Poster session guidelines and information

Planetary Health is the health of human civilization and the state of the natural systems on which it depends (see Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch: report of The Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on planetary health). Planetary Health and GeoHealth research focuses on quantifying both direct and indirect human health impacts of accelerating environmental change.

To catalyze this interdisciplinary field and raise awareness among funding agencies, publishers, and the broader research community, the Planetary Health Alliance along with the American Geophysical Union, the Ecological Society of America, and The Lancet are organizing this Inaugural Annual Meeting on Planetary Health and GeoHealth on April 29-30, 2017 in Boston, MA.  The meeting is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Planetary Health Alliance.  

All researchers from any discipline relevant to Planetary Health and GeoHealth were invited to submit an abstract describing a study that has recently been conducted, or a project currently in process. You may visit www.planetaryhealthalliance.org to peruse relevant themes. Accepted abstracts will be presented as oral or poster presentations at the Annual Meeting. A selected group of abstracts will also be published by The Lancet in a booklet of “Top Abstracts in Planetary Health” released in conjunction with the Annual Meeting. 

Locate posters at the conference using the poster board numbers in the chart below

Poster board Abstract title
1 Planetary health and sustainable and ethical human diets
1 Understanding use of local food and nutritional resources: translation from research to action
2 Optimization of diets to reduce water use and improve population health in India
2 Soil-crop element transfers and their importance for micronutrient nutrition
3 Impacts on greenhouse gas emissions and water use of Indian diets
3 The Water Footprint of Diets in India
4 Quality over quantity: applying a nutriiton lens to capture fisheries and aquaculture
4 A fully integrated macroeconomic, environmental, demographic and health analysis of palm oil policies in Thailand
5 Assessing food security through household consumption expenditure surveys: a systematic scoping review
5 Deforestation and child diet diversity: a geospatial analysis of 15 Sub-Saharan African countries
6 Spatial, social and environmental determinants of malnutrition in Kenya
6 Small-scale poultry ownership is positively associated with improved height-for-age in young children in the semi-arid central zone of Tanzania
7 The relationship between healthiness of the diet and greenhouse gas emissions from food in the United States: a population-based cross-sectional study
8 Community Fish Refuges Improve Fish Availability Amid Environmental Change
8 Pesticides and pollinators: an automated platform for assessing the impacts of neonicotinoid exposure and other environmental stressors on bee colonies
9 Human Health and Long-Term Social-Ecological Systems Change: Emerging Alternatives for Health in the Anthropocene
9 Labeling Limitations: Success and Failure in Addressing Toothpaste Microplastics
10 Development and deployment of a new field kit for bioaccessible lead in soils
10 Radon in Hydrocarbon Vapor Condensate Presents a Significant Risk
11 Estimating PM2.5 speciation concentrations using MISR retrieved aerosol properties in Southern California
11 PM2.5 exposure modeling in the Yangtze River Delta, China using NASA Earth observations
12 Contributions of winter outdoor biomass burning to air quality in Delhi and reevaluation of agricultural burned area in northwest India
12 Impacts of oak pollen on allergic asthma in the United States and potential influence of future climate change
13 The Alterations of the Landscape Damage Human Health, Independently of Pollution: First Evidences in Milan Metropolitan Area (Italy)
13 Approaches and challenges to connecting exposure to air pollution from wildland fire emissions to cardiopulmonary health outcomes
14 MI-Environment: Understanding Heat Stress Vulnerability and Promoting Climate-Related Health in Michigan
14 Housing in Nairobi’s informal settlements – a complex urban system
15 Environmental and health risks of cities: analyses of the Sustainable Healthy Urban Environments (SHUE) database
15 Planetary Health and Multisectoral Implementation of the SDGs: Lessons from Integrated Population Health and Environment (PHE) Policy and Practice.
16 Summarizing Factors Contributing to Partial or Non-utilization of Individual Household Latrine (IHHL) in Charutar Region of Gujarat, India
16 Improving human and environmental health: How provision of health care services and training in alternative livelihoods positively influences conservation behaviour of citizens living in villages that border Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.
17 Planetary Health, Space, and Place as Frameworks for Sustainable and Equitable Food and Nutrition Systems in the Developing World
17 Vulnerable Populations: Animal and Human Communities as Sentinels for Planetary Health
18 Surfaces: An interdisciplinary project to understand and enhance health in the vulnerable rainforests of Papua New Guinea
18 Disease detection to stop species declines: Embedding pathogen surveillance into conservation programs and policy
19 Evaluation of Environmentally Driven Models for Malaria Early Warning
19 Gauging potential schistosomiasis exposure in northern Senegal from activity-specific water contact estimates
20 Integrated surveillance and modelling systems for climate-sensitive diseases
20 Geospatial Aedes mosquito habitat risk mapping for public health exposure reduction in Brownsville, Texas
21 Remote-sensing based risk mapping for mosquito-borne diseases
22 The impact of climate change on the transmission and incidence of directly-transmitted childhood infectious diseases
22 Climate Change Epidemiological Health Reports in Michoacan State, Mexico since 2009 to 2015
23 Host Specificity and the Virulence of Domestic Animal Diseases
23 The Imperative to Align One Health and Planetary Health to Achieve a Healthy Planet, Its Ecosystems, and the Human and Animal Populations They Support
24 Understanding dengue transmission through Ecohealth approach in Dhaka, Bangladesh
24 Ecological and socio-economic feedbacks contributing to Buruli ulcer burden in sub-Saharan Africa
25 Fighting climate change with the power of water
25 Drinking water salinity and kidney health in southwest coastal Bangladesh
26 Ecosystem effects of a marine heat wave highlight vulnerabilities to water management and endangered species preservation in a changing climate
26 An Integrated Model System for Human and Planetary Health in Madagascar
27 Planetary Health and Natural History
27 The impact of learning from a simulated experience: enhancing climate knowledge, affect and intent to act

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Growing air pollution in the Indo-Gangetic Plains and its impact on human health

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