Sunday, April 25th

PRE-CONFERENCE: MEMBER NETWORKING DAY

Objective: Planetary Health Alliance community and program building

PHA Membership Meeting

11:00am -

1:00pm BRT

Membership meeting for Planetary Health Alliance members to share accomplishments, lessons learned, and important strategies as an Alliance. Celebrating the official re-launch of PHA Regional Hubs and the Planetary Health Online Community on Hylo. 

PHA Regional Hubs 2.0 Introduction & Launch

1:30pm -

3:00pm BRT

This side event serves as an opportunity for all regional hubs to network and learn from each other. Since the start of transitioning the regional hub initiative, regional hub members have expressed an interest in more inter-hub events. This side event will be the start of many inter-hub learning sessions. Preceding this event will be another regional hub side session that will serve as the official launch and overview of the Planetary Health Alliance Regional Hub 2.0 Model. Participants from that session as well as new attendees will be invited to this side session, which will serve as a networking and learning opportunity. There will be a brief introduction followed by a panel of three of the most active regional hubs to learn about their experiences as regional hubs, particularly the process of transitioning to the new regional hub 2.0 model. Panelists will be asked to talk about 1) Successes; 2) Challenges; and 3) Resources required from PHA and others. A question-and-answer session will follow for these panelists. Finally, participants will be split into breakout rooms for an informal meet and greet networking period.  

SCHEDULE

Below is the schedule for the core conference program of the 4th Planetary Health Annual Meeting. All events are virtual, free, and can be accessed through the conference platform. Event details are constantly being updated, so check back often! Scroll to see all events or browse by day:

The information below is a high level summary of all of the conference's side events. Full details and descriptions can be found on the schedule within the conference's online platform, which is accessible once attendees have registered. Register here to access this information, begin signing up for events, and more! If you have already registered, access the platform.

 

Clinicians for Planetary Health - Trusted Voices, Trusted Message

3:30pm -

5:00pm BRT

The rapid disruption of Earth’s natural systems is threatening the health of humans today. The COVID-19 pandemic is an obvious example of the global health impact when we ignore the damage to the planet’s life support systems caused by humans. A sustainable and survivable future will require a Great Transition in both individual and communal human behaviors. As the most trusted professions, health care professionals must lead this transition, beginning with the health care system itself. Clinicians for Planetary Health (C4PH) is an emerging global network of health care and wellness professionals. The goal for this satellite session is to attract new members and foster current relationships to lay the groundwork for global collaboration for planetary health. Ultimately, we want to activate members to begin to transform their own health care and wellness professions based on planetary health science and best practices. In this workshop attendees will explore the role of trusted thought leadership and how the public’s trust can be leveraged to promote transformation of human behaviors to improve not only human health but the health of the planet. The workshop will include:

• The evidence behind health care providers as a trusted source

• Drawdown and emphasis on scaling solutions through trusted sources • The Great Transition and an opportunity to transform health care

• Introduction of patient facing materials in the Planetary Health “seed box”

• Tailoring conversations and materials for different ages, education, languages, geographies

• Regional Hub involvement in patient education

• Audience participation (Breakout rooms) • Next steps for C4PH. 

Hylo Side Session

5:30pm -

7:00pm BRT

Terran Collective will share more about their community of care and practice building systems and tools for a regenerative future. They are also stewards of Hylo, the coordination platform for a thriving planet, which PHA is using to bridge the diverse communities and spark sustainable collaboration in the transdisciplinary field of planetary health. We'll give a tour of Hylo and highlight ways to stay engaged with PHA during and after PHAM. There will be time for interactive discussion and Q&A.  

 

Read more at terran.io and hylo.com

Opening Ceremony

10:45am -

11:40am BRT

Opening ceremony to inaugurate Planetary Health Week, the 4th Annual Planetary Health Annual Meeting, and to honor our community, ancestors, and land.

More details to come.

Keynote: Towards the Great Transition: a value-driven approach 

12:00pm -

12:50pm BRT

Values, including ethics, social justice, equity, and freedom, area fundamental pillar of PH. Values provide the necessary basis for achieving the Great Transition. Dr. Kimmerer will share an important perspective on the wisdom of both Indigenous and scientific knowledge for achieving our shared goals. 

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Panel: The change we need must be based on shared values

1:00pm -

2:00pm BRT

As a follow up from the keynote speech, this panel will bring additional perspectives on the importance of values as a foundation to build a better world.  What unifying values are cross-cultural?

