AGENDA

The 2018 Planetary Health Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday, May 29 to Thursday, May 31, with side sessions/living labs on June 1st.

Schedule was as follows.

MONDAY, MAY 28th

19:00-21:00
SCREENING OF ALBATROSS FILM
Screening room G.04
50 George Square, Edinburgh

TUESDAY, MAY 29th

8:00-9:00
REGISTRATION OPENS
9:00-11:00
WELCOME
McEwan Hall, The University of Edinburgh
Sam Myers
Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health
 
Liz Grant
Assistant Principal and Director, Global Health Academy, The University of Edinburgh
 
Peter Mathieson
Principal and Vice-Chancellor, The University of Edinburgh
 
Lord Provost Frank Ross
Right Honourable Lord Lieutenant and Lord Provost, City of Edinburgh
Achim Steiner
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
“Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through Work at the Nexus of Environment and Health: Video Message”
 
9:20
OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESSES AND PANEL
 McEwan Hall
Elder François Paulette
Dënesųłiné Elder and member of the Smith’s Landing Treaty 8 First Nation
Advisor, Institute for Circumpolar Health Research
Hannah Ritchie
Researcher, Our World in Data
 
UN Children Human Rights Defenders
The Children’s Parliament in Scotland
 
10:05
“Panel Discussion: A Set of Movements Converging Together — A Conversation through Different Lenses Towards One Overarching Goal”

Planetary Health, EcoHealth, One Health, and GeoHealth

McEwan Hall
Chair: Sam Myers 
Director, Planetary Health Alliance
Principal Research Scientist, Planetary Health
Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health

Andy Haines
Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Anna Meredith

Personal Chair of Zoological and Conservation Medicine, The University of Edinburgh

Robyn Alders
Professor of Food and Nutrition School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney

Peter Msoffe
Professor and Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academic Research and Consultancy, Dodoma University
 
Jonathan Patz
Professor and Director, Global Health Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Mark Shimamoto
Program Manager, GeoHealth, American Geophysical Union 
10:55
Charting Our Journey 
Happenings and Haiku introduced by Wendy Ball
11:00
BREAK, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS
Foyer
11:30
SESSION I: FOOD AND NUTRITION AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
McEwan Hall
Moderator: Robyn Alders
Professor of Food and Nutrition School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney
Brent Loken
Science Liaison Officer, EAT Stockholm
“KEYNOTE: EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems”
Pauline Scheelbeek
Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
“Future Food Production Under Environmental Challenges”
Marco Springmann
James Martin Fellow, Oxford Martin School
“The Health and Environmental Aspects of Dietary Changes Towards Sustainable Diets”
Komal Ahmad
Founder and CEO, COPIA
“Food Waste Reduction Innovation Project”
Discussion
13:00
LUNCH, NETWORKING AND EXHIBITIONS

Mentorship Lunch (Closed event, Invitation only)
Art Exhibit

 Foyer
14:00
SESSION II: MENTAL HEALTH/NCDS IMPACTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
McEwan Hall
Moderator: Jonathan Patz
Professor and Director, Global Health Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison
“An Overview from Problem Analysis to Transformative Action”
Phil Landrigan
Dean for Global Health, Professor and Chair of Preventive Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Co-Chair, The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health
“KEYNOTE: Lancet Commission on Air Pollution and Health- Conversation on Findings”
Ruth Doherty
Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
“The Global Burden of Ambient Air Pollution on Asthma”
Esther Boudewijns
Research Assistant, Maastricht University
“Impact of Cooking and the Opportunities for Cook Stoves on Health of Women and Infants in Bangalore”
Tony Capon
Professor of Planetary Health, University of Sydney
Helen Berry
Professor of Climate Change and Mental Health, University of Sydney

Mental Health and Climate Change in Oceania” (Video)

Discussion
15:30
 BREAK, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS
 Foyer
16:00
SESSION III: INFECTIOUS DISEASE, ANIMALS, AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE
 McEwan Hall
Moderators: Geoff Simm
Director of the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security and Assistant Principal Global Agriculture and Food Security, The University of Edinburgh

