IAHAIO Conference, Paris 11-13 July 2016

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There will also be simultaneous translation into Japanese. We thank Hills Japan for their kind sponsorship.

We are delighted to provide further details of the 14th Triennial IAHAIO international conference.

Key facts:

- The venue for the conference is the Congress Center in the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie

- Registration for the conference is still open - the deadline is 20 June.  There are discounted rates for IAHAIO members. Click here to register for the conference and associated social events.

- A draft programme for the conference is now available. This gives an indication of themes, oral presentations, timings and venues for social events. Please note that this is a draft and may be subject to change, although we will keep to the overall timings of the event. 

The final programme will be available in the delegate packs when registration opens on Sunday 10 July

Please note that the Welcome Reception is open to all delegates and takes place on the evening of 10th July(Note for IAHAIO members: The IAHAIO AGM will take place during the afternoon of the 10th July and you will be notified of this separately)

- Guidelines for presenters are now available. Guidelines for participants who have had their abstracts accepted for oral, poster or workshops are kindly asked to study the Guidelines for presenters when preparing for the conference. Please note that Apple devices will not be available at the conference - you will need to bring your presentation in a PDF format if you have prepared it on an Apple device so that it can be shown on the conference PCs which use Windows operation system.

Accommodation is not available at the conference venue, but there is a wide choice of hotels located very close to the conference venue. We advise early booking of your hotel accommodation, as there is a major sporting event in Paris leading up to the conference, and it is likely hotels will be booked quickly.

Planning on attending? Visit our dedicated Facebook page for attendees. The aim is to share accommodation, find a carpool, and so on. This group allows you to discuss practical issues around the IAHAIO conference.


Further on this page, you will find: 

Unveiling A New Paradigm: HAI in the mainstream



Theme 1

Innovations in HAI Practices across disciplines, cultures and societies around the globe

- Emphasis on wellbeing for humans and animals
- New roles in AAI and HAI for veterinarians, for medical professions, psychologists, physiotherapists, animal scientists, ethologists, biologists, social workers etc.
- New insights in AAI and HAI

Theme 2  Innovative research in different populations and settings for AAI
Theme 3  New insights in cognitions, emotions and behavior of animals in HAI and AAI
Theme 4  New theoretical perspectives on the human animal bond
Theme 5  Advancement in HAI Education e.g. accreditation, curricula, best practices trends and happenings in education, ethics
Theme 6  Global perspectives on relationship of animal abuse and interpersonal violence
Theme 7   Research methodology: AAI and quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods
Theme 8   Sustainablity in AAI

Conference Registration

Registration for the conference, including social events, is online. You can register for the conference and social events here.  IAHAIO members can register at a reduced member rate. 


Early booking is advised and needs to be booked directly with the hotel - it is not included in the conference registration fee. Please click here for a list of suggested hotels/accommodation. 

Useful Travel Information About Paris

Click here for city guides, maps and safety advice when travelling in Paris. 



We are very grateful for the support of our sponsors:

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IAHAIO Triennial International Conference 2016, Paris

IAHAIO 2016 conference: Draft programme now available

NEW 17 June: A draft programme is now available for the conference which provides details of themes, oral presentations, timings and venues for the social events. Please note that this may be subject to change, but we will keep to the overall timings of the event.

If you are presenting an oral, poster or workshop, please review our Guidelines for presenters (updated 30 May) for further details on how to prepare and what to expect at the conference.

Closing date for registration is 20 June. Visit our dedicated 2016 conference page for further details and the online registration links. Please note that refunds for conference registration fees are now not possible.

IAHAIO Annual General Meeting - Sunday 10 July, Paris

The IAHAIO Annual General Meeting 2016 will take place on Sunday, 10 July, 2pm-5pm.

The venue is Hotel Forest Hill *** Plus, located on the Cité des Sciences Plaza, Paris, France. 

This meeting is open to IAHAIO member organisations. Full members may have 2 representatives in attendance at the AGM and will have 2 votes during the meeting. Affiliate members may have 2 representatives present, but have 1 vote during the meeting. Please advise us of your attendance by 1 July, by emailing elizabeth.ormerod@btinternet.com