President's message

Welcome to LAWTE 2016! 

What an amazing time to be involved in this exciting industry.  I believe that change is on the horizon and I am so thrilled that we are poised to be leaders during these critical years.  New research holds promise for cures that will impact lives and strengthen humanity.  Our insistence on top quality animal care will continue to improve welfare and enrich the lives of laboratory animals throughout the world.  And I know that we will embrace the changes that will decrease our use of animals in research and will explore viable, legitimate non-animal alternatives.  It is wonderful to see the fruition of ideas proposed by Russell and Burch more than 50 years ago.  LAWTE has long championed refinements to animal welfare and reductions in research animal numbers.  How inspiring to usher in the age of replacements that will change the very fabric of research and discovery.  This organization is full of dedicated animal science professionals that are lovingly committed to the animals within their care, the education of their peers and colleagues and the unwavering desire to make the world a better place, free of disease, pain and heartbreak.  Through training and outreach, I know that we can achieve our aspirations.  In the words of Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  I am so honored and privileged that you have allowed me to serve as your President.  I look forward to working with you, learning from you and growing together.  Thank you LAWTE!

Most sincerely,

Lisa Kelly
LAWTE President 2016/2017


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QUAD Symposium (AALAS District I) – “Back to the Future”
May 19-20
Uncasville, CT


Canadian Association of Laboratory Animal Science 55th Annual Symposium
“The Dirt on Germs: The Good, The Bad, The Unknown”
June 11-14
Toronto, ON, Canada

Laboratory Animal Welfare Training Exchange