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2012 Assistance Dogs International Conference

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) 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

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