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2014 - 4-7 May
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IACUC Training Workshop
15 May 2014

Natcher Conf. Ctr. NIH
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Animal Welfare Short Course
American College  of Animal Welfare
15-17 May

Raleigh, NC
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2014 NC Workshop in
Laboratory Animal Med.
15-18 May
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28th Annual Charles River Short Course
16-19 June 2014
Marriott Hotel Newton, MA
 
2014 Certification Exam
13 July 2014
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7th Rsearch Triangle Park
Rodent Pathology Course

21-23 September 2014
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About Us

The American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (ACLAM) is a specialty board recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the certifying organization for laboratory animal medicine, a recognized specialty within the veterinary medical profession. ACLAM was founded in 1957 to:

  • encourage education, training, and research in laboratory animal medicine;
  • establish standards of training and experience for veterinarians professionally involved with the care and health of laboratory animals; and
  • recognize qualified persons in laboratory animal medicine, through certification examination and other means.

Candidates who pass the ACLAM certification exam receive the title of Diplomate. ACLAM has certified over 525 veterinarians as active specialists in the field of laboratory animal medicine.

ACLAM's active membership comprises over 706 Diplomates. There are 625 active Diplomates, 69 retired Diplomates, and 12 honorary members.

History

ACLAM was chartered on February 18, 1957, and is incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois as a not-for-profit organization.

ACLAM was originally established as the American Board of Laboratory Animal Medicine by 18 "charter Fellows" who had made significant contributions to laboratory animal medicine and were actively engaged in the specialty. The name of the organization was changed to its present form on August 24, 1961, and the term "Fellow" was discontinued in favor of "Diplomate."

The basic policies and concepts of ACLAM have not changed since its formation. Testing and certification of qualified veterinarians who specialize in laboratory animal medicine is our highest priority. Through our educational programs, members and the scientific community are apprised of advances in laboratory animal medicine. A strategic plan to enhance and broaden ACLAM activities was approved in 1993 and implemented in 1994.