Call for Abstracts

The abstract submission period is now closed. Individuals will be notified of acceptance on May 6, 2019.

The Planetary Health Alliance and Stanford University announced a call for program proposals for plenary panels, skills workshops, and satellite sessions earlier this year. Individuals will be notified of acceptance in mid-March. Individuals who submitted a plenary proposal and would like to be considered for publication in The Lancet Planetary Health booklet must submit an abstract.

The Planetary Health Alliance and Stanford University are organizing the third Annual Meeting on Planetary Health on September 4-6, 2019 at Stanford University in California, USA. As in past years, we are seeking abstracts for oral and poster presentations. In conjunction with the meeting, The Lancet Planetary Health will publish a booklet of selected outstanding abstracts.

This year, there will be three categories for abstract submission: Scientific Research, Education, and Policy & Practice. Researchers, educators, policymakers and practitioners from any discipline relevant to planetary health are invited to submit an abstract of their work describing a recent study or current project that contributes to gaps in knowledge, governance, and imagination as reported by the Rockefeller–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health. Topics of interest include geographically diverse examples of approaches, methods, tools, and indicators to assess how, where, and why environmental change leads to meaningful public health impacts and to address solutions to planetary health challenges. If you have any questions about whether a topic is relevant, please visit the Planetary Health Alliance website for themes or e-mail

Submissions are due by 1700h EST (2200h GMT) on April 1, 2019. Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present as oral or poster presenters at the 2019 Planetary Health Annual Meeting. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1700h EST on April 30, 2019.

Abstracts should be in English, 300 words maximum, and present detailed information on study or project design, methods, and results, even if preliminary. Attention should be given to describing the impact of a change in the structure or function of a natural system(s) on a dimension (or dimensions) of human health. Abstracts in the Education and Policy & Practice categories should include project objectives and parameters, audience or stakeholders engaged, and experience to date. Please lay out your abstract under the following headings:

  • title (including a study descriptor if appropriate—eg, randomised)
  • background (including context and aim)
  • methods
  • findings
  • interpretation

Include names, titles, highest degrees, and affiliations of all authors; postal and email addresses for the corresponding author; any funding received (if none, state this); and a brief summary of the contributions of each author and any competing interests. Do not include references, tables, or figures.

This call for abstracts was published in The Lancet Planetary Health and can be accessed here.

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