New England Branch AALAS

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

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

Please join us for the first annual

Battle of the Branches: Tech Trivia Challenge!!!

Event will take place Thursday, 2/4 @ 4:30-6pm EST

Trivia will 4 rounds of 10 questions—3 General knowledge and 1 Lab Animal

Zoom Link HERE to join! Upon entry to the Zoom, the host will provide the link to the Trivia platform(Chrome recommended). Upon entry to the Game, you will select your Branch to join your team. Score will be kept and the Branch with the highest total score will be the FIRST to take home the inaugural Battle of the Branches Trophy and bragging rights as the smartest Branch for the next year!



The NEBAALAS BRTT PLANNING Committee is looking for informed subject matter experts to speak at the 2021 VIRTUAL NEBAALAS BRTT on THURSDAY, APRIL 15, 2021!

We are looking for presenters who will contribute new insights and/or practices. Speaking at the NEBAALAS BRTT Conference will give you the opportunity to share your knowledge, expertise and learning experiences with peers and colleagues throughout the district 1 region!


Throughout the day, we have three tracks, ALAT, LAT and LATG and general sessions. We are looking for speakers/presenters who promote exploration, collaboration and innovation in the field of Laboratory Animal Science.

Topics should be current and relevant to one or all role levels of Animal Care Techs, Veterinary Technicians, and Facility Supervisors/Managers/Team Leaders.

Suggested current topics could include Diversity & Inclusion, Reduced Staffing Schedules, Compassion Awareness (Pandemic-related), Virtual Interviewing Tips, Pandemic Disaster Planning, Regulatory Visits during Pandemic, and New AVMA Guidelines.


  • Click on "SPEAKER ABSTRACT". You will be able to download fillable PDF from our website. Fill out the form with all of the required information and save it to your desktop.
  • When ready to submit, email your abstract to
  • Once submitted, you cannot edit your abstract(s).


  • You will be required to provide your POWERPOINT PRESENTATION and HANDOUTS by the deadline.
  • All speaker PowerPoints will be PDF and uploaded to the conference materials link for download by registered conference participants.
  • There is no limit on the number of proposals you may submit, however, a speaker cannot present more than once, unless part of a panel.

ALL abstracts will be reviewed in mid-December and notifications will be sent by email in early to mid-January 2021.


Fostering an Animal Hero

Homes for Animal Heroes is a foster-based program, meaning we do not have a physical facility to temporarily house dogs prior to permanent rehoming. Quality foster homes are the cornerstone of successful rehoming, introducing dogs to a daily routine and helping them acclimate to life after their involvement in biomedical research.

As a foster volunteer, you will play a key role in matching foster dogs to the best possible forever home. You will work directly with the local Homes for Animal Heroes Regional Coordinator to ensure the health, safety and well-being of the foster dog to help rehome the do permanently. All necessary veterinary care will be provided by Homes for Animal Heroes through the foster period. Any expenses incurred by the foster volunteer may be tax-deductible.

Position Requirements:

If you love dogs, appreciate biomedical research, and have the desire to care for and train animal heroes, then fostering may be for you. Contact information: To learn more, contact your regional coordinator or call/email National Animal Interest Alliance at (503) 227-8450 or