Pre-Conference Day

Speaker and Session Descriptions

Pre-Conference Day: Wednesday September 4th, 2019

1:00 – 3:00pm

2019 Planetary Health Alliance Membership Meeting

PHA members will discuss strategic priorities, sustainability and creation of a member governing committee. Update on PHA activities and accomplishments and reflections on member engagement. Closed meeting for representatives of PHA member institutions. RSVP to erikaveidis@g.harvard.edu.

Shriram Tea Room at the Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, 443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Led by Samuel Myers (Planetary Health Alliance)

*Closed session for registered PHA members
*Remote participation: harvard.zoom.us/my/erikaveidis
3:30 – 5:45pm

Concurrent Satellite Sessions

1 – Higher Education for a Healthy Future: Creating a Competency Framework for Planetary Health
This hands-on session is part of a larger project attempting to create the first common interprofessional planetary health competency framework, and establish a common understanding of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are unique to planetary health. The framework will guide the creation of a diverse spectrum of relevant educational programs and steer the design of learning and assessment resources in planetary health education.
*PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT BEFORE ATTENDING


Shriram Tea Room at the Shriram Center for Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, 443 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305

Led by Carlos Alberto Faerron Guzmán (Interamerican Center for Global Health – CISG)
Co-facilitators:
Jonathan Patz (University of Wisconsin)
Teddie Potter (University of Minnesota)

2 – High-Impact Initiatives to Save the Planet and Ourselves
Panelists will share high-impact interventions and programs that can impact a number of significant threats to planetary health. Speakers will also share how individuals and organizations can affect change. The relationship of these threats to human health will also be described but through this interconnectedness solutions will be articulated that will improve the health of people and that of our planet. This practical session will enable the audience to leave with a deeper understanding of how they can address the significant environmental threats we face and what they can do to address them. There will be a discussion among the panelists followed by an audience Q and A.

Alway M106, Stanford Medical School

Led and moderated by Keith Martin, President, Consortium of Universities in Global Health
Jonathan Patz (University of Wisconsin)
Jeni Miller (Climate and Health Alliance)
Philip Landrigan (Boston College)
Jennifer Lane (UC Davis)
3 – Building a Planetary Health Regional Hub
As momentum in planetary health builds, Planetary Health Alliance members have expressed interest in regional collaborations, to assess local conditions, share with the broader global community, and apply planetary health research. PHA is committed to helping launch planetary health regional hubs around the world. This working session will showcase emerging hubs in the Caribbean, Latin America, and East Africa and encourage participants to brainstorm new efforts.
*Remote participation: harvard.zoom.us/my/erikaveidis

Room 300, Y2E2 Building, Stanford Engineering Quad

Led by Sandeep Maharaj (University of the West Indies)
Co-facilitated by Erika Veidis (Planetary Health Alliance)
6:00 – 8:00pm
Social Event: “A Taste of California”

Stanford Engineering Quad

A Taste of California will feature local and sustainable vegan food inspired by California cuisine, wine, live music and entertainment. Enjoy small bites from California’s diverse agriculture and cultural influences. Characteristics of California cuisine include:
• Fresh food, simply prepared
• Local, sustainable ingredients
• Inspired by different cultures

Opening remarks will be presented by conference chairs, Be’sha Blondin, an elder from the Sahtu Region of the North West Territories, and Kanyon “Coyote Woman” Sayers-Rood, a representative of the Costanoan Ohlone and Chumash tribes.

This informal social setting is meant to encourage networking, conversation and fun so come sip, savor, and celebrate. We hope to see you there!Costanoan Ohlone and ChumashA Taste of California will feature local and sustainable vegan food inspired by California cuisine, wine, live music and entertainment. Enjoy small bites from California’s diverse agriculture and cultural influences. Characteristics of California cuisine include:
• Fresh food, simply prepared
• Local, sustainable ingredients
• Inspired by different cultures

Opening remarks will be presented by conference chairs, Be’sha Blondin, an elder from the Sahtu Region of the North West Territories, and Kanyon “Coyote Woman” Sayers-Rood,

This informal social setting is meant to encourage networking, conversation and fun so come sip, savor, and celebrate. We hope to see you there!
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