Pat Conrad
Associate Dean, Global Programs, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis
Dave Reay
Professor of Carbon Management and Education Assistant Principal, Global Environment and Society
The University of Edinburgh
 “Nitrogen and Planetary Health– Why This Matters”
Launch of the Planetary Health Nitrogen MOOC
Woutrina Smith
Co-Director of UC Global Health Center of Expertise on Planetary Health
Professor and Researcher Medicine & Epidemiology, UC Davis

Peter Msoffe
Professor, University of Dodoma, Tanzania

“Environmental and Socioeconomic Drivers of Disease Risk”
Hiral Shah
PhD Candidate, Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London
“Agricultural Land Use and Infectious Disease Risks in South East Asia: A Systematic Review and Meta Analyses”
Benjamin Rice
PhD Candidate, Harvard University
Madagascar Health and Environmental Research (MAHERY)
“Integrating approaches to study land use change and hotspots of malaria transmission in rural Madagascar”
Matt Bonds
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Co-CEO and Co-Founder of PIVOT

Sandra Telfer

Senior Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen

“A Focus on Madagascar– Why Plague?”
Discussion
 17:30
ADJOURN
 19:00
EVENING RECEPTION
 Dynamic Earth

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30th

 6:45-7:45
7:00-7:45
Early morning Arthur’s seat walk/run
Yoga Session
8:30
PLANETARY HEALTH ACROSS THE NATION – A SCOTTISH REFLECTION 
McEwan Hall
Moderator: Liz Grant

Andrew Murray
Technical Advisor, World Health Organisation- Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

Roger Hawkes
Executive Director, Golf and Health Project of World Golf Foundation

Mel Young
President, Homeless World Cup
Chair, Sport Scotland

Sharon Pfleger
Consultant, Pharmaceutical Public Health, NHS

Catriona Patterson
Environmental Officer for Festivals, Edinburgh

9:30
SESSION IV: SOLUTION SPACE – FAITH TRADITIONS, INDIGENOUS VOICES, AND THE ARTS: RETHINKING OUR PLACE IN THE WORLD 
McEwan Hall
Moderator: Harriet Harris
University Chaplain, University of Edinburgh
Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo
Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences
“KEYNOTE: The Pontifical Academy Responses to the Planet”
John Bell
Presbyterian minister, Iona Community
“Lessons on Planetary Health from Ancient and Modern Sacred Scriptures and Community Voices”
Reiko Goto Collins
Environmental artist

Alice Audouin

Founder, Art of Change 21

“Planetary Health and the Arts”
Erika Veidis
Member Engagement & Outreach Manager, Planetary Health Alliance
“Photo Exhibition”
Discussion
11:05
BREAK, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS
 Foyer and Chaplaincy Centre
11:30
SESSION V: LIGHTNING SESSIONS ON NEW IDEAS IN PLANETARY HEALTH 
 McEwan Hall 
Moderator: Saskia Heijnen
Acting Lead, Our Planet Our Health, Wellcome Trust

Andy Haines
Professor of Environmental Change and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Euan Doidge
PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh
“The Urban Gold Mine” (Video)
Daniela Moura de Oliveira Beltrame
National Project Coordinator – ‎Biodiversity for Food and Nutrition Project (BFN)
“Strategic Research Partnerships to Build Capacities and Generate Scientific Data to Promote the Sustainable Use and Conservation of Brazilian Underutilized Species” 
Carolin Löscher
Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark
“Identification of Oceanic Hotspots for Production of the Neurotoxin BMAA”
Katharine Kreis
Director of Strategic Initiatives, PATH
“BRIDGE Collaborative: Practitioner’s Guide on Cross-Sector Action Planning and Evidence Evaluation”
Kathryn Fiorella
Lecturer, Program in Public Health, Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences, Cornell University
“Fish Catch, Fisher Adaptations, and Fish Consumption in Cambodia’s Rice Field Fisheries: Implications for Climate Change”
 
Annelise Depoux
Co-director, Centre Virchow-Villermé
“A Better Connection Between Climate Change, Migration, and Health”
 
James Crall
Rockefeller Foundation Planetary Health Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
“Identifying the synergistic impacts of climate and pesticide use on pollinators and food systems”
 
