As President of IAHAIO it is my great joy to welcome you to our homepage.

IAHAIO is a global umbrella organization drawing together many associations doing exciting work in the human-animal interaction (HAI) field. We embrace those who are working in research, education, and practice of HAI. Our mission is to provide international leadership in advancing the HAI field. We do this through international conferences, collaborative projects, and an interactive web-based discussion area. We aim to help those working in HAI to network together to develop ground-breaking collaborative projects.

Our member groups are leading the world in HAI! Join us and prepare for an exciting journey as we move our field forward in highly creative international ventures!


Rebecca A. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN


Symposium IAHAIO 2014

IAHAIO's 2014 AGM and yearly symposium will be held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 24, 25 and 26 July.

"Bridging Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries in Human-Animal Interactions".

In this symposium we will engage in vital conversations to share perspectives, practices and knowledge in HAI to accomplish better understanding and information exchange between the member organizations and cultures.

24 July AGM and Reception
25 & 26 July Plenaries (4)

Poster presentations of Memberorganizations (instructions to follow)
Workshops about Critical Issues in AAI: Terminologies; Best Practices and Standards; Global database; Sustainability.
Costs: IAHAIO members 450 USD per person, non-members 550 USD, students 275 USD (registration, reception, dinner and beach barbeque included).

Click here for further details and updates on the symposium
To register for the Symposium click here 
Click here for the symposium flyer

To download a reservationform for the hotel click here. Email the filled in form to
The number of participants is restricted to 150 so early booking is advised.