23-24 June 2017

IAHAIO Conference Stream and Annual General Meeting, University of California, Davis, California, USA

IAHAIO is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a dedicated HCAB stream at the ISAZ conference on 24 June 2017 at Davis, California, USA. The IAHAIO Annual General Meeting will take place on 23 June.

The IAHAIO programme can be found here. The theme this year is AAI Best Practice across the globe – what have we learned so far and where do we need to be?  There will be a number of short presentations followed by a series of workshops.

To attend the IAHAIO stream, you will need to register for the ISAZ conference via this link, and select ISAZ/IAHAIO member. 

Please advise IAHAIO of your attendance at the AGM and IAHAIO stream by 5 June by emailing admin@iahaio.org 

10 July 2016

IAHAIO Annual General Meeting

IAHAIO member organisations are invited to join us for the IAHAIO Annual  General Meeting on Sunday 10 July, 2pm-5pm. It will be held at Hotel FOREST HILL *** Plus, located on the Cité des Sciences Plaza in Paris. A reminder that full members may have 2 representatives attend the meeting and have 2 votes. Affiliate members may have 2 representatives attend the meeting and have 1 vote at the meeting. Lunch will be available for members attending from 1pm.

Please advise us of your attendance by 1 July by emailing elizabeth.ormerod@btinternet.com

10 Feb 2016

Modules in  Anthrozoology

We are delighted to announce a new education initiative of the Open University of the Netherlands and IAHAIO - Modules in Anthrozoology.

The modules offer a series of short, theme-based learning blocks for professionals that are already working with animals, and for anyone who is new to the fascinating field of Human Animal Interactions. Each module covers a salient theme in practice and research on human-animal interactions.

A module will require approximately 16 hours to complete. You can start a module at any time and study at your own pace (with a maximum of 12 months per module). The price per module is $ 99 or € 92.  There are currently 4 modules available: Introduction to Anthrozoology and Anthrozoology in Practice; Animal assisted education and Ethology.

For more information and to register, click here.

11 Dec 2015

Prof. dr. Rebecca Johnson finishes her second, 3-year term as president of IAHAIO at the Paris AGM. She has accomplished much for IAHAIO during the past 6 years which we all greatly appreciate. According to the procedural document governing our registered corporation, the IAHAIO board elected Prof. dr. Marie-José Enders as our next president beginning in Paris. IAHAIO has grown tremendously over the last years and the board intends to propose an Articles of Incorporation/By-laws change at the Paris AGM to allow more board members willing to share the burden of running such a large organization to benefit all members. We look forward to seeing you in Paris!

22 Dec 2014

IAHAIO AAI Guidelines: White Paper published

The updated IAHAIO White Paper 'Definitions for Animal Assisted Intervention and Guidelines for Wellness of Animals Involved.  2014 Definitions and Guidelines in Theory, Research and Practice' is now available and includes those revisions suggested by IAHAIO members at the Amsterdam meeting in 2014 and subsequently included by the IAHAIO Board . IAHAIO recommends that its members adopt and promote these definitions and guidelines in their respective countries. Click here to download the White Paper.

22 Dec 2014
AAI Standards: IAHAIO international task force formed

We are delighted to announce that IAHAIO has formed an international task force to establish Standards of Best Practices for AAI Programs and Practitioners. This is a natural progression and outgrowth of our work at the IAHAIO 2014 Symposium in Amsterdam. We look forward to sharing updates and further details in the coming months and at our 2016 Conference in Paris.


IAHAIO conference stream and AGM 2017, California

IAHAIO is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a dedicated HCAB stream at the ISAZ conference on 24 June 2017 at the University of California, Davis, California, USA. The IAHAIO Annual General Meeting will take place on 23 June. Registration is now open. Full details, including the IAHAIO programme, can be found here. IAHAIO member, Pet Partners, is also offering 6 places to IAHAIO members for their Pet Partners Evaluator Training which will take place during the conference. Further details are available here.

IAHAIO White Paper - Animal assisted interventions

The IAHAIO White Paper outlining definitions and guidelines for animal assisted interventions and wellness of animals involved was endorsed by  IAHAIO members in 2014, and has now been translated into French, German, Dutch and Polish. An essential document for everyone involved in AAI. For further information, click here.

IAHAIO Digital Photo Contest

When you look at HAI, what do you see? HAI around the world

Open to all IAHAIO member organisations, the IAHAIO photo contest invites members to share their images of human-animal interactions with the IAHAIO community and help build our photo library. It carries a first prize of $500. Closing date for submissions is 15 May 2017. For contest rules and instructions. please click here.

Temple Grandin interview

We are delighted to share a video of Temple Grandin being interviewed by IAHAIO Board member, Brinda Jegatheesan, which was shown at the IAHAIO conference in July. Click here to view.

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new IAHAIO open-access, peer-reviewed Journal! It publishes articles relating to research, practice and education in HAI and AAI. For further information and to submit abstracts for review for the first issues, please click here.