Mission

Our mission is to provide international leadership in advancing the field of Human Animal Interaction (HAI). This is accomplished through research, education, and collaboration among our membership, policy makers, clinical practitioners, other human animal interaction organizations and the general public.

Goals
For the fields of human-animal interactions and animal-assisted interventions:

  1. Promote new research, education and practice development
  2. Provide a forum for sharing ideas and information, and building collaborations
  3. Educate policy and decision makers at national and international levels about the benefits of both fields

Strategies

  1. Hold international conference every three years.
  2. Conduct a yearly annual general meeting and symposium engaging member groups.
  3. Sponsor policy statements/resolutions on issues related to HAI.

Click here to read our latest strategy document 'Advancing the field of Human-Animal Interaction: Engaging IAHAIO Members Globally'.















































Announcements

Temple Grandin interview

We are delighted to share a video of Temple Grandin being interviewed by IAHAIO Board member, Brinda Jegatheesan, which was shown at the IAHAIO conference in July. Click here to view.

IAHAIO conference stream and AGM 2017, California

IAHAIO is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a dedicated HCAB stream at the ISAZ conference on 25 June 2017 at Davis, California, USA. The IAHAIO Annual General Meeting will also take place around this time. Further details and booking information will be available soon.

Modules in Anthrozoology - new module added!

We are delighted to announce that a new module has been added to the education initiative of IAHAIO and the Open University of the Netherlands: Animal Assisted Education. This is an online learning programme and you can purchase the modules at any time, and work at your own pace. For further information, please click here


People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new IAHAIO open-access, peer-reviewed Journal! It publishes articles relating to research, practice and education in HAI and AAI. For further information and to submit abstracts for review for the first issues, please click here.


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