The Study of Human-Animal Interactions CAIRC and the IAHAIO The Ninth International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions
The Ninth International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions
13-15 September
The 9th International Conference on Human-Animal Interactions will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 13-15 September 2001, hosted by ARCA Brasil and AFIRAC-France on behalf of IAHAIO, the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations. This is the first such conference to take place in South America and presentations are expected to examine all aspects of our relationships with animals including: historical, cultural, cross-cultural, demographic, public health, veterinary, therapeutic, psychological, sociological and ethological. Plenary talks by acknowledged experts from around the world will be "state of the art" messages from various fields but all related to the main topic of the conference.

The goals of the conference are 1) to assess our relationships with animals for the 21st century, putting cultural differences and regional aspects into a global perspective; 2) to bring together scientists and practitioners from around the world interested in all aspects of human-animal interactions; 3) to present research and programs about the benefits of interactions with animals to human wellbeing and in therapeutic interventions; 4) to present research and programs about relationships with companion animals and solutions to issues associated with their keeping or issues associated with stray animals, and 5) to encourage and assist policy makers at the international, national and regional level to better recognize the need to integrate animals in society.
Target audiences:
  • Researchers and practitioners in all areas of human-animal relations;
  • Human and animal health and welfare specialists;
  • Policy makers, advisers and educators involved with human and/or animal health and welfare;
  • The media.
The program committee will consider scholarly contributions in one of two categories: oral contributed papers (15 minute talks) and posters - with program time reserved for viewing and discussion with the authors. Both presentation formats are of equal value. In addition, limited space will be available for seminars/workshops on specific topics. Space will also be allocated to approved sponsors and exhibitors.
•Latest information (From "Letter from CAIRC" October2001)
•Last information (From "Letter from CAIRC" August 2001)