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!

New!  June 2014  'Advancing the field of Human-Animal Interaction: Engaging IAHAIO Members Globally' - click here to learn more about our strategy and exciting plans for working with IAHAIO members to address vital issues in the field of human-animal interactions.


Rebecca A. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN


IAHAIO Symposium 2014

IAHAIO's 2014 AGM and yearly symposium took place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands on 24, 25 and 26 July "Bridging Cultural and Disciplinary Boundaries in Human-Animal Interactions". Over 100 delegates took part, representing many different IAHAIO member organisations from around the globe and IAHAIO was also pleased to welcome new members too.

IAHAIO would like to thank all delegates for their participation in the workshops and discussions which helped to make the event a great success.

IAHAIO was very proud to display poster presentations of the work of our members at the symposium, and these are now available to view.

New! A summary of workshop discussions is available here.

If you are interested in joining our global network of human-animal interaction organisations, please visit our membership pages.