IAHAIO Symposium 2015

28-30 May, Copenhagen, Denmark
 

 

The theme for the 2015 IAHAIO Symposium was "Advancing HAI Beyond Boundaries: Developing a Road Map Toward the Future”. It was kindly hosted by IAHAIO member organisation, Trygfonden

Our symposium was very well attended with representatives from our member organisations and other leading experts in HAI from around the globe. The workshops provided stimulating discussions on many of the challenges currently experienced by those working in the field, as well as a look to some of the solutions available.  The social events also provided great opportunities for networking. Download the Symposium flyer here.

 

The programme- click here for the final programme

Plenaries

Prof. dr. Brinda Jegatheesan, University of Washington, USA: HAI Beyond Boundaries and Societies

Dr. Rainer Wohlfahrt, President, ESAAT (European Society for Animal- Assisted Therapy), Germany: AAI and Quality Assurance

Michael Kaufmann, Director, Green Chimneys, USA: AAI Longevity and Sustainability.

Prof. dr. Rebecca Johnson, IAHAIO President, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA: HAI & AAI, Ageing Society, Global Perspectives

Dr. Karen Thodberg, Denmark: HAI & AAI, Ageing Society, Denmark

Workshops

1. Developing Standards for Education and Training in Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI)

2. Developing a Code of Practice for Animal Care, Welfare and Wellbeing in AAI
    Speaker: Elizabeth Ormerod, BVM, MRCV, FRSA, Animal Welfare in AAI

 

Sponsors

IAHAIO is grateful to our hosting sponsor, Trygfonden, and for sponsorship received from the following organisations in support of this event:

            Nestle Purina





































Announcements

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 24 June 2017 at the University of California, Davis, California, USA. The IAHAIO Annual General Meeting will take place on 23 June. Registration is now open. Full details, including the IAHAIO programme, can be found here. IAHAIO member, Pet Partners, is also offering 6 places to IAHAIO members for their Pet Partners Evaluator Training which will take place during the conference. Further details are available here.

IAHAIO White Paper - Animal assisted interventions

The IAHAIO White Paper outlining definitions and guidelines for animal assisted interventions and wellness of animals involved was endorsed by  IAHAIO members in 2014, and has now been translated into French, German, Dutch and Polish. An essential document for everyone involved in AAI. For further information, click here.

IAHAIO Digital Photo Contest

When you look at HAI, what do you see? HAI around the world

Open to all IAHAIO member organisations, the IAHAIO photo contest invites members to share their images of human-animal interactions with the IAHAIO community and help build our photo library. It carries a first prize of $500. Closing date for submissions is 15 May 2017. For contest rules and instructions. please click here.


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.

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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