 

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Interview: What does it mean to be happy in the 21st century?

2:10pm -

2:50pm BRT

This interview will highlight how we might shift stories we tell ourselves about what makes us happy. How do we decouple excessive consumption and unnecessary growth from what we think makes us happy? Can happiness be part of our aim as a society? Are other development paradigms possible?

 

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Closing Ceremonies

2:50pm - 3pm BRT

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.

Science Lightning Talk: Mental health

3:10pm - 3:50pm 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:

  • Changing worlds: Young people’s psychological responses to climate change during COVID-19 and the impact on mental health. Ans Vercammen

  • Nurturing health across social-ecological scales: Investigating how therapeutic gardening, care farming, and the soil health movement can improve human and planetary health. Katharine Zywert

  • Social Resilience and Climate Change: Findings from Community Listening Sessions. Emily York 

  • Catch the sun coming up, wave it off as it goes down’: A qualitative exploration of later life therapeutic landscapes during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Viveka Guzman 

  • The role of nature and the built environment for health and well-being during COVID-19: A mixed-methods analysis from the GreenCOVID study. Dr. Ronan Foley

 

Monday, April 26th

DAY 1: FOUNDATIONAL VALUES FOR PLANETARY HEALTH

Objective: Bridging communities to promote planetary health

Tuesday, April 27th

DAY 2: KNOWLEDGE FOR PLANETARY HEALTH

Objective: Fostering science, technology, and education for planetary health

Poster Session 1

9:40am -

10:40am BRT

For more information on the posters that will be displayed in this session, please see the complete list on our Abstract page

Panel: Planetary Health, Transdisciplinarity and Academic Careers: new structures for a new science and education

11:10am -

12:10pm BRT

When academic institutions incorporate and promote planetary health, it requires building bridges among many communities, disciplines, countries, cultures, generations, societal sectors and actors. How are academic institutions approaching this? Are there new career opportunities and incentives to conduct transdisciplinary research? 

 

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Opening Remarks

11:00am -

11:10am BRT

Gathering to celebrate the second 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: How to promote planetary health science and education: a funder's perspective

12:20pm -

1:20pm BRT

This panel explores how funding and evaluation mechanisms stimulate and promote planetary health,  given that it is strongly transdisciplinary, and that its implementation requires understanding and acceptance among many communities, stakeholders, disciplines, countries, cultures, and generations. Are current funding schemes adequate? How do we value impacts at all levels, beyond just academic ones? How does planetary health become an element of funding priorities?

 

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Interview: Tools for planetary health education

1:30pm -

2:20pm BRT

This interview will reveal how planetary health education is being developed and promoted at different academic levels. Speakers will explain current examples, as well as share steps for planetary health education to become mainstream.

Participants:

Science Lightning Talk: Food & Nutrition

2:40pm - 3:20pm 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:

  • Qualitative Analysis of Action Plans submitted in the Brazilian MOOC on Planetary Health. Anna Claudia Dilda

  • Climate change, hunger and rural health through the lens of farming styles: an agent-based model to assess the potential role of peasant farming. Simon Lloyd

  • How much can food waste reduction in each country contribute towards global nutritional and environmental sustainability? Canxi Chen

  • The role of local government authorities in facilitating the uptake of healthy and environmentally sustainable diets: A scoping review. Liza Barbour

  • Pathways to "5-a-day": modelling the health impacts and environmental impacts of meeting the target for fruit and vegetable intake in the UK. Rosemary Green

Closing Remarks

2:20pm - 2:30pm BRT

We will come together to reflect on the key takeaways from the day's events, linking them to the overarching narrative of fostering science, technology, and education for planetary health.

 
 

Wednesday, April 28th

DAY 3: RECONSTRUCTING ECONOMIES FOR PRESENT & FUTURE GENERATIONS

Objective: Understanding how planetary health economies can flourish

in the 21st century

Opening Remarks

Poster Session 2

9:40am -

10:40am BRT

For more information on the posters that will be displayed in this session, please see the complete list on our Abstract page. 

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

Panel: The role of businesses in leading the protein revolution

This panel will be an engaging conversation with business leaders focused on the global protein revolution, exploring the potential of plant-based proteins to address environment, health, and equity issues around the world, and the potential for private sector companies to play a transformational role in creating rapid, structural change at scale.

 

Speakers:

12:20pm -

1:10pm BRT

Interview: Valuing and measuring economic success: what is next?

