As President of IAHAIO it is my great joy to welcome you to our homepage.

IAHAIO is a global umbrella organization drawing together many associations doing exciting work in the human-animal interaction (HAI) field. We embrace those who are working in research, education, and practice of HAI. Our mission is to provide international leadership in advancing the HAI field. We do this through international conferences, collaborative projects, and an interactive web-based discussion area. We aim to help those working in HAI to network together to develop ground-breaking collaborative projects.

Our member groups are leading the world in HAI! Join us and prepare for an exciting journey as we move our field forward in highly creative international ventures!

New!  June 2014  'Advancing the field of Human-Animal Interaction: Engaging IAHAIO Members Globally' - click here to learn more about our strategy and exciting plans for working with IAHAIO members to address vital issues in the field of human-animal interactions.


Rebecca A. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN


IAHAIO Annual Symposium 2015

Advancing HAI beyond boundaries: Developing our road map for the future

28-30 May, Copenhagen, Denmark

We are delighted to announce that the IAHAIO Symposium 2015 will be hosted by IAHAIO member organisation, Trygfonden, in Copenhagen, Denmark. The dates for the Symposium and the IAHAIO AGM are 28-30 May 2015.  The theme for the Symposium is "Advancing HAI beyond boundaries: Developing our road map for the future".

Preparations and planning are already underway and will bring you updates on the programme, speakers, and workshops very soon.

We look forward to welcoming anyone interested in enhancing the field of human-animal interactions - both members and non-members - to Copenhagen. It is a beautiful, interesting city to visit, as this link describes, so it might be a good idea to add a few extra days to your visit to enjoy the sights!