Early-bird registration for the “Human-Animal Interaction: Impacting Multiple Species” conference, to be held Oct. 20-25 at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine’s Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction (ReCHAI), ends July 10. The early registration process is designed to save attendees money, according to the university. Regular registration will take place after July 10.
The event consists of two sequential conferences: the International Society for Anthrozoology’s 18th Annual Conference (Oct. 20-23) and ReCHAI’s 1st Human-Animal Interaction Conference (Oct. 22-25).
Conference themes will include challenges for enhancing human-animal interaction (HAI), bio-psycho-social-spiritual wellness across species, animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activity, HAI impacting professional practice and HAI crisis planning (i.e., animal emergency and the Pet Evacuation Act), among others.
A special symposium will focus on how HAI may help fight obesity across the lifespan.
Anyone who is interested in HAI is invited to attend, including investigators and practitioners working in the HAI field, veterinarians, those working in animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activity, nurses, physicians, social workers, psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, activity directors and students.
Sponsors include Mars Inc. of McLean, Va.; the Waltham Center for Pet Nutrition in the United Kingdom; Nestlè Purina of St. Louis, Mo.; The Roetheli Lil’ Red Foundation of Kansas City, Mo.; Pets Best Insurance of Boise, Idaho; Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, Kan.; and The Pet Care Trust of Washington, D.C.
Continuing education credit is available through the University of Missouri.
Click here for registration details.