Nature & Health Virtual Conference 2021: Call for Abstracts
We are excited to invite you to submit an abstract for our inaugural research conference, "Nature & Health 2021: Generating understanding across communities and disciplines,” to be held virtually from October 12-14, 2021. The conference is hosted by Nature & Health at the University of Washington (
This 3-day conference will explore current research and thinking on the connections between nature and human health and well-being, and how new insights are shaping policies, programs, practices, and designs to benefit all people and nature in healthcare, education, environmental management, and community settings. This is a unique opportunity for researchers and students in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; and practitioners and community leaders in health, conservation, planning, education, and related fields to meet, learn from each other, and inspire new cross-cutting ideas and applications on the subject of nature and health. We welcome abstracts for talks on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to: human health outcomes from nature exposure, equity and justice, ecosystem health and human well-being, methods for studying nature and health, and novel applications of research.
Regular sessions at the conference will be composed of either oral presentations or flash talks.
Oral presentations will be 15 minutes: 12 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for questions. Contributed oral presentations will be grouped by topic. Each contributed session will have a moderator. All oral presentation rooms will be equipped with AV equipment (computer and projector). Detailed information and instructions on presentations at the meeting will be available to presenters in advance of the meeting.
Flash talks will be 5-minute presentations that deliver the most interesting and impactful aspects of your work. Flash talk sessions will be designed to encourage extended conversations with colleagues who are specifically interested in your work. You will be given the opportunity to indicate that you would be interested in giving a flash talk when you submit your abstract. Speakers will be given five (5) minutes at the beginning of the session to present their key ideas and findings. After topically grouped speakers have presented, there will be a 15-minute Q&A for the group before moving onto the next speaker group. Depending on the time available in the schedule, there will be additional time at the end of the session to interact with the audience.
If your abstract is accepted for a flash talk, you will be notified by the Organizing Committee and asked to prepare a 5-minute presentation instead of a 15-minute presentation. If your abstract is not accepted for a flash talk, it still will be considered for an oral presentation.
To apply, please fill in each section exactly how you would like this published on a conference schedule and website. The priority deadline to submit your abstract is March 19, 2021. Those who are accepted will be notified by April 1, 2021.
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Your Email Address
Your first name
Your last name
Affiliation or Organization
In order list the names of all presenters, their affiliations or organizations, email addresses. Optional.
Have you previously presented at another Nature and Health symposia? (If 'Yes' please note the year you presented in 'Other')
I am willing to moderate a session.
Your preferred format
5-minutes flash presentation
Broad topic area
NATURE IMPACTS ON MENTAL HEALTH
NATURE IMPACTS ON PHYSICAL HEALTH
NATURE AND HUMAN WELL-BEING
CAUSAL PATHWAYS OF NATURE-HEALTH EFFECTS
NATURE CONTACT DURING COVID-19
METHODS FOR ASSESSING NATURE CONTACT
METHODS FOR ASSESSING HUMAN RESPONSES
SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS FOR ASSESSMENTS
DEFINITIONS AND WAYS OF KNOWING THE HUMAN-NATURE-HEALTH RELATIONSHIP (BEYOND STEM)
AGENCY, POWER, SELF-DETERMINATION, AND SOVEREIGNTY
COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP OF GREEN SPACES
ETHICS OF PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH
ECONOMIC VALUATION OF HEALTH BENEFITS OF NATURE
EQUITY AND HEALTH
EQUITY AND NATURE
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF THE NATURE-HEALTH RELATIONSHIP
CLIMATE VULNERABILITY AND ADAPTATION
TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE AND INDIGENOUS WAYS OF KNOWING
NATURE-HEALTH RELATIONSHIPS IN ARTS, MUSIC, AND HUMANITIES
PARKS AND OPEN SPACE
The title of your abstract (please limit to 200 characters). Please type in title case (e.g. first letter of most words capitalized).
Your abstract (Please limit to 350 words). Please concisely describe the work you will present. Abstracts should include a brief overview of the study or project background, objectives, methods, results, and conclusions.
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