Planetary Health Conference 2020
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 09:00 to Friday, January 24, 2020 - 18:00
Kairaba Beach Hotel Banjul, The Gambia
The Conference primarily focuses on the impact of projected environmental change on health and human wellbeing in West Africa. It aims to showcase and stimulate existing and new planetary health research conducted in West Africa, with a focus on local and early career researchers. The conference will bring together global, regional and national scientific leaders in the climate change field, as well as policy makers.
In the face of this critical situation, the Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia (MRCG) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the LSHTM Centre on Climate Change and Planetary Health in collaboration with The Gambian Government, plan to deliver a conference on Planetary Health in The Gambia with particular focus on the impacts of current and projected environmental change on health and human wellbeing in West Africa. The conference aims to showcase and stimulate existing and new planetary health research conducted in West Africa with a focus on local and early career researchers.
Call for Abstracts and Travel Grants
This call for Abstracts is open for the Planetary Health Conference 2020 in The Gambia. The conference will focus on the impacts of current and projected environmental change on health and human wellbeing in West Africa. The conference aims to create a platform for the exchange of ideas, identify solutions for research and evidence gaps, showcase emerging research agendas among early career researchers and promote interaction with policy makers.
Abstracts are requested on the major themes of the conference and on any of the sub-themes listed below. Research on potential “solutions” is particularly welcomed.
Infectious disease – for example, the impact of environmental change on the spread of vector-borne diseases
Sustainable cities – for example, the design of healthy and sustainable cities that are resilient to future projected climate change
Direct heat impacts – for example, an understanding of the impact of heat stress on health outcomes especially among vulnerable populations
Air pollution – for example, the impact of environmental change on air pollution especially in urban environments
Food security – for example, the ability of national governments to ensure food and nutrition
Abstracts should be submitted in English.
Submission of abstracts is open until 17:00 on 08th November 2019. Successful abstracts will be announced in December 2019.
We are pleased to also announce that travel grants are available to participants from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) whose abstracts have been accepted, to facilitate their travel to The Gambia for the Conference. The grant will cover travel costs, lodging, and subsistence only (per diems will not be paid). Applications (brief explanation of why you want to be considered) should be 150 words maximum. Participants are encouraged to fill out the travel grant section of the form when submitting abstracts.
Last Day to submit Abstract / Paper / Presentation – 8th November, 2019
Last date to Issue Notification of acceptance – Early December 2019
More information can be found on Planetary Helath Conference 2020 website.