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Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior
Fifth Annual Meeting

Program Schedule 


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Registration Deadline:  

October 13, 2000

Dates:  Friday-Sunday morning, March 2- 4, 2001
Presentations will be scheduled from 8:30am- 5pm Friday and Saturday, and from 9am-12 noon on Sunday. Part of Sunday morning will also be spent in general discussion. During lunch breaks there will be Gizmos, Gadgets, and Goodies sessions. Please bring information on any new products, toys, or training tools that you have found helpful and would like to share. Also, bring any book, video, audiotape, training tool, etc. developed by you or anyone else that you would like to share with the group.



Hampton Inn in Newburgh, NY
A block of 25 rooms has been reserved at the Hampton Inn in Newburgh, NY. Room rate is $82 per night for March 1 through March 4, 2000.
For reservations contact HAMPTON INN, 845-567-9100 or 1-800-HAMPTON; 1292 ROUTE 300, NEWBURGH, NY 12550. Rooms will be held at a group rate until February 1, 2001. Please register early.
Local host is Dr. Ellen Lindell, she may be reached at (845)473-7406 or at Elvet@aol.com if you have questions.   

Ellen will provide a list of nearby restaurants for early comers--to be available at the hotel.

Travel information:


Major airlines including Delta and American fly to Stewart International Airport in Newburgh. The airport is approximately 2 miles from the hotel. By the time of the meeting, there may be a shuttle available. At this time, plan to travel by taxi. 


Update (January19, 2001): A shuttle is available from the airport.

Area information:

For those renting cars and exploring the Hudson Highlands: Newburgh is no more than one hour from the Catskill mountains, Mohonk resort, Woodstock NY, Rhinebeck (for shoppers), Culinary Institute of America and the estates in Hyde Park; the drive to Bear mountain or West Point is less than 30 minutes; travel time to New York City is about 1 1/2 hours.

Registration: $50 to cover lunches and organizing expenses.  
1. Mail your registration form and a check payable to IFAAB for $50.00 (US funds) to Wayne Hunthausen. Non-US residents may pay by MasterCard or VISA.
2. One to three abstracts must be submitted in the body of an email (see below) to Wayne Hunthausen by October 13, 2000.   Registrations will not be accepted without an  emailed abstract.  Registration confirmation will be emailed.  

Dr. Wayne Hunthausen
4820 Rainbow Blvd
Westwood, KS 66205
Cancellation and refunds: Full refund if cancellation is received by January 29, 2001.  None after this date.
Abstracts Abstracts should be 75-300 words, have a title, be concise and in a form ready to be posted on the IFAAB website. They need not be detailed, but should contain enough information so that other attendees will have a general idea of the information that will be presented. They must be sent in the body of an email, not as an attachment. Be sure to send a/v requirements and estimated time of presentation with your abstract. The program committee will evaluate all submissions and notify the participants by email once they are accepted. Each attendee is expected to give a presentation on a topic, lead a discussion, or participate on a panel.
Guidelines For Presentations

The topics must be related to the field of applied animal behavior, and relevant to behavior consultants.

 Suggested presentations formats:

  • practical applications 

  • interesting case histories for discussion (videos encouraged) 

  • panel discussion leader (2 to 3 panel participants give a short introduction to topic and then guide discussion by the group)

  • research presentations

  • animal learning or ethological theory as they relate to the diagnosis or treatment of behavior problems

Be sure to send a/v requirements  and estimated time of presentation with your registration.

Suggested Presentation Topics for Meeting:

Although these topics have been suggested by the previous year's Forum, you may submit other topics you think would be of particular interest to the group.

Feline social systems, compulsive behavior in cats, panel on difficult house soiling problems, facilitating owner compliance, diagnostic categories for behavior problems, the use of electric (shock) devices, panel discussion on treatment for separation anxiety, the video camera as a diagnostic tool, visual dictionary of canine body postures, legal issues, professional expert witness testimony, public education which avoid "quick fix " approach, half day of topics related to aggression including risk assessment and criteria for euthanasia, review of articles from other fields pertinent to behavior consultants, evaluating prognoses for various problems.

Summary Of The Activities And Tentative Time-Frame For The 2001 MEETING 

  • October 14- 22 - Abstracts forwarded by email to the program committee.
  • October 28 - Program committee begins evaluation of abstracts from applicants. 
  • November 11 - Notifications to applicants that their applications are complete.
  • November 12 - Committee designs a tentative program. The committee communicates with applicants for which there are questions to work out acceptable abstracts.
  • November 15 - Fine tuning of program
  • November 20 - Final approval of program.
  • November 25 - Applicants notified that their abstracts (and which ones) have been accepted.
  • December 12 - Proposed program sent to local host with a list of equipment requirements (slide projectors, video, overhead).
  • February 9, 2000 - Proposed program emailed to all participants. The 2001 program will not be emailed. Please download it from this site.
  • From Mid November until the meeting The program committee handles last minute additions and deletions from the program.