People & Animals: For Life will be held on 1-4 July 2010 in Stockholm, Sweden.

(27.04.2010) This is the 12th international conference arranged by the IAHAIO (International Association of Human Animal Interaction Organizations) as a forum for spreading scientific results about the positive effects of pets on humans and society.

International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations On 1 June this year, Manimalis will hold the pre-conference Bättre folkhälsa med sällskapsdjur for the same purpose. One key reason for the choice of Sweden and Manimalis to host the conference is Sweden’s status as an international role model for responsible pet ownership.

Earlier conferences in cities like Tokyo (2007), Glasgow (2004) and Rio de Janeiro (2001) have attracted the world’s leading researchers and representatives in this field. Read more at

About Manimalis Manimalis is an independent, non-profit organization working to increase awareness of the positive economic, psychological and physiological benefits of pets for the individual and society. Manimalis is sponsored financially by Agria Djurförsäkring and Mars AB, a producer of pet supplies such as Pedigree® dog food and Whiskas® cat food.

Manimalis works closely with organizations like the Swedish University of Agriculture (SLU), the Swedish Kennel Club (SKK) and the Zookeepers National Organization (Zoorf). Manimalis is the Scandinavian representative to the international network IAHAIO – International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations.



weitere Meldungen

Ingrid Stephan, Gründerin und Leiterin des Instituts für soziales Lernen mit Tieren in Niedersachsen; Bildquelle: Forschungskreis Heimtiere in der Gesellschaft

Tiergestützte Interventionen: Internationale Auszeichnung geht an Ingrid Stephan

Ingrid Stephan, die Gründerin und Leiterin des Instituts für soziales Lernen mit Tieren in Lindwedel, hat in New York die bedeutendste Auszeichnung des internationalen Dachverbands für Mensch-Tier-Interaktionen erhalten

PD Dr. Andrea Beetz mit ihrem Hund Asmo; Bildquelle: Anna Wöltjen

Internationaler IAHAIO Forschungspreis geht an Andrea Beetz

Sie ist die erste deutsche Wissenschaftlerin, die den begehrten Preis für Mensch-Tier-Forschung erhält: Der internationale Dachverband für tiergestützte Interventionen hat den „IAHAIO Distinguished Scholar Award“ an PD Dr. Andrea Beetz aus Erlangen verliehen

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IAHAIO Pre Conference, 1st June, 2009

The conference "Better public health with pets" took place on 1st June 2009 in the Parliament Building in Stockholm. It was designed to attract primarily politicians, opinion formers, practitioners, VIP network and media