Core to the conference will be a series of four to six plenary panels that each take a case-study approach to one planetary health problem, highlighting the multiple forces that interact within complex systems – physical, biological, ecological, and human (social, economic and political). Each panel will first establish the scientific evidence base connecting human health to one or more environmental drivers underlying the chosen problem, then offer assessment of the multiple interacting levels of the problem, and finally explore how the private sector, NGOs and governments can leverage this framing to effect action. Examples of both successful and unsuccessful action are encouraged.
The conference’s final day will open with at least four 2.5-hour interactive workshops to build cross-cutting skills necessary for effectively addressing planetary health problems. These might focus on leadership, communications, advocacy, fundraising or other topics.
We want the Annual Meeting agenda to reflect the interests of the broad planetary health community. We are calling for proposals for three types of programming: I. plenary panels, II. skills workshops, and III. satellite sessions.
Submissions for all are due December 15, 2018. A call for abstracts will follow in the coming months.
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