Satellite Meetings

We would like to recognise other relevant events happening at the intersection of environmental change and human health around the 2018 Planetary Health Annual Meeting. Please see below for a list of upcoming meetings.

Planetary health: how our health intersects with that of our environment

May 21, 2018, Mayor House, Nicosia, Cyprus

Human health is closely linked to that of our environment. In the last few decades, planetary health has been undermined by the systematic over-exploitation of natural resources, impacting the harmony of ecosystems and human societies. Environmental pollution, uncontrolled industrial development, and climate change manifestations are among the most important factors (horizontal challenges) linked to planetary health that they concomitantly influence population health status. The aim of planetary health is to showcase and understand the links between human-caused disruptions of earth’s natural systems and the resulting impacts on public health, while also promoting sustainable control options to mitigate our environmental footprint and protect our health. Our health depends on that of our natural world and what we do to our environment ultimately comes back to affect us.


International Global Health & Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop 2018

May 23, 2018 Geneva, Switzerland 

This event is free and it will provide guidance and insight to face antimicrobial resistance through the sharing of knowledge and development of innovative ideas. We were able to secure numerous high level keynote speakers and will be having interactive discussions as well as small group activities on specific AMR themes.


Living in a Warming World

May – September, 2018 University of Sydney

This four part series of public talks brings together policy experts, intellectuals and activists who are creatively grappling with the entwined challenges of climate change and inequality in a variety of contexts: in cities, in regions in transition, in professions and in re-thinking new energy systems.

Spatial inequality and Australian cities in a warming world
Monday 7 May 2018
6:00 – 7:30pm
Charles Perkins Centre Lecture Theatre, University of Sydney

Why we need to think about inequality and climate change together
Monday 4 June 2018
6:00 – 7:30pm
Law School Foyer, University of Sydney

Making the new energy system fair
Monday 2 July 2018
6:00 – 7:30pm
Law School Foyer, University of Sydney

Professional obligations in an age of climate change
Monday 24 September 2018
6:00 – 7:30pm
Law School Foyer, New Law School


1st International Conference on One Health: Problems & Solutions

June 1-2, 2018 Baku, Azerbaijan, Khazar University

The conference will bring together the multiple health science professionals, together with their related disciplines and institutions operating at local, national and global levels to achieve the best for humans, animals, wildlife, plants and our environment. The conference intends to use discussions and presentations on new One Health Approaches, diseases control and prevention strategies, policies, One Health capacity building to achieve best health for people, animal and our environment.


Strengthening food and nutrition security through a Planetary Health lens in resource-limiting settings

July 11-12, 2018 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

This conference provides an opportunity to share research findings and lessons emanating from this ACIAR project and other projects active in the region. It is anticipated that conference papers and posters will highlight that there is no single, perfect diet that fits everyone but rather a series of dietary options depending on locally available food and the age, gender and reproductive status of each person. In many resource-poor environments, food availability is influenced by seasonal farming and production patterns, livestock ownership, indigenous plants and animals, socioeconomic circumstances including gender, cultural beliefs and the presence of affordable food produced elsewhere. The presentations will explore these influences plus others including the bioavailability and density of key macro and micro-nutrients varies across different foods and by season, and trade-offs and synergies between nutritional security, regenerative agriculture, food safety, livelihoods, women’s empowerment and ecosystem services.

Taking a Planetary Health approach, this conference will provide a strategic opportunity to promote linkages between nutritional programs and nutrition and gender-sensitive agriculture and value-chains at local and national levels, with a strong focus on sustainable systems, process and policy.


EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2018  

July 11-12, 2018 Stockholm, Sweden 

The 2018 EAT Stockholm Food Forum will explore a range of solutions available for achieving healthy and sustainable diets for a growing global population. We will confront some of the hard questions head on, such as how to feed the world with zero land expansion and ocean depletion, or the benefits of processed foods and clean meat.

In short, we will be stepping out of the comfort zone.

Informed by research analysed in the upcoming EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems, the fifth anniversary of the Forum will encourage dialogue, engage with the audience through panel discussions, interactive plenaries, interviews and workshops.

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