The call for research and poster abstracts has closed. Notification of acceptance will be given by July 1, 2022

Call for Side Event Abstracts

Planetary Health Annual Meeting

October 31– November 2, 2022

Boston, MA (in-person and virtual)


Abstract submission deadline: 

July 15th 2022 @ 24:00 EST

Submit Abstract


Planetary health is the health and well-being of people and the planet's natural systems. This emerging field of applied research, policy, and practice presents an intentional and catalytic effort to take on one of the greatest challenges the world has faced. It seeks to characterize the impact of human-caused disruptions of Earth’s natural systems on our health and well-being, taking a solutions-oriented approach, bridging different disciplines and sectors, and learning from past successes and failures.


From October 31 - November 2, 2022, The Planetary Health Alliance will convene (in-person and virtually) with students, scientists, policymakers, civil-society, artists, private-sector representatives, and others to address these complex relationships, seek solutions, and build skills for action and change. The 2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting will be held in person in Boston, Massachusetts and hosted online from October 31 - November 2, 2022. Virtual attendance options will be available.


We invite all interested parties to submit proposals for side events that they will organize and produce. The events can cover any topic related to Planetary Health. Check out the PHAM 2022 program for this year’s topics and see the 2021 Side Events for inspiration.

Guidelines for proposals 

Proposals may include, but are not limited to, workshops, panels, symposia, hands-on activities, training, coffee or lunch meetings, among others. Your application should be submitted using this form and must include: 

1) Lead organizer of the event and institution affiliation, if applicable
2) List of participants (speakers, panelists, symposium): names and affiliations, if applicable 

3) Is your organization a member of the Planetary Health Alliance? (not a requirement)

4) Target audience(s) 

5) Type of activity (workshop, panel, meeting, symposium, training, hands-on. …) 

6) Will the event be in person or remote?

7) If it will be a remote event, please specify the video format that will be used

8) If your event is in-person, please specify any particular technology needs 

9) Duration of the event

10) The top three preferred times for your presentation during the conference (day, time and time zone) 

11) A brief explanation of how the side event intersects with the Conference´s topics or with Planetary Health; 

12) Goals of participating in the Planetary Health Annual Meeting

13) 300-word maximum description of the event 

14) Confirm that the organizer(s) are solely responsible for intellectual property and other rights involved in the production and publication of their event. 

Lead organizers of accepted proposals will be required to plan, organize, produce and submit final plans for  their events by October 1, 2022. Final submission information will be included in the full program of events to be listed on the PHAM 2022 website, plus a link for the event platform for live events, and the recorded presentation for recorded events. Additional details will be provided with the acceptance notification. 

The proposal submission deadline is July 15, 2022, 24:00 EST. Notification of acceptance will be given by August 15, 2022. Please submit proposals here. Questions? Send email to pha@harvard.edu

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