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Planetary Health Watch Party

Wanted to be at the 2019 Planetary Health Annual Meeting (Stanford University) but saving on your carbon emissions? LSHTM’s Planetary Health Network will be hosting two watch parties for the conference, where we will stream the talks live and participate interactively in the discussion.



Day 1 - Thursday 5 September 

4:30-4:50pm      Welcoming Remark
Speakers: Sam Myers (Director, Planetary Health Alliance), Persis Drell (Provost, Stanford University), Chris Field (Director, Stanford Woods Institute), Michele Barry (Director, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health)

4:50-5:50pm      Cities and the Planet: How Urban Ecosystems Impact the Planet
Speakers: Jo Ivey Boufford (NYU), Michele Barry (Stanford), Anna Dyson (Yale), John Rossant (NewCities), Olga Sarmiento (Los Andes University), David Vlahov (Yale)

5:50-6:20pm      Conversation on Mental Health Impacts of Climate Change
Speakers: Britt Wray (Science Communicator, BBC, CBC), Vikram Patel (Harvard), Helen Berry (University of Sydney)

6:20-7:00pm      BREAK – time for discussion

7:00-7:30pm      Keynote: China’s Bay Area: How Politics, Policy, and Business Intersect to Influence the Future of the Environment
Speakers: Christine Loh (Former Undersecretary for the Environment; Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

7:30-8:30pm      Can the Private Sector Drive Change?
Speakers: Katherine Burke (Stanford), Robert Strand (UC Berkeley), Gretchen Daily (Stanford), Dennis Woodside (Impossible Foods), John Fullerton (Capital Institute)      


Day 2 - Friday 6 September 

4:30-4:50pm      Opening Remarks

4:50-5:50pm      Food Connects Land and Sea: Integrating Oceans into the Future of Food.
Led by Michelle Tigchelaar (Stanford)
Moderator: Rosamond Naylor (Stanford)
Panelists: Samuel Myers (PHA), Shakuntala Thilsted (WorldFish), Ling Cao (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Jorge Torre (Comunidad y Biodiversidad)

5:50-6:10pm      Plenary Lightning Talks: 6 great ideas in 3 minutes each.
Emcee: Elizabeth Grant (University of Edinburgh).
Presenters: Beatrice Akinyi (Millennium Water Alliance), Anika Abedin and Jashika Nirmalan (Brunel University), Ann Kurth (Yale), Divya Velguri (Harvard), John Ji (Duke Kunshan University), Mikaela Patrick (STEMA)


Open to all, seats available on first come, first served basis.
LSHTM Planetary Health Network