About IAHAIO

IAHAIO, the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations, was founded in 1990 to gather together national associations and related organizations interested in advancing the understanding and appreciation of human-animal interaction (HAI). We meet a vital need for those doing HAI work to have a forum for networking, collaboration, and dissemination of the latest developments in the field. IAHAIO is incorporated as a not-for-profit entity in the state of Washington, USA. Our multi-national Board is comprised of representatives from five areas: membership, conferences, development, projects, policy and finance.

IAHAIO's main role is to provide a helpful coordinating structure between all member organizations. As the worldwide interest and support for Human-Animal Interaction science increases, IAHAIO's role as a communication link is essential to convey latest research findings and encourage further program development. In addition, IAHAIO has established a series of international awards to acknowledge contributions made by individuals or institutions in the study of HAI.

Publications

For years, IAHAIO has supported the scholarly journal Anthrozoos, the official journal of the International Society for Anthrozoology, ISAZ. Whereas IAHAIO is an umbrella association of organizations doing exciting work in the human-animal interaction field, ISAZ is an association of individuals studying human-animal interactions.

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Announcements

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.


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