The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) has opened its first European office. Approximately 20 per cent of SLAS’ global membership is based in Europe, and the society has described the launch of the European office as an initial, albeit critical, step to better serving current members based in Europe, with a goal to grow membership and engagement levels in the future.
Located in Brussels, Belgium, the SLAS Europe office is the Society’s third on three different continents, joining operations in Shanghai, China, and SLAS Global Headquarters in suburban Chicago, Illinois, USA. Staffed by a team of three professionals, the short-term objectives include the establishment of a Europe volunteer leadership team, and the building of alliances with complementary, mission-driven organisations that also serve the scientific technology professional community.
‘This is another exciting moment in SLAS history,’ said Jeff Paslay, SLAS president. ‘As we open the doors of our third regional office, we take another major step toward fulfilling our commitment to enabling laboratory science and technology professionals around the globe to enjoy increased access to our full menu of programmes, products, services and events. Our new SLAS Europe office is an essential first step in amplifying European participation to the 360-degrees of benefits available to SLAS members everywhere.’
The new SLAS Europe office is located at 300, Avenue de Tervueren, B-1150, Brussels, Belgium. The telephone number is +32.2.739.3026 and the general email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. An SLAS Europe website is currently under development.