Featured Presentations & Speakers
Leo Bustad Award Winner Lecture
William F. McCulloch Award Presentation
Keynote & Plenary Speakers
The Addictive Neurochemistries of Human-Animal Bonds: From Brain Opioids to Oxytocin
Jaak Panksepp, Dept. of VCAPP, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Human-Animal Interactions: A Neural Exercise Supporting Health
Stephen Porges, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
One Health: Dog Walking in an Era of Overweight and Obesity: Strategies for Both Ends of the Leash
Rebecca A. Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, Millsap Professor of Gerontological Nursing, MU Sinclair School of Nursing Director, Research Center for Human Animal Interaction, MU College of Veterinary Medicine Clydesdale Annex Columbia, MO 65211
Animal Assisted Interventions: Animal Welfare and the Role of the Veterinarian
Elizabeth Ormerod, BVMS MRCVS FRSA, chairman of SCAS (www.scas.org.uk)
One Health for humans and animals: the one health concept is a worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of health (wellbeing) and health care for humans, animals and the environment. The focus is increasingly on the system rather than either human or animal.
(1) In Biological (Physiological) Responses in Human Animal Interactions and Human Animal Bond
- Physical Activity humans and animals
- Obesity humans and animals
- Hormonal Responses humans and animals
- Physiological Responses humans and animals
- Zoonosis animals and humans
(2) In Psychological Responses in Human Animal Interactions and Human Animal Bond
- Quality of Life of humans and animals in Geriatrics and Psychiatry
- Mood and Emotions (distress, fear, wellbeing, empathy) of humans and animals
- Life long developmental and educational issues of humans and animals
- Balance and burden in AAI for animals and humans
- The bond and the relationship and its effects on a healthy emotionality in humans and animals
(3) In Social & Sociological Responses to HAI and HAB
- Attitudes, Cultural Ideas & Preferences
- Group Processes (Resident Animals)
- Advocacy, Animal Rescue and Shelter Work
The IAHAIO Conference (HAB block 2013 sponsored by AAH-ABV)/AVMA Convention will provide an exciting opportunity for those working in HAI research and practice to share their latest findings and program outcomes. They will serve as a source of renewal for those who have been working in the field for some time, and as a source of inspiration for those newly joining or contemplating entry into the field. It will stimulate new collaborative projects through dynamic communication opportunities, and provide increased awareness among the public of the importance of HAI work. What sets these conferences apart from any other HAI conference is the merging of investigators with those working in HAI practice and the veterinary medicine field, with the express purpose of stimulating dialog and listening between the groups. These conversations are vitally important to help move the HAI field in unanticipated and creative directions.
Investigators and practitioners working in the HAI field, nurses, physicians, veterinarians, social workers, psychologists, physical & occupational therapists, activity directors, students of professional disciplines, those working in animal assisted therapy and animal assisted activity, and members of the general public who are interested in HAI.
Conference and Hotel Registration
Registration for the IAHAIO Social Events in Chicago:here.