IAHAIO Conference 19-21 June 2020, Poland – Save the Date!

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We are delighted to announce the details for our 2020 conference. It will be a joint event with IAHAIO member organization SZL and will take place 19-21 June at the Life Science University, Warsaw, Poland, ul. Ciszewskiego 8.  The conference is run in partnership with Dyrebar Omsorg,  Eötvös Loránd University.

The theme for this year’s conference is Animals in AAI: The Best Fit

The aims of the conference are:

  1. To explain how good animal welfare and well-being in AAI can be achieved across different species and settings
  2. To highlight how the best fit between animals and humans, taking into account animal cognition, emotions, personality and breed type in AAI can lead to good quality outcomes
  3. To share opportunities for education and training for dog handlers and volunteers working in AAI
  4. To share current trends and good practice in AAI in Europe
  5. To highlight needs of developing AAI programmes in Europe
  6. To share a new personality assessment tool for dogs working in AAI: PADA – Personality Assessment for Dogs in AAI

The conference will feature two expert plenary speakers, as well as a choice of special workshop sessions and 5 minute rapid oral presentations. A Call for Abstracts will be made shortly. In addition, several IAHAIO member organizations across Europe will give us insight into their work and latest developments.

We are thrilled to include in the registration a third day, featuring Adam Miklosi and his team presenting a new personality assessment for dogs in AAI (PADA).

This conference will be of interest to practitioners delivering AAI; AAI animal trainers; Researchers in AAI; IAHAIO members; AAI practitioners and researchers in Poland and wider Europe; managers of institutions, hospital staff and volunteers.

The cost to attend is 140 euros for IAHAIO members and 170 euros for non-IAHAIO members. This includes attendance on all 3 days as well as dinner on Saturday 20th June.  We thank the Erasmus/PADA project for sponsoring the programme on Sunday 21st June.

IAHAIO members: Please note that the IAHAIO 2020 Annual General Meeting will take place on the morning of 19 June 2020.

Registration for the conference will open early March 2020. A list of accommodation and travel suggestions will also be made available then.

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