Experts on Human-Animal Bond Meet in the U.S. For the First Time


Dr. Rebecca Johnson, president of the International Association of Human Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) talks on Steve Dale’s Pet World (click HERE to listen)  about IAHAIO coming to Chicago in July as a part of the American Veterinary Medical Association Medical Association Convention.  This will be the first time ever that the group has met in the U.S.  These are researchers from around the globe working to learn how we relate to animals, and how our relationships may be mutually beneficial. Orignal research will be presented, and practitioners will describe best practices for a wide variety of programs involving human/animal interactions, from cats to fish to dogs to birds, even farm animals. Experts appear at the forum typically offered by the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians.

Here’s one  example, new research suggests that one in 88 children is diagnosed with autism, new discoveries offer how animals can help children with autism. Click HERE to learn more details about some of the work which will be presented at the Conference, which is open to the public.