The next Assistance Dogs International (ADI) Conference is being held in Barcelona (Spain) 27-29 July, 2012.
The conference will be held back-to-back with the Canine Science Forum (CSF) www.csf2012.com. There will be a joint session on the 27, enabling delegates to share ideas and good practice and to network.
- Joint session with Canine Science Forum – presentations & discussions
- David Nieto Macein – Current thinking in commonality and differences between wolves and dogs
- World expert Nick Allan on fundraising through electronic media
- Puppies in Flight – A program to support assistance dog organisations
- Assessing and maximising the effectiveness of assistance dogs
- Preparing children with autism for assistance dogs
- Access issues – panel discussion on what is happening around the world and the key challenges
- Undertaking the whole assistance dog training programme in prisons
- Canine Neonatology – increasing survival rates
- The challenges of working with people with PTSD
- Making the most of social media – can it add value?
- Measuring Impact – how do dogs make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities?
- Hip Dysplasia – new genetic studies
- Plans for a new organisation called Animal Assisted Intervention International (AAII)
- Assessing effectiveness of new services – how to carry out effective but low-cost research
- Using technology to support the work of assistance dogs
- Teaching service dog signals for clients with limited mobility or who are non-verbal
For further information, visit: www.assistancedogsinternational.org