2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting:
 

Schedule

Below is the high-level schedule for the core conference program of the 5th Planetary Health Hybrid Annual Meeting. There are four main groups of sessions: Launch Day (Pre-Conference), Main Program (Keynote, Panels, Interviews, Lightning Talks), and Side Events. 

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Monday, October 31st
PRE-CONFERENCE: MEMBER NETWORKING DAY

Side Sessions As Requested; Not Specifically Programmed

9:00 - 12:30 PM EST

Satellite sessions will be selected from PHA Community Submissions. Times of presentations are being finalized. In the meantime, to see selected presenters please visit the PHAM 2022 abstract page.

PHA Membership Meeting

1:00-3:00

PM EST

Membership meeting for Planetary Health Alliance members to share accomplishments, lessons learned, and discuss the strategic direction of the Alliance. Please note: this meeting will be open to PHA members only and closed to the general public.

Break and Early Registration

3:00-3:30

PM EST

Early Registration

12:30 - 1:00 PM EST

In-person registration will be held out of the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center. This is where attendees will be able to pick up their materials, familiarize themselves with the space, and engage directly with the PHA team.

In-person registration will be held out of the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center. This is where attendees will be able to pick up their materials, familiarize themselves with the space, and engage directly with the PHA team.

Side Sessions As Requested; Not Specifically Programmed

3:30 - 5:00

PM EST

Satellite sessions will be selected from PHA Community Submissions. The deadline to submit an abstract for a satellite session is July 15, 2022. Interested parties should learn more on the PHAM 2022 abstract page.

Opening Gathering And Social Event 
New England Aquarium

6:15 - 8:30

PM EST

To celebrate the opening of the 2022 PHAM, we will convene at the New England Aquarium for drinks, refreshments, and an opportunity to come together in community. This event is optional.

Opening Remarks

Gathering to celebrate the third day of Planetary Health Week, the 4th Annual Planetary Health Annual Meeting, and to honor our community, ancestors, and land.

More details to come. 

Panel: New businesses for a new society

11:00am -

11:10am BRT

In different segments and geographies new businesses are creating products, services and solutions that embed planetary health ideas and principles. In this panel we will see concrete examples of their motivations, challenges, and lessons learned to inspire others.

 

Speakers:

11:10am -

12:10pm BRT

Lightning Rounds
Health Fields and Global Environmental Change

2:15 - 2:45   PM EST

This session will feature a selection of short, 3-5 minute talks featuring experts on health and global environmental change.

            Lightning Talks:

                 2:20 PM: Exploring the needs, barriers, and priorities to                                     protect the mental health and improve the                                           wellbeing of Peruvian women facing climate                                       change impacts: a qualitative study.

                                   Elaine C. Flores (London School of Hygiene and                                         Tropical Medicine)

                 2:25 PM: Does living near blue space modify the impact                                    of socio-economic deprivation on mental                                              health in urban areas? A population-based                                          retrospective study.

                                  Michail Georgiou (Glasgow Caledonian University)

                 2:30 PM: The lost opportunity from insufficient                                                    pollinators for global food supplies and                                                human health.

                                  Matthew Smith (Harvard T.H. Chan School of                                            Public Health)

                 2:35 PM: Biodiversity and public policies purchases in                                       Brazil – The case of School Feeding Program.

                                   Semíramis Martins Álvares Domene (Federal                                             University of São Paulo)

                 2:40 PM: Residential green space and waist                                                          circumference impact telomere attrition in                                            childhood. 

                                  Thaïs De Ruyter (Ghent University)

Wednesday, April 28th
DAY 3: RECONSTRUCTING ECONOMIES FOR PRESENT & FUTURE GENERATIONS
Objective: Understanding how planetary health economies can flourish
in the 21st century

Wednesday, November 2nd
PRE-CONFERENCE: MEMBER NETWORKING DAY
Objective: Planetary Health Alliance community and program building

Satellites As Requested; Not Specifically Programmed

9AM - 12:30 PM EST

Session description TBD.

This interview will feature a discussion on the state of natural systems, the on-going efforts that are accelerating progress toward reversing environmental degradation and sharing a vision of a thriving world for all people and the planet.

            Interviewer: Diego Arguedas Ortiz

            Interviewees: Sione Tu'itahi

                                    Inger Anderson

Plenary - Updates From The Field: Snapshots of Global Environmental Change

9:00 - 10:00 AM EST

This session will lay the groundwork to understand what the state of the planet’s natural systems are today. Panelists will update the audience about the latest research in global environmental change related to oceans, biodiversity, global pollution, land use change and climate change, as well as overviews of the current global efforts to address these challenges. 

            Moderator: Kelly Meza Prado

            Panelists: Mohamed Bakarr

                             Phil Landrigan

                             Michelle Tigchelaar

                             Silia Watt-Cloutier

Interview - Reflections on the State of Natural Systems

10:05 - 10:35 AM EST

PHA Welcome (Harvard Dignitary)

Day 2 will open with welcoming remarks from a representatives of the Harvard and Planetary Health community. 

          Speakers: TBD

                

8:30 - 8:50

AM EST

Plenary - Updates from the Field: Recent Insights into Health Effects of Global Environmental Change
 

11:15 - 12:15 PM EST

This panel session will provide the latest updates on the impacts of changing natural systems on human health, including mental health, non-communicable disease, infectious disease, nutrition as well as displacement and conflict. Panelists will also discuss the current global efforts to address these challenges.

            Moderator: Caro Park

            Panelists: Raina Plowright

                             Ashlee Cunsolo

                             Sonia Angell

                             Matt Smith

Interview - Perspectives on the Field of Planetary Health

12:20 - 12:50 PM EST

This interview will explore the state of global health from both Indigenous world views and multilateral perspectives, using planetary health principles as a framework for discussion. The speakers will highlight strategies for achieving The Great Transition, a way of living that respects all life on Earth.

