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   The Human-Animal Bond Symposium and Service Award - March 6, 2015 - The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center - Blacksburg, VA


September 26, 2015
0800-0830 Registration
0830-0845 Welcome and Introductions - Dr. Bess Pierce
0845-0900 Purina sponsor speaker - Dr. Lauren Pagliughi
0900-0950 Keynote Speaker - Professor Phil Tedeschi
0950-1010 Break
1010-1100 Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Giving Clients a Leg Up – Ms. Dede Beasley, M. Ed., LPC
1100-1150 The "Dark Side" of the Human-Animal Bond: Animal Abuse as an Indicator and Predictor of Abuse of Vulnerable Populations - Professor Phil Arkow
1200-1330 Lunch and Booker Willoughby Recognition Ceremony – St. Francis Service Dogs with Executive Director Ms. Cabell Youell, J.D.
1340-1430 Canine Connection Therapy: how dogs help veterans heal – Warrior Canine Connection - Mr. Rick Yount and Ms. Meg Daley Olmert
1430-1520 Caring for Canine Heroes - Dr. Cindy Otto
1520-1540 Break
1540-1640 Panel presentation: Animal assisted therapy on campus - an Integrated Approach; Speakers: Trent Davis, Christine Dennis Smith, Zenithson Ng and Bess Pierce
1640-1700 Conclusion and VT Helping P.A.W.S. visit

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