The 57th Annual Symposium will be held in Québec City, QC from May 5-8, 2018 at the Hilton Québec and Québec City Convention Centre. Plan to attend for:

  • a chance to network with LAS professionals from across the country
  • small class size workshops
  • talking posters
  • vendor technical presentations
  • posters
  • scientific talks
  • exhibit hall
  • a variety of social events

It is the perfect education and networking opportunity for all those involved in animal-based science.

Future Dates and Locations 

May 25-28, 2019 - Vancouver-Richmond, BC

The 57th CALAS / ACSAL Symposium will take place in Quebec City, from May 5 to 8, 2018


We are Canadians. We live in the 2nd largest country in the world, in which more than 35 million men and women live today. If the great Canadian territory was inhabited by Amerindians for millennia, it is in Quebec City that Canada as we know it, began its adventure, more than 410 years ago. Founded in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain, the city of Quebec was colonized by Europeans, then invaded and defeated by the English in 1759. It is thanks to this rich past that our country has a great cultural diversity and such a beautiful opening of the 'mind’.


We have learned to live together and to be enriched by the differences of our peoples in order to be a country where the respect of all, the freedom of expression and the education of the citizens are at the heart of our lives.

Canadian scientific research shines at the international level and basic research is obviously the basis of the latter. Animal health technicians in the laboratory are at the heart of a respectful environment for animals and each year more creative in their way of increasing the quality of care provided and the comfort given to our laboratory animals.

The Quebec chapter is pleased to host the 57th CALAS / ASCAL Congress, from May 5 to 8, 2018, under the theme "Learning to live together"!

Come and interact with your peers to optimize your knowledge and offer the best possible care for your animals.

In Quebec, we are proud of our city, our folklore! We will welcome you in the heart of the district of Old Quebec, which is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO ! With a little more than 530,000 inhabitants, Quebec is often categorized as a "small village" ... but that's probably what has earned us the reputation for being a warm, smiling and welcoming people, always ready to share a good time! We cannot wait to live this with you!


Your 2018 Congress Organizing Committee

Chapter CALAS / ACSAL of Quebec


Cindia Careau, Sébastien Poulin, Anne-Marie Moisan, Catherine Couture, Dan Citra and Katerine Matte.


CALAS/ACSAL National Office: PO Box 20507 - 2901 Sheppard Avenue East Toronto, ON M1T 3V5
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