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Planetary Health Annual Meeting at Stanford

September 4-6, 2019
Stanford University, California
Organized by the Planetary Health Alliance and Stanford University, through its Woods Institute for the Environment and Center for Innovation in Global Health

Planetary health is about ensuring that Earth is a healthy home for humanity. It is a movement to improve our stewardship of the planet, so that our legacy is an environment that improves human health rather than harming it.

In September, please join us for the seminal convening of leading researchers and policymakers in the emerging planetary health space. This is the only conference where the Planetary Health Alliance network of over 150 institutions from over 35 countries and other interested institutions and individuals consistently gather to showcase their groundbreaking work, gain insight into strategies to advance planetary health at their home institutions, and inspire and equip the next generation of scholars and practitioners to take on planetary health challenges.

The conference programming is targeted to be accessible to a broad swath of the planetary health community including investigators, teachers, practitioners, policy-makers, and influencers with a purpose of broadening the planetary health community across disciplines, sectors, and geographies. It’s truly a galvanizing, skills-building, collaboration-forming and informative event.

From Sept 4 – 6, more than 400 researchers, policymakers, practitioners and students will come together to:

–Strengthen the scientific case for planetary health framing;

–Learn from efforts to solve planetary health problems – both failures and successes;

–Convene stakeholders from academia, the private sector, civil society and government to support catalytic conversations to address these crises.


We know the problems. This conference will focus on solutions.


The Planetary Health Alliance is a consortium of universities, NGOs, and other partners committed to advancing planetary health — an interdisciplinary field focused on characterizing the human health impacts of human-caused disruptions of Earth’s natural systems. Researchers, scholars and leaders from around the world will convene at Stanford University to focus on solutions. Here is a selection of speakers.

Why Stanford?

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Stanford University is a leader in research, design thinking, cross-cutting collaborations, systems and scaling, and more. This year’s Planetary Health conference, spearheaded by Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health and Woods Institute for the Environment, seeks to connect this culture of innovation with problems that arise at the intersections of health and environment, gathering global and Bay Area leaders.