The 15th Triennial International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) conference will take place from the 12 -14 April 2019 in Brewster, New York (one hour north of Manhattan) at the world-renowned Sam and Myra Ross Institute at Green Chimneys.
Call for abstracts
All abstracts submissions for oral and poster presentations from researchers and practitioners in AAI and HAI, around the conference theme of ‘Science Meets Practice: Creating Healthy Environments for People and Animals’, must be submitted via the online portal by 22 October 2018.
About the conference
‘Science Meets Practice: Creating Healthy Environments for People and Animal’s will primarily focus on:
- Innovative animal-assisted approaches in the field of children and adolescents
- Practical sessions that aim to educate and inform program development and administration
- Examples of studies and best practice programs that demonstrate the connection between research and practice
- Effective methodologies for studying AAI, particularly evaluating outcomes
About the venue
IAHAIO member, Green Chimneys, is an active human-animal interaction program recognised as a worldwide leader in animal-assisted therapy and educational activities for children with special needs. As such, delegates will benefit from high-quality research papers, dynamic keynotes, and facilitated theme sessions, as well as observing how Green Chimneys combines animal and nature-based programs to support 200 children with psycho-social and developmental disabilities in a school and residential setting.
Who should attend?
Anyone interested in learning more about current innovations across the globe in the field of animal-assisted interventions and human-animal interactions, such as researchers, practitioners, students, educators, social workers, psychologists and other healthcare professional, ethologists, veterinarians, ethicists, animal trainers etc.
More information can be found on the Green Chimneys website.