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IAAHPC 2015 Conference

International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Deems Fifth Conference a Success

(October 1-4, 2015)— San Diego, California was the site of the fifth annual International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care’s conference.  Over two hundred participants came to hear the latest in the movement on educating pet care professionals on the various elements of an animal hospice program.

“I am thrilled to see the excitement and thirst for learning when it comes to this topic of animal hospice,” quoted Dr. Kathy Cooney, the IAAHPC’s conference chair.  “Each year, more and more medical professionals and other pet care associates are looking for exactly the information that we are presenting at these conferences.  These professionals are hearing the pet parents in their communities and are responding to their requests for services like animal hospice.” 

“Our first conference just five short years ago was an overwhelming success,” noted Dr. Amir Shanan, the IAAHPC’s founder.  “And, here we are today, tripling our attendance at these meetings.  This is confirmation for us that palliative care and animal hospice business practices are seeing a tremendous growth in awareness and interest.”

Attendees to the conference were educated on various elements of animal hospice.  Topics included:

●      Individualized hospice care planning

●      Hospice case reviews

●      Death Around the World

●      Palliative Therapy in Oncology

●      Pain Management and Palliative Care Techniques

●      Profitable Business Management Practices for Your Organization

●      Pet Loss

Participants at the conference commented that the broad spectrum of knowledge they gained at the conference as well as the opportunity to network with others that are successfully offering pet hospice services truly made the event a success.

The International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care is setting 2016 conference location and dates now.  The specifics of the conference will be released in early November 2015.  More information will be available on the website at www.IAAHPC.org.