24th July 19:00-22:00 Welcome cocktail

26th JULY 21:00 Gala Dinner


Following the “tradition” started in the 1st Canine Science Forum in Budapest and kept by our colleagues from Viena University, we are proud to invite all attendants of the Canine Science Forum to a wine tasting (jamonarium.com), which will take place on the 25th, just before the evening talk.
Looking forward to meeting you all in Barcelona.

All the best,
The Organizing Committee


You are invited to take part in a special conference session organised jointly by Assistance Dogs International and the Canine Science Forum on Friday 27th July (3pm - 6.30pm) immediately after the close of the CSF Conference in Barcelona. The session has been designed to bring together people running assistance dog programs across the world with scientists working in the canine field. This session is free to delegates registered on the CSF conference.

The purpose of this interactive session is to share ideas on how we can utilise research to generate more assistance dog and dog assisted intervention work worldwide. Scaling up practical activity is only going to be possible if the benefits of this work are clearly articulated through research. Some notable researchers are already working closely with assistance dog programs on major projects that have attracted significant funds for their institutes and universities.

Please do come to the session and share your ideas, meet potential clients and find out how assistance dog programs and researchers can work together more closely in the future. The session will finish at 6.30pm with a drinks reception on the terrace by the conference venue.

I hope you are able to join us for an interesting conference session.

There are only 100 places available for this session. Please, if you wish to attend, you only have to register sending an email to caninesf2012@gmail.com.

Best wishes

Peter Gorbing
President, Assistance Dogs International

Program, Assistance Dogs International Conference 2012
Welcome to Joint session of ADI and CSF

Increasing awareness of the value of dogs in society
Prof. Daniel Mills
University of Lincoln, UK

The benefits of scientific research for assistance dogs organizations
Peter Gorbing
Dogs for the Disabled UK, President Assistance Dogs International

Coffee break

Publishing scientific data
Dr Karen Overall
University of Pennsylvania,USA

Companion animals and the health system
Dr Jaume Fatjó
Department of Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, School of Medicine, Universitat AutÒnoma de Barcelona, Spain

Round table
Paul Mundell
National Director of Canine Programs at Canine Companions for Independence

Close and Drinks Reception

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