Bangalore, India

Attaining AAALAC International Accreditation – Myth and Facts

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The LASA India in collaboration with the AAALAC International organizes this workshop to promote the high standards for the care and use of research animals. This workshop provides AAALAC International expectation and guidance for key personnel involving in attaining AAALAC International accredited animal care and use programs or the new applicant institutions interested in seeking AAALAC International accreditation in the near future. The workshop will be useful for the Institutional Officials or high level management personnel, Attending Veterinarians or veterinarians, IAEC Chairpersons and members, occupational health personnel, facility engineers and leading scientists in India and Pacific Rim Countries. Certificates of Attendance will be provided to each participant.


  • To be familiar with AAALAC International Rules of Accreditation, accreditation concepts and process, the AAALAC International standards and expectation, common deficiencies identified at AAALAC International Site Visits in the Pacific Rim region.
  • To provide guidance for preparing AAALAC International Program Descriptions and the AAALAC International Site Visits.
  • To discuss challenges found in some setups i.e. academia, universities, government organizations etc.
  • To discuss AAALAC International harmonization in any country where local requirements are different than the Guide recommendations.
  • To bring questions relevant to your home institutions.

Speakers and Panelists:

  • Dr. Kathryn Bayne, MS, PhD, DVM, DACLAM, DACAW, CAAB
    CEO, AAALAC International
  • Dr. Arvind Ingle, MVSc, PhD, DICVP, FNAVS
    President, LASA India & AFLAS Associations
    Scientific Officer ‘G’, Officer-in-Charge, Laboratory Animal Facility
    Tata Memorial Centre, ACTREC, Navi Mumbai, India
    Ad hoc Specialist, AAALAC International
  • Dr. Leslie Retnam, BVetSC, MLAS, MRCVS
    Director, Veterinary Services,
    Biological Resource Centre, Singapore
  • Dr. Montip Gettayacamin, DVM, DACLAM
    Senior Director for Southeast Asia,
    AAALAC International
  • Dr. Suresh Poosala, DVM, MS, PhD
    President and CEO, OncoSeek Bio Pvt Ltd., Bangalore, India
    Member, Council on Accreditation, AAALAC International
  • Dr. Samarendra Narayanan, MVSc
    Regional Director, Agriculture Skill Council of India, Bangalore, India
    Ad hoc Specialist, AAALAC International
Timings Program
08:30 – 08:40 Welcome by Dr. KS Rao, Eurofin Advinus Limited, Bangalore
Workshop Introduction by Dr. Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC International, USA
08:40 – 09:30 AAALAC International Expectation and Harmonization with CPCSEA Requirements
Dr. Kathryn Bayne, AAALAC International, USA
09:30 – 10:30 The CPCSEA Form ‘B’ (Application for Permission for Animal Experiments)- Have we met AAALAC International Expectations?
Dr. Arvind Ingle, Ad hoc Specialist, AAALAC International, India
10:30 – 11:30 How Do We Avoid Common Animal Care and Use Program Pitfalls- Pacific Rim Experience
Dr. Leslie Retnam, Council Member, AAALAC International, Singapore
11:30 – 12:00 Q & A- All speakers
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00 – 14:00 AAALAC International Myth and Fact
Dr. Montip Gettayacamin, AAALAC International, Southeast Asia, Thailand
14:00 – 15:00 How Do We Avoid Common IAEC (IACUC) Pitfalls- Corporate Experience
Dr. Suresh Poosala, Council Member, AAALAC International, India
15:00 – 16:00 Preparing for AAALAC International Site Visit- CRO Experience
Dr. Samarendra Narayanan, Ad hoc Specialist, AAALAC International, India
16:00 – 17:00 Q & A- All speakers