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Working with Animals at the Intersection of Love and Science

NAIA Trust
The 2016 NAIA Annual Conference
NAIA Trust
NAIA Trust

Portland, OR -( The National Animal Interest is putting together a fantastic conference this year for our 25th anniversary, and there are only two weeks left to sign up at the earlybird rate!

The future of animal care is today. Our understanding of the history and evolution of domestic animals is growing, best practices are improving and being implemented on a wider scale than ever before, and breakthroughs in genetics, health, and behavior are emerging at a breakneck pace!

This wave of progress has been made possible by the unique combination of passion, hands-on expertise, and rigorous intellectual discipline that can be found in so many people who work with and study animals — and the results are truly spectacular! Whether you are a historian, rancher, rescuer, breeder, researcher, conservationist, hobbyist, or lawyer, your world is changing in exciting ways!

Our 25th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate progress, educate ourselves on the changes in extremely fast-moving fields, counter ideologically and opportunistic misinformation, and implement strategies for further evolving the way we work with, care for, and view animals. Come be part of the future!

We are proud to have such a distinguished lineup of speakers, and excited for informative, inspiring, and solutions-oriented presentations!

Here is our lineup:

  • Pat Shipman, PhD, author of The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction, Evolving with our companions: Dogs and People
  • Heather Huson, PhD, Assistant Professor of Animal Genetics, Cornell University: Managing small gene pools; examining the Alaskan sled dog and its unique DNA performance markers;
  • David J. Waters, DVM, PhD,,On Cultivating a Readiness for Sustainable Health: Our Words are Our Starting Points
  • Cathleen Enright, PhD, CEO of the Pet Food Institute: Fighting fire with water in the public debate over GMOs
  • Cindy Buckmaster, PhD. Homes for Animal Heroes: Rehoming the heroic dogs who have helped us treat and cure diseases
  • Scott Terrell, DVM, Diplomate ACVP, Animal Health Director for Disney’s Animal Kingdom: LEAD, CARE, CONNECT, CONSERVE … and we can will change the world!
  • Christina M Martin, Attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation: Animals and property rights
  • Bernadette Juarez, Deputy Administrator Animal Care, USDA APHIS: Overview and update of USDA APHIS programs and regulations
  • Mary O. Smith BVM &S PhD DACVIM (Neurology): Bringing together dog lovers and scientists: the work of the AKC Canine Health Foundation.
  • Arnold Goldman, DVM, MPH and NAIA Board Member and Patti Strand, NAIA President: Update on the extent and effects of rescue dog transport.
  • David L. Mack, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Washington: How a mother and a dog changed the future for patients with a fatal muscle disease called X-linked myotubular myopathy.

In addition, we will continue our tradition of surprise guests, discussion panels, and workshops that will make for an unforgettable weekend!

Event Details:

The 2016 NAIA National Conference Admission:

  • November 5-6, 2016, Orlando, Florida ~ $250 Admission ($175 Earlybird rate through August 31)!

Date and Location: November 5-6, 2016, Orlando Florida. (Note: there will be a reception the evening of November 4)

Hotel Information:

Sure you will be attending? Click here to reserve your room today on the special group page!
Group Name: Nationl Animal Interest Alliance
Group Code: NAI

This conference will be as inspiring as it is informative, sporting some of the most brilliant minds in animal care and science.

Hope to see you there, and check back regularly as our list of speakers, topics, and panels continues to expand!

About NAIA Trust:

The NAIA Trust is a nonprofit 501 (c) 4 organization established under the Internal Revenue Code to promote responsible animal care and ownership and reasonable laws, policies and regulations to protect animals and the people who care for them.

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