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Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior
Ninth Annual Meeting -  2005

The Forum will be limited to the first 25 people who submit an acceptable abstract. This meeting is for people who are experienced in the field, not for those wanting assistance entering the field.

Guidelines for site host, program committee & moderator

Program Schedule


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March 4-6, 2005
9am Friday through about 5 pm on Sunday

Registration Deadline

October 13, 2004
Please contact Dr. Hunthausen for late registration.


InnSuites Hotels and Suites

Tempe/Phoenix Airport
The hotel is about 4 miles from the Phoenix Airport. 
(there are other InnSuites in the area)

Hotel Info

Our group  number is GF 22449 for their reference.
The deadline date to make reservations is
February 3, 2005


InnSuites Hotels and Suites
1651 West Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ  85283. 
Reservations - (800) 841-4242. 
Hotel reception desk - (480) 897-7900. 
Email address is Tempe@InnSuites.com
Website is www.InnSuites.com

Horses and guns must be checked at the front desk


P.J.'s Poolside Cafe
Free High Speed Internet Access
Two Lighted Tennis Courts
Cable TV/HBO
Airport Transportation
Heated Pool and Hot Tub
Fitness Center
Extended Stay Suites Available
Two Line Phones/Voice Mail
Putting Green and Children's Play area
Guest Laundry
Volleyball/Basketball/Pocket pool
Free Swedish toe massages
Oceanfront views available

Site Host

Dan Estep                 dqestep@msn.com

Travel information


  • Minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Free Airport Transportation.
Area information Points of Interest...
The 170 suite InnSuites offers immediate access to Old Town Mill Avenue, Arizona State University, East Valley Business/Leisure, and Phoenix South Mountain Park Resort golf and hiking.
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport
  • Airport Transportation
  • Arizona State University
  • NFL Arizona Cardinals
  • Baseball Spring Training
  • Arizona Mills Mall Shopping
  • Firebird Lake/Gila River Casinos
  • Shopping & Restaurants
  • South Mountain Park Resort Golf
  • Arizona Mills Mall Restaurants & Theaters


  • The registration fee covers lunches and organizing expenses.

  • Mail your registration form and a check payable to IFAAB for $75.00 (US funds) to Wayne Hunthausen.

  • One to three abstracts must be submitted in the body of an email (see below) to Wayne Hunthausen by October 13, 2004.   Please do not send as an attachment.

  • Registrations will not be accepted without an emailed abstract.   

    Dr. Wayne Hunthausen
    4820 Rainbow Blvd
    Westwood, KS 66205    913.362.2512 

Program committee

Kim Barry  -  Kim.Barry@ci.austin.tx.us
Joan M. Engel  -  jmengelphd@verizon.net
Alice Moon-Fanelli  -  amoonf02@charter.net

Cancellation and refunds

Full refund if cancellation is received by January 28, 2005.  
None after that date.

  • Each attendee must either give a presentation on a topic, lead a discussion, or participate on a panel.

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

  • 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.

Guidelines For Presentations

Length of presentation may be from 20 to 50 minutes
 Suggested presentations formats:

  • Practical applications

  • Interesting case histories for discussion (videos encouraged)  

  • Panel discussion:  2 to 3 panel participants give a short introduction to topic and then open the discussion to 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.

A/V equipment available

  • LCD projector
  • Flip chart and  markers

If you need anything else be sure to contact the site host

Suggested Presentation Topics for Meeting:

Topics suggested from 2004 participants for 2005:

  • 1/2 day of case studies - primarily unusual, difficult, new techniques, NOT run of the mill stuff

  • Learning theory

  • Business (how to increase referrals, marketing, liability, etc)

  • Children - how to manage them during a consultation, how to communicate with them and ask questions during behavioral history taking, how to communicate their role in treatment

  • Revisit "education thing" - ML, Pete and Pam in charge

  • Cat topics

  • Social psychologist  to discuss attraction theory

  • Clicker training with kids from violent homes.

  • New and interesting treatment procedures

Topics suggested from previous years:

  • Unhealthy pet-person relationships

  • Fearful behavior, phobias, fear aggression

  • Comparative communication systems

  • Systematic approach to different treatment techniques

  • Video analysis of treatment techniques

  • What we do on first contact by phone what do you say, what do you make sure you say (A good topic for a panel - Whoever presents on this topic might contact folks ahead of time and gather data about commonalties that could be part of the presentation)

Summary Of The Activities And Tentative Time-Frame For The 2005 MEETING 
  • April 1 - Site determined
  • April 15 - Site info forwarded from site host  to J Wright for registration brochure and W Hunthausen for website
  • August 1 - Registration information postcards mailed
  • Oct 13 - Registration deadline 
  • Oct 14- 22 - Abstracts sent by email to the program committee.
  • Oct 22 - Program committee begins to evaluate abstracts.
  • Nov 11 - Applicants notified by email that their applications are complete.
  • Nov 12 - Committee begins to design a tentative program. The committee communicates with applicants for which there are questions to work out acceptable abstracts.
  • Nov 15 - Program committee finalizes program
  • Nov 20 - Final approval of program.
  • Nov 25 - Applicants notified that their abstracts (and which ones) have been accepted.
  • Dec 12 - Program committee sends final  program  with a list of equipment requirements to W Hunthausen for posting on website.
  • Jan 28 - Deadline for getting registration refund if you cancel
























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