1:20pm -

2:00pm BRT

In order for a new economic paradigm to thrive, we may need to measure economic growth and success in a different manner. In this session our interviewees provide new perspectives based on their experience.

 

Participants:

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

 

Thursday, April 29th

DAY 4: GOVERNANCE & COOPERATION

Objective: Applying the planetary health framework to reinvigorate

national & multilateral cooperation

Opening Remarks

11:00am -

11:10am BRT

Gathering to celebrate the fourth 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: Planetary health diplomacy: saving multilateralism to save ourselves

11:10am -

12:10pm BRT

In a world where governments and countries have been swinging between nationalism and multilateralism, panel speakers will bring their perspective on how multilateral governance needs to be reshaped and strengthened for our society and the planet to thrive.

 

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Poster Session 3

9:40am -

10:40am BRT

For more information on the posters that will be displayed in this session, please see the complete list on our Abstract page. 

Panel: From theory to practice: how to implement PH solutions on the ground

12:20pm -

1:20pm BRT

There is room for hope! Panelists will share inspiring examples of the implementation of planetary health solutions in different parts of the world.

 

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Interview: Leadership and PH lens in governance and policy

1:30pm -

2:10pm BRT

We need our voices to be heard at all levels. Interviewees will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and lessons learned when running for public office on a planetary health platform.

 

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Closing Remarks

2:10pm - 2:20pm BRT

We will come together to reflect on the key takeaways from the day's events, linking them to the application of a planetary health framework that may reinvigorate national and multilateral cooperation.

Science Lightning Talk: Infectious Disease

2:30pm - 3:10pm 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:

  • Toward Using Climate to Increase Lead-Time of a Malaria Early Warning System in Mozambique. Ryan Harp

  • Exposure, hazard and vulnerability all contribute to Schistosoma haematobium re-infection in northern Senegal. Andrea Lund

  • The impact of environmental degradation and land use change on malaria re-emergence in Southern Venezuela. Isabel Fletcher

  • Exploring the impact of climate change, connectivity, and socio-economic factors on the expansion of dengue fever in 21st century Brazil. Sophie Lee

  • Disentangling the impact of weather conditions on COVID-19 transmission dynamics: A systematic review. Rosa von Borries

 

Friday, April 30th

DAY 5: SOCIAL MOVEMENTS & SOCIAL CHANGE

Objective: Civil society and movement building

Opening Remarks

11:00am -

11:10am BRT

Gathering to celebrate the fifth day of Planetary Health Week, the 4th Annual Planetary Health Annual Meeting, and to honor our community, ancestors, and land. Presenting our co-created vision for the future in what will be proclaimed as the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health.

More details to come. 

Panel: Civil society taking the lead

11:10am -

12:10pm BRT

In this dynamic panel of activists and movement builders, speakers will bring a perspective on how civil society can center human values and knowledge in the transition for a more sustainable future. 

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Panel: Activating the mainstream: Our urgent planetary health mission to protect the future

12:20pm -

1:20pm BRT

This closing panel of the conference will be a lively discussion highlighting key topics and conversations from the preceding days. We will focus on strategies to engage influential mainstream support for the "Great Transition," to address Planetary Health issues and ensure a world where all people thrive for generations to come. . 

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Closing Ceremony

1:50pm -

2:00pm BRT

Celebrating the end of Planetary Health Week and the 4th Annual Planetary Health Meeting. Remarks with networking and celebration to follow. 

More details to come. 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Lightning Talk: Displacement and Conflict

2:10 - 2:50pm 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:

  • Water–Food–Energy Nexus Effects on Farmers Health of the Southwest Coastal Agricultural Systems in Bangladesh. Byomkesh Talukder

  • Health Risks in Our Environment: Urban Slum Youth’ Perspectives Using Photovoice in Kampala, Uganda. Charles Ssemugabo

  • Climate Change, Land Degradation and Planetary Health: A Systematic Literature Review. Nilanjana Ganguli

  • Women and environmental health in Peru: A qualitative study of perceptions, priorities and project delivery problems across three key sectors. Laura J Brown

  • Improving Well-being by Integrating Health and Conservation. Cheryl Margoluis

Vision: São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health

1:20pm -

1:50pm BRT

Gathering to celebrate the fifth day of Planetary Health Week, the 4th Annual Planetary Health Annual Meeting, and to honor our community, ancestors, and land. Launching our co-created vision for the future in what will be proclaimed as the São Paulo Declaration on Planetary Health.

More details to come. 

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