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ASSOCIATION FOR ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION OF LABORATORY ANIMAL CARE INTERNATIONALaaalacagupdateWhere science and responsible animal care connect. Summer 2004AAALAC forms agriculturaladvisory committeeAAALAC International (the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care),has appointed an advisory committee to help AAALAC better serve the agricultural animal researchand teaching communities. The “Agricultural Research Program Accreditation Advisory Committee”(ARPAAC) met for the fi rst time and outlined a number of possible initiatives that will help AAALACbetter communicate with agricultural animal research professionals, including new educational programstailored to meet their individual and institutional needs.continued next page...cover pg. two pg. threeAAALACformsagriculturaladvisorycommitteeInsightsfrom theagriculturaladvisorycommitteeMyths andmisperceptionsabout AAALAC


ASSOCIATION FOR ASSESSMENT AND ACCREDITATION OF LABORATORY ANIMAL CARE INTERNATIONALAgricultural issue ofConnection now online!The 2004 Winter/Spring issue of AAALAC’s Connectionnewsletter is now online at www.aaalac.org. This issueis devoted to “Agricultural research and AAALACaccreditation,” anddiscusses issues,challenges, and thestandards AAALACapplies to agriculturalinstitutions. Toreceive a freehard copy of thepublication, e-mailaccredit@aaalac.org.4 AAALAC restructuresExecutive Office andCouncil on AccreditationAAALAC International is pleased to announce therestructuring and augmentation of its Executive Offi ce.Effective this summer, AAALAC International’s SeniorDirector, Dr. Kathryn A. Bayne, will relocate to Hawaii andassume the duties of Director of Pacifi c Rim Activities andAssociate Director for Accreditation. A search committeeis working to fi ll the position of Senior Director, located inAAALAC International’s Rockville, Maryland, USA offi ce. As adirect result of the recommendations coming from ARPAAC(AAALAC’s agricultural advisory committee), the SeniorDirector position is being modifi ed to incorporate signifi cantnew responsibilities in the area of education.Remaining in his position as Director of European Activitiesis Dr. Egil Berge of Lasne, Belgium. Dr. Berge serves asAAALAC International’s principal spokesperson throughoutEurope. Earlier this year, AAALAC restructured its Council onAccreditation into North American and European Sections.As new programs become accredited in other geographicalregions, AAALAC will consider additional region-specifi cCouncil Sections.ASSOCIATION FOR ASSESSMENTAND ACCREDITATION OFLABORATORY ANIMAL CAREINTERNATIONALAAALAC International (the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care) is a nonprofi t organizationdedicated to promoting good science and the humane treatment of animals in research and teaching through voluntaryaccreditation and assessment programs. More than 660 institutions in 21 countries have earned AAALAC accreditation,demonstrating their commitment to responsible animal care and use. More information is available on AAALAC International’sWeb site at www.aaalac.org.AAALAC International in the U.S.:11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1211Rockville, Maryland 20852-3035301.231.5353 tel301.231.8282 faxAAALAC International in Europe:Avenue de Tervuren 4021150 Brussels, Belgium+32.2.761.6678 tel+32.2.761.6679 faxaccredit@aaalac.org • www.aaalac.org

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