Discussion
12:20
SOLUTION SPACE: CREATING & COLLABORATING 
12:30
LUNCH, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS

Mural Tours available with the Children’s Parliament
Travel Scholars Lunch (Private event, Invitation only)

 Foyer, Chaplaincy and surrounding areas
13:30
SOLUTION SPACE: CREATING & COLLABORATING (CONT.)
13:30 Children’s Parliament
“The ‘how’ of Planetary Health — challenges from children”

Andrew Cave
Head of Governance, Baillie Gifford
“Reflections”Clare Shine
Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Salzburg Global Seminars
“Reflections — Nature, cities, and children’s wellbeing”  
 McEwan Hall
14:30
SESSION VI: SOLUTION SPACE: GOVERNANCE AND POLICY SOLUTIONS
 McEwan Hall
Moderator: Ann Kurth
Dean, and Linda Koch Lorimer Professor, Yale University School of Nursing
President, CUGH
Mandeep Dhaliwal
Director, United Nations Development Programme on HIV, Health & Development Practice
 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Phil Mackie
Lead Consultant, Scottish Managed Sustainable Health Network (SMaSH)
“The Co-Benefits of Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Preparedness: A Conversation Between Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Health Protection Scotland (HPS), Health Scotland, and Scottish Managed Sustainable Network”
Stephen Bridgman
Clinical Director of Public Health, Nelson Marlborough Health, New Zealand
“Maori Concept of Kaitiakitanga: (guardianship and protection of the environment) and the Resource Management Act”
Robert Engelman
Senior Fellow, Worldwatch Institute
“Consumption and Population: What Governments and NGOs Can Do”
“A Panel Discussion on the Roles and Responsibilities of Global and National Agencies, Governments, and Partners”
 
Chair: Natalia Linou
Policy Specialist, United Nations Development Programme on Gender, Health, & HIV
 
Mandeep Dhaliwal
Director, United Nations Development Programme on HIV, Health & Development Practice

Timothy Bouley
Climate and Health Specialist, World Bank

Kulsum Ahmed
Environmental Sustainability and Climate Expert and former Practice Manager, Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, World Bank

Katherine Trebeck

Research Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Sophie Howe
Future Generations Commissioner, Wales 
 
Discussion
16:30
BREAK, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS 

Poster Session #1

 Foyer and Chaplaincy 
17:30
ADJOURN
17:30-19:00 Welcome Trust Reception for Wellcome Scholars
(Invitation only)
 McEwan Hall, 1st Floor Reception Room
19:00
EVENING RECEPTION

(Registration Required)

 National Museum of Scotland

THURSDAY, MAY 31ST

6:45-7:45
7:00-7:45
Early morning Arthur’s seat walk/run
Yoga Session
 7:45-9:00 Business Breakfast
Private event/registration required
McEwan Hall, 1st Floor Reception Room 
9:00
OPENING SESSION
McEwan Hall
Richard Horton
Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet
“Planetary Health– Worth Everything”
9:15
SESSION VII: ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS SOLUTIONS TO PLANETARY HEALTH PROBLEMS 
McEwan Hall
“A Panel Discussion”
 
Moderator: Sam Bickersteth 
Executive Director, The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health
Katherine Trebeck 
Research Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Jennifer Cole
Public Policy Advisor, The Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health

William Evison

Associate Director, Sustainability and Climate Change, PwCAndrew Cave
Head of Governance, Baillie Gifford

Michael Weatherhead
Implementation Director, Wellbeing Economy Alliance

 10:30
 BREAK, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS
 Foyer and Chaplaincy 
 11:00
SESSION VIII: BLUE PLANETARY HEALTH 
McEwan Hall
Moderator: Lora Fleming
Director, European Centre for Environment and Human Health
“Water, Oceans, and Human Health: The BlueHealth Programme”
Jessica Gephart
Postdoctoral Fellow, National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center
“Fisheries and food security under climate change: Scenario analysis for charting plausible futures”
Md. Mahbubur Rahman
Project Coordinator, icddr,b
“Drinking Rainwater and Illness in Salinity-Affected Southwest Coastal Bangladesh”
Priyanka Jamwal
Fellow, Centre for Environment and Development, ATREE
“Water Quality Management — the effect of industrial effluents on human health: An Indian case study”
Maria Westerbos
Founder & Director, Plastic Soup Foundation
Creative Solutions to Ocean Plastics”
Discussion
 12:30
LUNCH, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS
Reception Event: Next Generation Brainstorming Lunch (Space limited)

