Call for Abstracts – Human Animal Interaction Special Interest Group – 21 February 2020

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The Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Interest Group of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is calling for abstracts for talks to be included in a symposium centered on HAI and aging. The symposium will be submitted to GSA’s Scientific Meeting which will take place November 4th to 8th in Philadelphia, PA. All abstracts which fall under the conference theme of “Honor the past and enrich the future” are welcome. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) pets and/or animal-assisted interventions (AAI) in the lives, health, and well-being of older adults; the impact of current and past pet ownership; pets and/or AAI and intergenerational interaction; pets and hospice/palliative care, etc.

Please send a provisional title and an abstract of up to 150 words to Jessica Bibbo at jbibbo@benrose.org.

The submission deadline is 8 PM (EST) February 21st, 2020.

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