IAHAIO Symposium 2018

24-26 October 2018

Friendship Sport Center, Amsterdam

One Health in AAI: Current trends and future collaborations in research and practice

We are delighted to be co-hosting a symposium with IAHAIO member organisation, AAIZOO, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24-26 October 2018!  This symposium will bring together researchers and practitioners working in AAI and provide wonderful opportunities to visit AAI programmes and discuss and debate the current issues in creating One Health in AAI in terms of both research and practice. Not to be missed!

On this page you will find further details on the programme, speakers, social events as they become available, as well as information on accommodation and how to register for the symposium. If you have any queries, please contact director@iahaio.org


Registration cost include conference materials, organised visits to AAI programmes and demonstrations, refreshments, Evening Reception on Wednesday 24 October and Dinner on Thursday 25 October.

Registration is now open! Please click here to book your place.

* IAHAIO member rate – early-bird (By 1 August 2018)  £275 ($325)

Non-member rate – early bird (By 1 August 2018)  £325 ($385)

*IAHAIO full member rate (after 1 August 2018)  £325 ($385)

Non-member full rate (after 1 August 2018) £375 ($445)

Student rate £185 ($220)

 *Applies to current member organizations who have fully paid up membership dues. If you need to check this, please email director@iahaio.org before registering.

Reduced early-bird rates close 31 July.

Please note that payment will be made in USD.


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 – IAHAIO President and AAIZOO Chair

8:45am-9:30am                            Keynote 1: Animal wellbeing and zoonosis, 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-3:00pm                            Plenary 1: Methodology/research methods in AAI, Dr Steffie van der Steen

3.00pm-4.00pm                            Workshops

4.00pm-4.30pm                            REFRESHMENTS/View posters and member exhibition stands

4.30pm-5.30pm                             Workshops

7.00pm                                             Dinner at Center


Friday 26 October 2018

8.30am-9:15am                             Keynote 2: Quality standards in practice, Karin Hediger

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

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

2:15pm-2:45pm                             Plenary 2: One Health One Wellbeing: The state of art in different parts of the world, Prof Brinda

2:45pm-3:15pm                             REFRESHMENTS/View and vote for posters

3:15pm-4:15pm                              Workshops

4:15pm-5:00pm                             Panel discussion

5:00pm-5:15pm                             Announcement of poster winner and closing remarks

5.15pm                                             SYMPOSIUM CLOSE

7.00pm                                            Optional boat trip


*This is a draft programme and may be subject to change


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. However, there are several hotels that are nearby the symposium venue. You will need to book directly with the hotel. Hotels include:

Hotel NH Amsterdam Noord ****

Distelkade 21, 1031 XP Amsterdam


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Amsterdam – NDSM Wharf ****

NDSM-Plein 28, 1033 WB Amsterdam


Sir Adam Hotel ****

Overhoeksplein 7, 1031 KS Amsterdam