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!

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

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 31 August 2018)  $325 (approx. 280 euros) Extended to 31 August 2018!

Non-member rate – early bird (By 31 August 2018)  $385 (approx. 332 euros)

*IAHAIO full member rate (after 31 August 2018)  $385 (approx. 332 euros)

Non-member full rate (after 31 August 2018) $445 (approx. 384 euros)

Student rate $220 (approx. 190 euros)

 *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 closes 31 August.

Please note that payment will be made in USD.

Refunds and cancellations

Cancellations received in writing 30 days prior to the conference (24 September) will incur a cancellation fee of $100. No refund is available after the 30 day deadline (24 September) however registrations can be transferred to a substitute delegate without penalty.


NEW! Please review the synopsis of the AAI programme visits and indicate your preferences on the online booking form

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                            Special sessions

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

4.30pm-5.30pm                             Special sessions

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                              Special sessions

4:15pm-5:00pm                             Panel discussion

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

5.15pm                                             SYMPOSIUM CLOSE


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


Accommodation is not included in the symposium registration fee. You will need to book your own accommodation directly with the hotel/B&B. Below are a few reasonably-priced hotels that are between 10-25 minutes from the symposium venue, some requiring public transport eg tram or train. We advise that you book as early as possible, as rooms are booked up very quickly. It’s also advisable to look at different websites to get a competitive rate eg www.booking.com or expedia.com. The symposium venue is Friendship Sports Center, Beemsterstraat 652, 1027 ED Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Noord

About 1 mile from symposium venue (18 minutes, with public transport)



In de Zagerij – I Saw

About 1.2 miles from symposium venue (less than 10 minutes)



I hotel

About 1.3 miles from symposium venue (25 minutes, with public transport)



Hotel Isis

About 1.8 miles from symposium venue (23 minutes, with public transport)



IAHAIO would like to invite researchers, practitioners and anyone involved in the delivery of AAI programmes to submit an Abstract for presentation of a poster at the Symposium.

To submit an Abstract, please click here.

The deadline for Abstract submissions is Friday 31 August.

All abstracts will be reviewed by an independent panel and applicants will be notified of the outcome by Monday 17 September.

If you have any queries, please contact admin@iahaio.org