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LABORATORY ANIMAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OF MALAYSIA

Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia (LASAM) is a non-profit organization comprising scientists, veterinarians, and technicians who use, study and care for laboratory animals. LASAM was established in 1994 to expand on ethical, experimental, knowledge and advance the implementation of science and technology in laboratory animal sciences.

The membership of LASAM covers the full spectrum of professional expertise relating to the care and welfare of animals used in research in Malaysia. This includes the provision of daily animal care, technical skill, veterinary support, ethics, regulatory management, training and the supply of equipment and services. LASAM puts the 3Rs of Laboratory Animal Science ’Replacement, Reduction and Refinement’ centre stage.

LASAM is also the affiliated member of Asian Federation of Laboratory Science (AFLAS)

HISTORY

OUR MISSION

:: To advocate better understanding of the need for animals in research.
:: To foster cooperation and collaboration in research and teaching between organisations and institutions.
:: The development of alternative techniques to the use of animals in research and teaching.
:: To communicate with the public and assist the Government on matters pertaining to laboratory animal sciences

ADVOCATE

To advocate better understanding of the need for animals in research

COOPERATION & COLLABORATION

To foster cooperation and collaboration in research and teaching between organisations and institutions

ALTERNATIVE

The development of alternative techniques to the use of animals in research and teaching

COMMUNICATE

To communicate with the public and assist the Government on matters pertaining to laboratory animal sciences

OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Primary contact for legislators and the public on issues of laboratory animal science and animal welfare.

To promote the accreditation of laboratory animal facilities.

Formation of working committees for the creation of scientific information and publications with recommendatoryin this field.

Education, training and further education of dealing with animal experiments persons, certification of appropriate courses

Carrying out scientific conferences and training events

Exchange the information about the experimental animal and animal research

Accreditation of experimental animal conjurer

To advocate for ethical animal practices by fostering the Three Rs:
     :: Replace the use of animals with alternative techniques
     :: Reduce the number of animals used to a minimum
     :: Refine the way experiments are carried out, to ensure animals suffer as little as possible.

President welcome note

Welcome to LASAM, it is so wonderful to have you joinus!

First of all, I would to thank all LASAM members who attended and actively participated in our recent LASAM SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR and 28 Annual General Meeting. It is my utmost privilege and honour to serve you as LASAM President. You may rest assured that I shall commit myself, my time and my thoughts to this new responsibility. Also, a big congratulations to all the newly elected executive committee members!

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the 29 year since the establishment of Laboratory Animal Science Association of Malaysia (LASAM). We had been actively involved in drafting the government policy paper related to the ethics and welfare of laboratory animals (Animal Welfare Act 2015) and in later years successfully achieved another milestone of drafting the Malaysian Code of Practice for The Care and Useof Animals for Scientific Purposes (MYCODE) in 2019. MYCODE covers the standards and guidelines on animal welfare. It serves as a reference to the licensing and enforcement authorities for all types of laboratory animal work; including research, testing and teaching activities. Just think about all that brought us here, too great to recall, all the efforts, all the insights, all of it. Thank you so much to our beloved members.

LASAM’s main goal is to promote humane care and use of laboratory animals, by providing guidance through scientific seminars, conferences, and laboratory animal handling workshops. As more and more new species of laboratory animals are being used in research, these present many new challenges and innovative methodologies for researchers. By gathering all the experts nationwide and abroad, LASAM pledges to effectively address pertinent issues in laboratory animal science.

Thank you.

Capt Dr. John Shia Kwong Siew, DVM, PhD

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LASAM FAMILY

A memory during LASAM Scientific Seminar and 28th AGM

Lis of previous exco members

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