International Discipline-Associated Organizations

International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine (IACLAM)


Dr Kurosawa is a Visiting Professor at the Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University where he is looking after AAALAC International accredited program. After the graduation from Hokkaido University Veterinary School, he moved to Veterinary School at Massy University (NZ). He has a veterinary surgery and anesthesiology training at Massy University for five years. When he came back to Japan, he joined to Department of Surgery, Teikyo University Medical School as an Assistant Professor for 8 years. And then he moved to the Institute of Experimental Animal Sciences, Osaka University Medical School where he made a general plan of new animal facility as an Associate Professor. He also had training for laboratory animal medicine under Prof. Ben Cohen at University of Michigan (USA).
He and his associates founded Japanese College of Laboratory Animal Medicine (JCLAM) in 1998 two years before ECLAM founded and then founded International Association of Colleges of Laboratory Animal Medicine (IACLAM) in 2005 with ACLAM and ECLAM as the first immediate past president of IACLAM. He has served on many national and international committees to develop animal welfare policies and standards. In ISO TC194 biological and clinical evaluation of medical devices, he has served as a convener to create and maintain IS 10993-2 Animal Welfare Requirement and in OIE he and his colleagues create Chapter 7.8 Use of animals in research and education under Section 7 Animal Welfare in Terrestrial Animal Health Code. He has severed for AAALAC International as a council and an Ad Hoc scientists as a very early Asian member to promote its spirit to Asian countries.

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