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regional scientific meetings, an international scientific meeting held every 4 years, the dissemination of information, and expert consultation with those requesting assistance.
ICLAS membership is composed of national members, scientific union members, scientific members, and associate members. The Governing Board is responsible for implementing the general policy of ICLAS and is elected by the General Assembly every 4 years.
Laboratory Animal Management Association (LAMA), Mr. Paul Schwikert, Past-President. P.O. Box 1744, Silver Spring, MD 20915 (phone: 313-577-1418; fax: 313-577-5890).
LAMA is a nonprofit educational organization. Membership includes individuals and institutions involved in laboratory animal management, medicine, and science. The mission of the association, founded in 1984, is to "enhance the quality of management and care of laboratory animals throughout the world." The objectives of LAMA include promoting the dissemination of ideas, experiences, and knowledge in the management of laboratory animals, encouraging continued education, acting as a spokesperson for the field of laboratory animal management, and assisting in the training of managers. The organization conducts a midyear forum on management issues and topics of interest to the general membership and an annual meeting in conjunction with the American Association of Laboratory Animals Science national meeting. LAMA Review is a quarterly journal on management issues published by the organization, and LAMA Lines is a bimonthly newsletter on topics of general interest to the membership.
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals/American Humane Education Society (MSPCA/AHES), 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130 (phone: 617-522-7400; fax: 617-522-4885).
The Center for Laboratory Animal Welfare at MSPCA/AHES was formed in 1992 to bring thoughtful analysis to the complex issues surrounding the use of animals in research, testing, and education. Its work involves researching issues related to the welfare of laboratory animals, creating educational materials, and developing programs on issues of interest to the public.
Founded in 1868, MSPCA/AHES is one of the largest animal-protection organizations in the world. It operates three animal hospitals, seven animal shelters, and a statewide law-enforcement program in Massachusetts. It is widely recognized for national leadership in humane education, publications, legislative issues, and veterinary medicine.