2018 Planetary Health Annual MeetingPublished on
The second Planetary Health Annual Meeting, Edinburgh/UK, aimed to bring together new communities around the world to stimulate interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration towards ground-breaking solutions to major planetary health challenges. The objective is to examine how the health impacts of various global environmental changes manifest in regional settings and to highlight emerging responses to planetary health issues. The articulation aims to engage researchers, policy makers, planners and local communities who experience these planetary health impacts to progress tailored policies built on action-focused research and innovations across sectors. The expectation is that, through gathering a diverse group in-person and via small regional satellite sessions, expand the global reach and perspective of the planetary health community in pursuit of advancing planetary health solutions.
The event was promoted by the Planetary Health Alliance along with the University of Edinburgh, the American Geophysical Union, the Wellcome Trust, The Lancet Countdown, the Lancet Planetary Health and the International Development Research Center and Future Earth. The meeting was supported by the Rockefeller Foundation through a donation to the Planetary Health Alliance.
The meeting was attended by people from several countries from all continents, generating a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment of discussions and exchange of experiences. An abstract produced in the Graduate Program in Veterinary Medicine of the Universidade Federal de Viçosa, inspired and motivated by the event "One Health, One World" sponsored by the CAPES High School of Studies, was presented at the annual meeting by the Masters student of this Program, Luan Ritchelle A. dos Anjos, and addressed the impact of aquatic contamination by agricultural pesticides and the toxicological potential of these xenobiotic agents in human and animal health. The trip and all of the student's expenses were sponsored by the Planetary Health Alliance.