 

Foyer and Chaplaincy
 13:30
SESSION IX: REDESIGNING SPACE – URBAN DESIGN FOR HEALTH
McEwan Hall
Moderator: Andy Kerr
Executive Director, Centre for Carbon Innovation, The University of Edinburgh
Michael Davies 
Professor of Building Physics and the Environment, University College London
“Health and Built Environment — Understanding the Links” 
Ana Diez Roux
Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology, Drexel University
“How to Move from Health Risks of Cities to the Health Opportunities that Smart City Designs Offers”
Kanyiva Muindi
Post-doctoral Research Scientist, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
“Urban Risk — Perspectives from Nairobi”
Cathy Johnston
Group Manager, Glasgow City Council
“Development and Regeneration Services at Glasgow City Council”
Diego Ramirez
RISE Design & Engagement Leader
“Water-Sensitive Revitalisation of Urban Informal Settlements in Fiji and Indonesia: Presentation of Progress from the Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments (RISE) Program”
Discussion
15:00
CLOSING SESSION
Howie Frumkin 
Head, Our Planet Our Health, The Wellcome Trust
“Commitment and Call to Action” 
15:30-17:30
BREAK, NETWORKING & EXHIBITIONS

Poster Session #2

Foyer and Chaplaincy
17:30
ADJOURN 
SIDE SESSIONS/LIVING LABS BEGIN
These 14 sessions are being hosted by a range of organisations. Registration details below.
16:00-18:00 1. Planetary Health Education Workshop Side Session/Living Lab
Location: DHT LG .07
Description
Register

FRIDAY, JUNE 1ST

8:30-12:00
SIDE SESSIONS/LIVING LABS: MORNING
All morning side sessions will take place from 8:30-12:00. Please only register for one event.
2. Planetary Health Alliance Membership Meeting
Location: Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre 
Description
To register, e-mail erikaveidis@fas.harvard.edu

3. Development of “Planetary Health Watch”: Towards an integrated system to monitor health and global environmental changes
Location: Appleton Tower, room 2.14
Description
Register

4
. Making climate change and sustainability relevant to health professionals using innovative pedagogical approaches: A hands-on practical workshop
Location: DHT, LG.07
Description
Register

5. Scientific publishing at the interface between the earth systems and human health
Location: CMB, Seminar Room 2
Description
Register

6. Your planet needs you – a proposal for action research project between the textile industry and Planetary Boundaries framework
Location: DHT, LG 10
Description
Register7. The Health of the Planet: Agroforestry and Land Restoration in the World’s Seasonal and Humid Tropics
Location: 7 George Sq, S37
Description
Register

8. Ageing in Planet: The Potential for Synergy and Sustainability in an Ageing World
Location: Appleton Tower, room 2.12
Description
Register

9. Disaster-induced displacement and its effects on mental and physical health
Location: DHT, LG.06
Description
Register

 
12:00-13:30
BREAK
You are welcome to bring lunch to the Chaplaincy Centre and enjoy connecting with others participating today. Lunch is not provided. Tea and coffee will be available.
Chaplaincy Centre
13:30-17:00
SIDE SESSIONS/LIVING LABS: AFTERNOON
All afternoon side sessions will take place from 13:30-17:00. Please only register for one event.
10. Future Earth Health Knowledge-Action Network
Location: Appleton Tower, room 2.14
Description
Register

11. BRIDGE Collaborative
Location: DHT, LG 10
Description
Register

12. Leadership and Influence: Advocacy skills for policy engagement in planetary health
Location: 7 George Sq, S37
Description
Register

13. Achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Systems thinking, capacity building, and participatory action as key tools to foster integrated approach to health in Southeast Asia
Location: DHT, LG.06
Description
Register

14. Integrating Health Care Systems with Planetary Health in Low-Income Countries: Challenges and Opportunities
Location: CMB, Seminar Room 2
Description
Register

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