For a Remembrance of Dr. Leslie Nader, go here.
The MSMR Annual Meeting of Members is June 14th.
Announcing the MSMR Annual Meeting at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston on June 14th. The Business Meeting will run from 10:30am - noon and then our Luncheon and Awards Program will begin.
MSMR members may attend the Annual Meeting at no cost!
For much more detailed information and registration, go here.
MSMR is a Partner in the APS Archive of Teaching Resources
There are thousands of teaching resources for K - 16, grad school and medical school, ranging from individual images to entire syllabi. All are peer reviewed.
MSMR's 60th Anniversary Is Coming
MSMR, founded in 1953, is the oldest regionally based education and advocacy organization in our field.
We are planning a Gala Celebration in September of 2013, and we need lots of hands in planning it - design, auction, marketing, site choice, event selection, and even more. If you'd like to volunteer, please write to us. It's sure to be a lot of fun and a terrific event.
Want to Know More About A Career in Laboratory Animal Science?
Laboratory animal science is a growing field. Skilled professionals work in research facilities at hospitals, colleges and universities, research institutes, biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, government agencies, veterinary and medical schools, and contract research organizations.
Click here for our brochure about careers in laboratory animal science.
And for many more details, visit our active map for high schools and colleges and find detailed information on their programs, certificates and degrees. Click here to get to MSMR's new web section titled Educational Programs for Laboratory Animal Science.
Your MSMR Workshop Planning Guide
MSMR's professional development workshops offer participant tools to do their jobs better. Check here for greater detail about each program three months before the scheduled date.
Special addition: MSMR co-hosted the first IAA Best Practices Meeting in Boston on November 8 & 9, 2012.
|10/1/12 - 10/2/12
||3 Is - IACUCs, IBCs and IRBs. Check out the agenda. Registration for this event is closed.
The Laboratory Animal Enrichment Symposium.
This program was held on March 15, 2013 with 225 attendees. Here is the winning poster from the Poster Competition. To see this and other posters from the session in detail, log in at For Members and go to Workshops.
||New Trends, Issues & Developments in Security, Biosecurity and Terrorism. For security, facilities, and human relations staffs; research administrators; communications and public relations professionals, researchers and vivarium staff. The Program Agenda is here. Significant discount for MSMR members. This workshop is now completed.
||IACUCs and IBCs - Finding Common Ground - by invitation only.
|10/7/13 - 10/9/13
||The 3 Is - IACUCs, IRBs and IBCs - More details and an agenda coming soon for this marquee program linking three crucial research oversight committees. Half-day and two full days.
|3x per year
||Introduction to Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees (6-week course - see immediately below)
Special On-Line Training for
IACUC Community Members
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Now with RACE-approved credit hours!
MSMR offers our exclusive On-LineTraining Program for IACUC Community Members. Study in the comfort of your own home.
This is a 6-week semi-self-paced course with live instructor office hours and weekly homework.
Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians successfully completing all course requirements are eligible for RACE-approved credit hours. To learn more, call the MSMR office.
The current session is now fully subscribed. To be placed on an alert list for the next session (September), please send a note with the subject, "IACUC On-line Training"
What A Year!
What A Year! spends every day reading through scientific journals, conference programs and science websites to find the best breakthroughs on which to report. To check out the What A Year! archive, click here.
Science is Everywhere!
Want to learn about a nano-tattoo that may someday replace repeated finger sticks for people with diabetes? Or why hibernating bears don't end up with fragile bones, the way hibernating people would? What A Year! awaits you on-line. Just click here.
What A Year! is free. You can also sign up to get our monthly e-mail announcement or get an RSS feed, or a Twitter feed.
Our archive has all the monthly What A Year! stories from the last seven school years. You can check it out and enjoy the ones you missed. Just click here.
Each month of the school year (September - June) you can learn about medical breakthroughs, what they might mean for future cures and treatments, and a little about the people who dedicate their lives to research.
To go to What A Year! click here.