National Meeting Information for International Attendees
International attendees to the AALAS National Meeting may request from AALAS an invitation letter to assist in obtaining a travel visa. Invitations will be sent standard mail; however, expedited delivery is available at the requestor’s expense. Click here to request a letter.
Do you need a VISA and/or passport? The following links may provide helpful information.
Online Resources for Internationals
For more information, contact the GPAC Chair or the GPAC BOT Liaison.
AALAS Speakers Bureau
The AALAS Speakers Bureau is a service provided by AALAS to help international meeting organizers locate speakers for their meetings.
If you are a speaker and would like to add your name to the list of speakers, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter your name and location in the subject line of the message.
Meeting planners who desire to request a speaker should email email@example.com. Enter the name of your group/organization in the subject line of the message, and include the following information in the body of the message:
AALAS will distribute this information to the speakers' list. Interested speakers should then contact thn meeting contact person directly to discuss details. All negotiations regarding travel, fees, dates, etc., will be between the meeting contact person and the potential speaker.
Once a speaker is scheduled for the meeting, please notify AALAS of the details of the speaker agreement. AALAS will advertise the group's event on the AALAS website and in the published AALAS calendar of events.
The Global Partners Advisory Council (GPAC) was formed in 2011 as the next generation of the International Relations Advisory Council (IRAC). The IRAC was established in 1998 as an ad hoc committee and evolved into an advisory council comprising three members (appointed for rotating 3-year terms), the AALAS representatives to international affiliated organizations, a BOT liaison, and an AALAS staff liaison. Charged with fostering international relationships for the exchange of ideas and information, GPAC strives to:
• Promote liaisons with other societies and advocacy organizations.
• Assimilate and address issues relative to the international laboratory animal
• Attract, stimulate and support a diverse membership within AALAS.
• Generate enthusiasm and opportunity for active participation in AALAS.
• Establish synergy within the AALAS community.