The Planetary Health Annual Meeting 2019


The Planetary Health Annual Meeting 2019 : The Planetary Health Alliance and Stanford University, through its Woods Institute for the Environment and Center for Innovation in Global Health Announced the third Planetary Health Alliance Annual Meeting, September 4-6, 2019, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, USA.

The conference’s overarching objective is to catalyze efforts towards resolving the great planetary health crises of our time.


  • Strengthen the scientific case for planetary health framing;
  • Learn from efforts to solve planetary health problems – both failures and successes;
  • Convene stakeholders from academia, the private sector, civil society and government to support catalytic conversations to address these crises.


We want the Annual Meeting agenda to reflect the interests of the broad planetary health community. We are calling for proposals for three types of programming, described below. Submissions for all are due December 15, 2018. 

Plenary panels: A panel proposal should include a title and a 250-word description of how you would present a planetary health problem following the story arc above with four succinct compelling short oral presentations that open a broader discussion. Please include a potential title as well as speaker suggestions for each of the four short oral presentations of the panel to help us understand your vision. Some proposals may be also considered for other conference programming.

Skills workshops: The conference’s final day will open with at least four 2.5-hour interactive workshops to build cross-cutting skills necessary for effectively addressing planetary health problems. These might focus on leadership, communications, advocacy, fundraising or other topics. Each workshop should define key learning outcomes, pedagogy and format and embrace participants from multiple sectors. Proposals should offer a title and a 250-word description that covers the workshop’s purpose, leaders’ approach and experience, and skills participants can hope to gain.

Satellite sessions: On September 4, there may be opportunities for satellite sessions organized by partner organizations. We are open to ideas. Please submit a 250-word proposal outlining your plans and purpose.

A call for abstracts will follow in the coming months.


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