Core to the conference will be a series of four to six plenary panels that each take a case-study approach to one planetary health problem, highlighting the multiple forces that interact within complex systems - physical, biological, ecological, and human (social, economic and political). Each panel will first establish the scientific evidence base connecting human health to one or more environmental drivers underlying the chosen problem, then offer assessment of the multiple interacting levels of the problem, and finally explore how the private sector, NGOs and governments can leverage this framing to effect action. Examples of both successful and unsuccessful action are encouraged.
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.