· The registration fee covers catering, meeting room, AV and organizing expenses.
· Mail your registration form and a check payable to IFAAB for $90.00 (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 15, 2015. Please do not send as an attachment.
· Registrations will not be accepted without an emailed abstract.
· Acceptance of abstracts will be competitive and dependent on content.
· Acceptance/rejection notification will be by email prior to November 1, 2015
· Please consider carefully your commitment to attending when you submit your abstract. Late cancellations have financial consequences if we cannot meet our room quota and may not give those on the waiting list sufficient time to make travel plans and take advantage of discounted room rates. Thanks!
4820 Rainbow Blvd
Westwood, KS 66205
To attend, the submitted abstract/topic must be accepted by the program committee. Acceptance of abstracts will be competitive and dependant on content. The program committee will determine whether to accept, accept with minor revisions or reject an abstract that is submitted.
· Participants will be notified by email once they are accepted.
· 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. (Please only put the names of the presenters on the abstract (not names of 2nd authors who won't attend)
· Need not be detailed. Provide enough info so attendees will have a general idea of the presentation.
· Must send in the body of an email, not as an attachment.
· Send a/v requirements and estimated time of presentation with your abstract.
· Consider the topics listed below when choosing your abstracts – but , of course, in keeping with the spirit of past meetings, anything goes.
· Preferences will be given to 20 minute presentations. Panels can be longer.
|A/V equipment available
· Flip chart and markers
· Please note that videos must be digital (CD, DVD, Flash drive or on computer). No VHS, beta, film (whatever that is), etc.
· To save time between presentations, we request that your PPoint presentation be on a flash drive.
If you need anything else be sure to contact the site host
|Suggested Presentation Topics for Meeting
Topics suggested for discussion by previous participants:
More panel presentations Panel Ideas
Shorter presentations, longer discussions.
Discussion topics with a list of discussion questions
- Research data, interesting cases with new ideas or twists
- Presentations addressing other than dogs - cats, horses, birds, pigs
- Behavior tools, products, gadgets, equipment, resources
- Discussion on plagiarism – what it is, what should you cite, not site, infringement of copyright, what’s fair use
- Communication, social media
- Roles and boundaries – how to play well with others, delegating
- “Certifications” – What do they mean?
- Reaching the public about body language info
- More research
- “Whadda ya think of this?” - What’s important, what we struggle with,
- Avalanche rescue dogs detection dogs –presentations with videos
- Pros and cons and exactly how one uses the various dog head halters or harnesses that are available
- Communication with the media and/or use of social media
· General: More practical information to share, more panels, more case studies
· Business topics – insurance, marketing, strategies for obtaining referrals, turning phone calls into appointments
· Owner interpretation vs. consultant interpretation of problems, goals
· Resources for staying current in the field
· Observing owners, human-animal bond – how do we address, increase healthy human-pet relationship
· Animal learning or ethological theory as they relate to the diagnosis or treatment of behavior problems
· How to deal with/assess people
· Behavioral pharmacology
· Cat social hierarchies
· Cat training – clicker training for shy cats
· Psychogenic alopecia
· Making the transition from academia to small business owners
· Medical causes of behavior problems
· Facilitating behaviorist/veterinary/trainer/breeder/shelter relationships
· 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
· Social psychologist to discuss attraction theory
· New and interesting treatment procedures
· Unhealthy pet-person relationships
· 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)
|Tenative Time-Frame for the Meeting
· April 1 - Site determined
· May 1 - Registration information postcards and email sent
· Oct 15 - Registration and abstract submission deadline
· Oct - Abstracts sent by email to the program committee.
· Nov 7 - Applicants notified by email that their applications are complete.
· Nov 7 - Committee begins to design a tentative program. The committee communicates with applicants for which there are questions to work out acceptable abstracts.
· Nov 21 - Program committee finalizes 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.