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Interdisciplinary Forum for Applied Animal Behavior
Annual Meeting - 2007

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 2 - 4, 2007
9am Friday through 5 pm on Sunday

Registration Deadline

October 13, 2006
Please contact Wayne Hunthausen for late registration.


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Hotel Info


Hotel Provincial
1024 Rue Chartres
New Orleans, LA. 70116
Phone: 504 581-4995, Fax 504 581-1018
Toll Free reservations 1 800 535-7922

Be sure to ask  for the IFAAB Meeting room block when making your reservation.
The cut-off date for making reservations is February 01, 2007


Special Event


There will be a training seminar on working with the media on Thursday, March 1, the day before the meeting starts.  It will be presented by
Dr. Jim Humphries, a nationally recognized lecturer. Seminar info

Site Hosts

Suzanne Hetts  suzanne@animalbehaviorassociates.com
Dan Estep  Dan@animalbehaviorassociates.com

Travel information


   Plane, taxi, feet

Area information

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  • 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, 2006.   Please do not send as an attachment.

  • Registrations will not be accepted without an emailed abstract.   

    Wayne Hunthausen
    4820 Rainbow Blvd
    Westwood, KS 66205    913.362.2512 

Program committee

Mary Lee Nitschke


Dan Estep


Kim Barry


Cancellation and refunds

  • Contact Wayne Hunthausen

  • Full refund if cancellation is received by January 15, 2007

  • None after that date


Length of presentation may be from 20 to 50 minutes
Allow 20-60% of your time for group discussion.  Present enough information to trigger a stimulating discussion.

 Suggested presentations formats:

  • Practical applications

  • Interesting case histories for discussion (videos encouraged)   Case report guidelines

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

  • Research presentations 

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

If possible, please bring a backup of your PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive,


  • 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.

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 2006 participants for 2007:

  • Client compliance - how to improve it

  • Cat topics

  • Behavioral pharmacology

  • Cat training – clicker training for shy cats

  • Behaviors that indicate cats don’t like their litterboxes

  • New gadgets – lunch show and tell

  • Theme days

  • Research trends

  • Business topics – insurance, marketing, strategies for obtaining referrals, turning phone calls into appointments

  • How to deal with/assess people

  • Observing owners, human-animal bond – how do we address, increase healthy human-pet relationship

  • Prevention, wellness

  • Legal issues – how to keep our records in case - liability, lawsuits, etc.

  • Where do people get insurance, our liability issues

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

Topics suggested from previous years:

  • Cat topics

  • Cat social hierarchies

  • Psychogenic alopecia

  • Making the transition from academia to small business owners

  • Horse behavior

  • Basic ethology

  • Medical causes of behavior problems

  • Pitching to the press

  • Facilitating behaviorist/veterinary/breeder/shelter relationships

  • New Devices

  • Children - expectations in problem resolution

  • Preventive behavior care – such as socialization programs, and more

  • Community education

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

  • Learning theory

  • Social psychologist  to discuss attraction theory

  • New and interesting treatment procedures

  • Unhealthy pet-person relationships

  • Fearful behavior, phobias, fear aggression

  • Comparative communication systems

  • Systematic approach to different 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 2007 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.
























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