            Interviewer: Louise Ivers

            Interviewees: Mandeep Dhaliwal

                                    Nicole Redvers

Tuesday, November 1st

 
 
 

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

These breakout sessions will be themed around the top themes of submitted abstracts sent in from the Planetary Health community. Opportunities for both in-person and virtual engagement will be available. More information on thematic selection to come!

3:55 - 5:40  PM EST

Lightning Rounds Discussion

Due to the high speed nature of lightning talks, there is not much time to debrief and discuss the content. To accommodate, we have designated this time to meet in small groups to discuss the previous lightning talks

2:50 - 3:20   PM EST

Posters Reception & Social Hour

5:45 - 7:00 PM EST

Session Description TBD

Closing Remarks

2:00pm - 2:10pm BRT

We will come together to reflect on the key takeaways from the day's events, linking them to our understanding of how planetary health based economies can flourish in the 21st century.

Science Lightning Talk: Non-communicable Disease

2:20pm - 3:00pm BRT

Selected researchers from the pool of accepted abstracts will give a scientific lightning talk based on their submitted poster.

The following abstracts have been accepted to be featured during this session:

  • Urban Air Pollution and Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in South Asia: Call for action on social determinants. Nilanjan Bhor

  • Relationship between ambient PM2·5 and under- five, infant, and child mortality in Latin America: evidence from 337 cities. Ana Ortigoza

  • Health Benefits of Electrifying Chicago’s Municipal Vehicle Fleet. Anastasia Montgomery

  • Impact of Drought and Airborne Pollutants on Pediatric Asthma Emergency Department Visits in Imperial County, California, USA. Aubrey Doede

  • Air Pollution from Extreme Wildfire Events in California. Miriam Marlier

Wednesday, November 2nd

Opening Remarks

Keynote

An energizing keynote speaker, focused on movement building, policy, and transformative change. 

            Keynote: Hindou Ibrahim

9:00 - 9:25   AM EST

Regionalizing Planetary Health: Case Studies from the Field

Experts in building regional networks for Planetary Health action across the globe will come together in this panel to discuss how their group got started, the connections they have built, the state of their community, their needs and future directions, as well as how you can get involved.

            Moderator: Courtney Howard

            Panelists: Melvine Anyango

                             Rebecca Patrick

                             Sandeep Maharaj

                             Arnau Queralt Bassa

9:35 - 10:35 AM EST

Planetary Health as a Catalyst for Change

8:30 - 8:50   AM EST

Day 3 will open with welcoming remarks from a representative of the PHA community. 

This panel will bring together experts to discuss today’s policy landscape, focusing on how Planetary Health is being operationalized with respect to policy discussions and implementations. The moderator and panelists will explore Planetary Health as a powerful unifying framework to address global challenges and devise a path forward to a more just and equitable society.

            Moderator: Iris Blom

            Panelists: Jemilah Mehmood

                             Ruediger Krech

                             Patrick Frick

11:10 - 11:55 AM EST

Lightning Rounds
 

This session will feature a selection of short, 3-5 minute talks featuring experts on health and global environmental change.

            Lightning Talks:

                 12:00 PM: A critical ecosystems and intersectional                                                      approach to understanding farmer mental                                                  health: A mixed-methods study.

                                      Fiona Doherty (The Ohio State University, College                                          of Social Work)

                 12:05 PM: Young people’s mental health in a changing                                              climate.

                                      Hasini Gunasiri (Deakin University)

                 12:10 PM: Spatiotemporal variation and environmental                                              sensitivity of childhood enteric pathogen                                                    infection risk: A Planetary Health approach to                                          predictive modeling and risk mapping.

                                      Josh Colston (University of Virginia, School of                                                  Medicine)

                 12:15 PM: Integration of medical service provision and                                              nature conservation worldwide 1980-2022:                                              Collaborative evidence mapping of 43 projects                                          across 22 countries. 

                                      Jo Middleton (Brighton and Sussex Medical School)

                 12:20 PM: Building blocks of positive community health:                                            The contribution of Kenyan communities.

                                      Claudia Robbiati (STEMA)

                 12:25 PM: HEAL: Australian research network in human                                            health and environmental change.

                                      Sotiris Vardoulakis (Australian National University)

12:00 - 12:30 PM EST

Lightning Rounds Discussion

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

These breakout sessions will be themed around the top themes of submitted abstracts sent in from the Planetary Health community. Opportunities for both in-person and virtual engagement will be available. More information on thematic selection to come!

2:20 - 3:35   PM EST

Building a Planetary Health Movement

Due to the high speed nature of lightning talks, there is not much time to debrief and discuss the content. To accommodate, we have designated this time to meet in small groups to discuss the previous lightning talks

12:35 - 1:05 PM EST

This session will showcase several examples of the Planetary Health movement that are related to building community and taking action toward The Great Transition. Panelists will come together to discuss how movements are built and the progress that’s been made, as well as sharing ideas on how to create transformational change.

            Moderator: Hahrie Han

            Panelists: Anjali Narayanan

                             Reuben Clements

                             Alex Robert

4:15 - 5:15   PM EST

Keynote

Closing Remarks

5:55 - 6:25   PM EST

This Keynote will feature a prominent speaker from within the Planetary Health space. Further information TBD upon official speaker selection.

            Keynote: Martin Herrmann

Closing  Reception

We will celebrate the culmination of the Planetary Health Annual Meeting by coming together in community for drinks and refreshments at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.

6:30 - 8:00   PM EST

5:20 - 5:50   PM EST

We will come together to reflect on the key takeaways from the day's events, linking them to the overarching narrative of bridging communities to promote Planetary Health.

            Speakers: TBD

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