Eighth annual conference of in VIVO planetary health: From challenges to opportunities

VIVO Planetary Health of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN)

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Abstract

inVIVO Planetary Health (inVIVO) is a progressive scientific movement providing evidence, advocacy, and inspiration to align the interests and vitality of people, place, and planet. Our goal is to transform personal and planetary health through awareness, attitudes, and actions, and a deeper understanding of how all systems are interconnected and interdependent. Here, we present the abstracts and proceedings of our 8th annual conference, held in Detroit, Michigan in May 2019, themed “From Challenges, to Opportunities”. Our far-ranging discussions addressed the complex interdependent ecological challenges of advancing global urbanization, including the biopsychosocial interactions in our living environment on physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, together with the wider community and societal factors that govern these. We had a strong solutions focus, with diverse strategies spanning from urban-greening and renewal, nature-relatedness, nutritional ecology, planetary diets, and microbiome rewilding, through to initiatives for promoting resilience, positive emotional assets, traditional cultural narratives, creativity, art projects for personal and community health, and exploring ways of positively shifting mindsets and value systems. Our cross-sectoral agenda underscored the importance and global impact of local initiatives everywhere by contributing to new normative values as part of a global interconnected grass-roots movement for planetary health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4302
Pages (from-to)1-62
Number of pages62
JournalInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume16
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2019
EventEighth Annual Conference of inVIVO Planetary Health: From Challenges to Opportunities - Detroit, United States
Duration: 15 May 201917 May 2019

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Keywords

  • Allergy
  • Art and creativity
  • Biodiversity
  • Biophilosophy
  • Birth cohorts
  • Climate change
  • Cultural competency
  • DOHaD
  • Dysbiotic drift
  • Ecology
  • Environmental health
  • Extinction of experience
  • Food systems
  • Green prescriptions
  • Green space
  • Health equity
  • Health promotion
  • Indigenous health
  • Inflammation
  • Legal perspectives
  • Mental health
  • Microbiome
  • Mindsets
  • Narrative medicine
  • Nature relatedness
  • NCDs
  • Obesity
  • Personalized medicine
  • Planetary health
  • Positive emotions
  • Rewilding
  • Social justice
  • Solastalgia
  • Stress

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