Northern California Branch of AALAS
Northern California Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science P.O.Box 60068, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Q1 Winter Edition President's Message

Kristen Pincolini

Kristen Pincolini = Leadership

from Kristen Pincolini, 2018 NCB AALAS President

I am honored and excited to serve as the NCB AALAS Branch President!

Firstly, I would like to thank each and every one of you for the hard work you do every day at your institutes caring for animals and assisting in life changing research.
This year's board hopes to keep bringing exciting educational and networking opportunities! If you have ideas, please contact me or any of the other board members. We love to hear from you all!
This year, NCB AALAS is planning on transitioning to a new membership platform. In the long run, this should make renewing memberships and signing up for events much more user friendly. We will attempt to make the transition as seamless as possible, but do anticipate some bumps along the way and we appreciate your patience in advance.

Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we plan on again hosting the 2018 Educational Symposium at the new venue, San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport. Stay tuned for the date and please let a board member know if you are interested in presenting. District 8 will be held in Newport Beach from May 9-11th this year. You can find further information here:

Lastly, I would like to thank my fellow board members for all of your dedication and hard work. Thank you… Catherine Sohn, Cathy Nguyen, Christine Arnold, Helen Chum, Jeff Cassell, Katie Kaufman, Vinnie Guarniere, Lisa Grays, Caroline Sepulveda, and Brian Diethorn.



AALAS District 8 Action

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 District 8 Meeting May 9-11 at the The Duke Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

District 8 of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is one of eight AALAS District divisions in the United States. District 8 encompasses Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. AALAS District 8 has within it's boundaries 10 of the nearly 50 affiliated Branches of the Association. Each District has 2 elected members to the AALAS Board of Trustees who, along with the Officers, serve as the governing body of AALAS. The 2017 D8 Meeting was in March.

D8 Website

The Usual Suspects

Send us your photos from NCB-AALAS events, along with brief notes on names places and happenings so we can record some history together. Our generous volunteer directors have been so busy running events like the annual Educational Symposium that we miss recording the actual day. So let's do it individually and gather pix from cell phones that were on scene! Send the goods to Carl at web services.

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