Mission

Our mission is to provide international leadership in advancing the field of Human Animal Interaction (HAI). This is accomplished through research, education, and collaboration among our membership, policy makers, clinical practitioners, other human animal interaction organizations and the general public.

Goals
For the fields of human-animal interactions and animal-assisted interventions:

  1. Promote new research, education and practice development
  2. Provide a forum for sharing ideas and information, and building collaborations
  3. Educate policy and decision makers at national and international levels about the benefits of both fields

Strategies

  1. Hold international conference every three years.
  2. Conduct a yearly annual general meeting and symposium engaging member groups.
  3. Sponsor policy statements/resolutions on issues related to HAI.

Click here to read our latest strategy document 'Advancing the field of Human-Animal Interaction: Engaging IAHAIO Members Globally'.















































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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