Planetary Health / GeoHealth Annual Meeting

Event Date: 
April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017

The goal of the inaugural Planetary Health / GeoHealth Annual Meeting is to bring together a diverse group of students, investigators, instructors, policy makers, and other interested individuals who are committed to understanding and communicating the human health impacts of global environmental change. Our objective is to showcase the extraordinary momentum that is taking place around the world in the field of planetary health while highlighting institutional developments, emerging investigators, research developments, and applications to policy-making and natural resource management.  Our expectation is that a diverse group will take from this meeting a sense of excitement about the quality and importance of work being done in planetary health, a new cohesiveness as a community dedicated to furthering these issues in collaboration with each other, and a commitment to continuing to grow this rapidly emerging field together.

The Planetary Health Alliance along with the American Geophysical Union, the Ecological Society of America, and The Lancet are organizing the Inaugural Annual Meeting on Planetary Health and GeoHealth on April 29-30, 2017 in Boston, MA, with an opening reception on Friday, April 28 at the New England Aquarium. The meeting is supported by the Rockefeller Foundation through a grant to the Planetary Health Alliance.

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