News 08.11.2017

Planetary health research in 2018: a call for abstracts

5 January 2018: Abstract submission deadline!

Planetary health research focuses on understanding and quantifying the human health effects of accelerating environmental change, including changes in climate, freshwater availability, biodiversity, food and nutrition, sustainable fishing, agricultural productivity, air quality, and water or airborne diseases. To catalyse innovative ideas among the disparate yet integrally related fields, The Lancet Planetary Health will publish a booklet of outstanding abstracts in planetary health research, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Planetary Health Alliance on May 29–31, 2018, at the University of Edinburgh in the UK.

Researchers from any discipline relevant to planetary health are invited to submit an abstract of their research describing a recent study or a project currently in process that contributes to the gaps in knowledge, governance, and imagination as reported by the Rockefeller–Lancet Commission.

Authors of those abstracts accepted will be invited to present as oral or poster presenters at the 2018 Planetary Health Annual Meeting. A subset of accepted abstracts will also be included in the published booklet of the Best Abstracts in Planetary Health to be released at the Planetary Health Alliance Annual Meeting in May, 2018.