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 were four types of sessions: Pre-Conference, Main Program (keynote, panels, interviews, lightning talks), and Side Events. 

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View in-person schedule PDFs here.

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

Concurrent Breakout Side Sessions

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET

These breakout sessions are themed around the top themes of submitted abstracts sent in from the Planetary Health community. Day 1's themes include Mental Health, Public Health, Food Systems, Art/Performance, Movement Building, Culture, Research, Solutions, Policy & Translation, Community Engagement, and Education. Please see the Day 1 PDF schedule for detailed times of a combination of over 20 in-person and virtual Side Sessions. You may also check out the abstract page to see Side Session topics and presenters.

PHA Regional Hub Meeting

10:00 - 11:30   AM ET

This session is open to all people interested in the Planetary Health Alliance’s (PHA) Regional Hubs. Attendees will hear from the Regional Hub Travel Scholars about their respective Hubs and plans for growth. PHA organizational partners will also share their Hubs and communities to explore opportunities for building synergies across each Hub. Finally, Hubs will network and meet with one another. All PHA members and non-members are welcome to this exciting convening to build Planetary Health communities of practice in regions around the world.

Early Registration

12:30 - 1:00 PM ET

In-person registration will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center. Attendees will be able to pick up their materials, familiarize themselves with the space, and engage directly with the PHA team.

PHA Membership Meeting

1:00 - 3:00   PM ET

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 ET

In-person registration will be held at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center. Attendees will be able to pick up their materials, familiarize themselves with the space, and engage directly with the PHA team.

Concurrent Breakout Side Sessions

3:30 - 5:00   PM ET

The breakout sessions will continue throughout and after the PHA Membership meeting. Day 1's themes include Mental Health, Public Health, Food Systems, Art/Performance, Movement Building, Culture, Research, Solutions, Policy & Translation, Community Engagement, and Education. Please see the Day 1 PDF schedule for detailed times of a combination of over 20 in-person and virtual Side Sessions. You may also check out the abstract page to see Side Session topics and presenters.

Opening Gathering and Social Event 
New England Aquarium

6:15 - 8:30

PM ET

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.

 
 

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: TBD

            Interviewees: Sione Tu'itahi
                                    Laetitia Sieffert

                               

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

11:20 - 12:20 PM ET

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

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

9:00 - 10:00 AM ET

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

10:10 - 10:45 AM ET

Interview: Perspectives on the Field of Planetary Health

12:30 - 1:00 PM ET

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

Side Session

12:45 - 13:45  PM ET

There will be a Side Session held over the lunch hour. The theme of this session is food and nutrition. Please see Day 2 PDF schedule.

Lightning Rounds: Health Fields and Global Environmental Change

2:15 - 2:45   PM ET

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

         Lightning Talks:

Climate-poverty connections: Climate solutions                              can generate benefits for people and the planet

Yusuf Jameel (Project Drawdown)

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)

               

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)

 

The lost opportunity from insufficient                                                 pollinators for global food supplies and                                                human health.

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

 

Biodiversity and public policies purchases in                                       Brazil – The case of School Feeding Program.

Semíramis Martins Álvares Domene (Federal                                             University of São Paulo)

 

Residential green space and waist                                                          circumference impact telomere attrition in                                            childhood. 

Thaïs De Ruyter (Ghent University)

       

 

Tuesday, November 1st
 

Concurrent Breakout Side Sessions

These breakout sessions will be themed around the top themes of submitted abstracts sent in from the Planetary Health community. You may also check out the abstract page to see Side Session topics and presenters. Please view the abstracts for each session on Day 3 of this booklet.

4:00 - 5:40  PM ET

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

2:55 - 3:25   PM ET

Posters Reception & Social Hour

6:15 - 7:30 PM ET

We will showcase our live poster presentations at a social event/poster presentation in the main lobby of the Martin Center. Light refreshments will be served.

Closing Remarks

5:55 - 6:15 PM ET

We close out Day 2's activities with closing remarks from a very special guest. 
                  Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Wednesday, November 2nd

Opening Remarks

8:30 - 8:50   AM ET

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

Keynote

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

            Keynote: Hindou Ibrahim

9:00 - 9:30   AM ET

Panel: Regionalizing Planetary Health: Case Studies from the Field

9:40 - 10:40 AM ET

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

                             Antonio Saraiva

                             Renzo Guinto

Panel: Planetary Health as a Catalyst for Change

11:10 - 12:00 PM ET

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

Lightning Rounds
 

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

            Lightning Talks:

         

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)

   

Young people’s mental health in a changing                                              climate.

Hasini Gunasiri (Deakin University)

                 

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)

               

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)

               

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

Claudia Robbiati (STEMA)

               

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

Sotiris Vardoulakis (Australian National University)

12:10 - 12:40 PM ET

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

12:50 - 1:20 PM ET

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

These breakout sessions will be themed around the top themes of submitted abstracts sent in from the Planetary Health community.  You may also check out the abstract page to see Side Session topics and presenters. Please view the abstracts for each session on Day 3 of this booklet.

2:20 - 3:35   PM ET

Building a Planetary Health Movement

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 ET

Keynote

Closing Remarks

6:00 - 6:20   PM ET

This Keynote will feature a prominent speaker from within the Planetary Health space. 

            Keynote: Vanessa Goes

Informal Gathering: Time Out Market

We will celebrate the culmination of the Planetary Health Annual Meeting by coming together in community for drinks and refreshments at Time Out Market in Boston. Please note that the PHA will not cover costs for food and beverage purchased at this event.

Address: Landmark Center: 401 Park Drive, Boston MA 02115

6:30 - 8:00   PM ET

5:30 - 5:55   PM ET

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: PHA Team & Special Guests

PHA Welcome

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

          Speakers: TBD

                

8:30 - 8:50

AM ET

PHA Next Generation Network Meeting: Activating and Connecting Youth Networks to Grow the Next Generation Community

3:30 - 5:00   PM ET

This PHA-run session will focus on the question, how do we activate and connect youth networks to grow a Planetary Health Next Generation community? This 90 minute session will open with a panel from the PHA that sets the stage for discussion, followed by a working session designed to brainstorm next steps that can be taken to build this network.

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