Programme at IAHAIO Symposium, 24-26 October, Amsterdam

The venue for the Symposium is the:

Friendship Sports Centre Amsterdam
Beemsterstraat 652
1027ED Amsterdam


IAHAIO and its member organization AAIZOO will be hosting a 3-day symposium One Health in AAI: Current trends and future collaborations in research and practice in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in Autumn 2018, 24-26 October. This exciting event will include:

  • Two international plenary presentations and two keynote talks
  • Opportunities to get involved through special sessions, posters, sharing the work in AAI/HAI organizations are involved in
  • Interviews with researchers and practitioners
  • Visits to AAI programmes in Amsterdam (transport provided) New! Please review the synopsis of the AAI programme visits and state your preferences when booking online for the symposium
  • The IAHAIO AGM (for IAHAIO members) will also take place during this time

IAHAIO is very grateful for the financial support of CEVA and Nestle Purina for this event..


Final programme

Wednesday 24 October 2018

1.30pm to 5.00pm                     Annual General Meeting for IAHAIO members (refreshments provided)

5.00pm to 7.00pm                     Registration for conference and sign-up for AAI programme visits

7.00pm to 9.00pm                     Reception with fingerfood


Thursday 25 October 2018

8.00am-8:30am                           Registration and sign-up for programme visits/Coffee

8:30am-8:45am                            Welcome address

8:45am-9:30am                            Keynote 1: Assisting the Animal in Animal-Assisted Interventions: Keys to Safeguarding Animal Welfare, Zenithson Ng 

9:45am-1:30pm                             Visit AAI programmes at Center or travel off-site

1.30pm-2.30pm                             Return to Center; LUNCH and networking

2:30pm-3:15pm                            Keynote 2:  – Theory and research methods in animal-assisted interventions AAI, Dr Steffie van der Steen

3.20pm-4.20pm                            Special sessions – Choose 1 of 4

4.20pm-4.30pm                            REFRESHMENTS

4.30pm-5.30pm                             Flash poster presentations

7:00pm                                             Dinner at Center, with musical entertainment


Friday 26 October 2018

8.30am-9:15am                            Keynote 3: Quality standards in animal-assisted interventions, Dr Karin Hediger

9:30am-1:15pm                             Visit AAI programmes at Center or travel off-site

1:15pm-2:00pm                             Return to Center; LUNCH and networking

2:00pm-3:00pm                            Flash poster presentations

3:00pm-3:20pm                            REFRESHMENTS/Vote for best posters

3:20pm-4:20pm                            Special sessions– Choose 1 of 4

4:20pm-4:50pm                             Panel discussion

4:50pm-5:00pm                             Announcement of poster winner and closing remarks

5.00pm                                             SYMPOSIUM CLOSE