PALAS 2018 Convention

› Message

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from the Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

     We are pleased to announce the forthcoming 30th Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science (PALAS) Annual Scientific Conference and Workshop on May 23-25, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig City. PALAS is a member of International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS) and Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (AFLAS), and partner of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), Philippine College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (PCLAM), the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) and the Bureau of Animal Industry, Department of Agriculture (DA-BAI). Our theme for this year is "Science and Safety: Challenges in Animal Research". A pre-conference workshop on "Basic Animal Care and Use Course" will be held the first Day, May 23, 2018 starting at 8:00 AM. at the same venue.

     This conference aim to further educate participants from the academe, research institutions and industry on the current trends and issues in biomedical research using laboratory animals. The pre-conference workshop on the other hand is intended to provide understanding on the basic animal care and use

     In this regard, we are respectfully inviting your faculty members, researchers, research assistants and students to attend the two-day conference and one-day pre-conference workshop. Furthermore, we invite you to submit abstract/s for the oral and poster presentation for the Scientific Conference. The top three (3) oral and poster presentation will receive cash prize and certificate of presentation. The pre-registration and on-site registration fees, guidelines for abstract submission, oral and poster preparation and presentation are attached herewith.

     Lastly, in behalf of the PALAS Board and Officers, I would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for your untiring and generous support to our organization.

Very truly yours,

Maria Amelita C. Estacio, DVM, PhD

Rohani B. Cena, DVM, MSc
Convention Chair

› Registration Fee

May 23-25, 2018 | Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig City


    April 30, 2018
    Member or Student PHP 2,000
    Non-Member PHP 2,500

    • Limited slots only, pre-registration is required
    • Inclusive of convention kit, Lunch, AM and PM snacks during the 1-day workshop


    Before April 30, 2018 After April 30, 2018
    Student PHP 2,800 PHP 3,000
    Member PHP 5,000 PHP 5,500
    Mon-Member PHP 5,500 PHP 6,000
    Lifetime Member PHP 4,500 PHP 4,500
    Foreign USD 300 USD 350

    • Inclusive of convention kit, Lunch, AM and PM snacks during the 2-day conference/workshop
    • Participation during fellowship night (with drinks and food) on the first day of the conference



    Payments can be made at any Security Bank branch using the following details:
    Account Name: Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science
    Bank Name: Security Bank
    Account Number: 461-006092-001


    Account Name: Philippine Association for Laboratory Animal Science Inc
    US Dollar Account Number: 0461 0060 92200
    Bank Name: Security Bank
    Bank Address: Security Bank Mandaluyong Greenfield, Units 7 and 8 Level 1, Soho Central, Greenfield District, Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City
    Swift Code: SETCPHMM

  • *** Keep your bank deposit slip for presentation. You will be required to upload a copy of deposit slip for your on line registration. Official receipt may be claimed at the registration desk on the day of the conference.

› Application

  • Click register for the 2018 PALAS Convention! » REGISTER
  • Download the Convention Invitation Letter here. » INVITATION LETTER

› Program