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CONFERENCE ASSISTANCE DOGS IN REHABILITATION OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS

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Rehabilitation Centre SILVER and the Academy for developmental rehabilitation invite you to 1st professional conference on positive impact of assistance dogs to the life and health of people and children with disabilities.
The conference

“Assistance dogs in rehabilitation of children and adults”

will take place in Zagreb, Croatia

16. -18.11.2016.

The conference will expose eminent experts from Croatia and abroad, who are studying the behaviour of dogs including assistance dogs and their impact on lives of children and people with disabilities. Next to scientific results and demonstrations of work with assistance dogs, the participants will gain knowledge and experience on the irreplaceable role and positive impacts of assistance dogs in re/habilitation and work with children with developmental difficulties and people with disabilities.

The conference is intended for all professionals who work with children and people with disabilities, and who have an interest to upgrade their knowledge – paediatricians, psychiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation workers, psychologists, speech therapists, social workers, peripathologists, teachers, educators, parents, students and all other interested persons. The Conference will also include a visit to the Centar Silver, where the assistance dogs will be presented in their work with convenient time devoted to discussion.

Key note lectures:

  • Attachment to the dogs- influence on general well-being – Prof. PhD. Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg, MD (Sweden);
  • Medical detection dogs – Claire Guest, MSc in psychology (UK);
  • Assistance dog and child in sensory integration therapy- Carola Wiesbauer, PT, SIAT® senior tutor (Germany);
  • Seizure alert dogs and seizure response dogs – Caroline Thienpont, epi dogs instructor (Belgium);
  • Assistance dog programs in Centre Silver – PhD. Marijan A.Sesar, (Croatia);
  • Dog and human – History, Rujana Jeger, Dipl. Arheologist (Croatia);
  • Human health and dogs –PhD. Vanja Vasiljev Marchesi dipl.sanit.ing. (Croatia);
  • Clinical direction in work with therapy dogs- Mihaela Grubišić, PT,OT, SIAT tutor (Croatia);
  • Therapy interventions with assistance dog in SI – Mihaela Grubišić, PT,OT, SIAT® tutor (Croatia) and Davor Duić, OT, SIAT® therapist
  • Guide dogs for blind- Blaženka Pugar, assistance dog instructor (Croatia);
  • Therapy dogs for blind children- Minja Orlić, assistance dog instructor (Croatia);

Language: English and Croatian / translation will be available

Where: Congress Centre Forum Zagreb – Green Gold Centre, Radnička cesta 50, Zagreb, Croatia

See the full program here: conference-program-eng

Further information:

Akademija za razvojnu rehabilitaciju, Tel.: (+385)-(0)91-6677643; E-mail: sreichherzer@gmail.com ; website: www.akademija-rr.hr
or
Rehabilitation centre Silver, tel.: (385)- (0) 1-2394451, E-mail: centarsilver@czrs.hr; web stranica: www.czrs.hr

See for full program & Registration: http://www.akademija-rr.hr
The conference fee for the participants:
– Registration and payment to 15 October 2016 to 800.00 kn,
– Registration and payment after October 15 – 1.000,00 kn
– Students 600.00 kn,

1st Conference “Assistance dogs in rehabilitation of children and adults“ will be reported for scoring professional chambers.