2020 One Health One Planet™ Symposium
"One Health and the Air We Breathe" 
April 14 – 15, 2020

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, PA

The 2020 One Health One Planet symposium will focus on the topic of air quality. Pittsburgh’s air quality ranks in the dirtiest 8 percent of U.S. cities, contributing to higher rates of heart and lung disease and other serious health issues. Join hundreds of attendees and experts from across the country to discuss this critical issue and explore ways to address it.

Phipps is pursuing professional continuing education credits for M.D.s, D.V.M.s and nurses. Details will be announced soon.

Featured Speakers

Myron Aronowitt – State Director for Pennsylvania, Clean Water Action
Jamil Bey, Ph.D. – President and CEO, UrbanKind Institute
Juan Declet-Barreto, Ph.D. – Climate Vulnerability Social Scientist, Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists
Neil Donahue, Ph.D. – Thomas Lord Professor; Director of Steinbrenner Institute for Environmental Education and Research, Carnegie Mellon Univeristy
Jim Fabisiak, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health; Director of the Center of Healthy Environments and Communities, Environmental and Occupational Health, Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Jack Harkema, DVM, Ph.D., Dipl ACVP – University Distinguished Professor of Pathobiology & Diagnostic Investigation, Michigan State University
Ned Ketyer, M.D., F.A.A.P. – Retired Pediatric Physician, University of Pittsburgh Climate and Global Change Center
Matt Mehalik, Ph.D. – Executive Director, Breathe Project
Camila Rivera-Tinsley – Director of Education, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
Meghan Scanlon, WELL AP – Wellness and Sustainability Specailist, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Sally Wenzel, M.D. – Professor of Medicine; Chair, Department of Occcupational and Environmental Health, University of Pittsburgh
Linda Wigington – ROCIS Team Leader, ROCIS Pittsburgh
Nsedu Witherspoon, MPH – Executive Director, Children's Environmental Health Network


Register now through Wed., Jan. 29 to take advantage of an early-bird registration rate, which includes access to the opening reception and symposium.

Symposium and reception: $85 Early Bird Rate ($99 after Wed., Jan. 29)
Symposium only: $74
Reception only: $25

(must present current student ID at reception and symposium)
Symposium and reception: $39
Reception only: $15

Symposium registration includes a healthy lunch and light refreshments.

Questions? Contact Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas at mwheeler-dubas@phipps.conservatory.org

About One Health One Planet™

We are seeing unprecedented changes in the earth’s environmental and physical processes. Climate change, air pollution, reduced availability of clean water, and persistent toxic chemicals threaten human, animal, and environmental health and well-being.

To build a shared interdisciplinary vision of “health” and serve as a catalyst for positive change, Phipps Conservatory brings together leaders to explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human, animal and environmental health through the One Health Initiativea movement that forges collaborations among physicians, veterinarians, environmental and health sciences, and environmentally-related disciplines, promoting strategies to expand interdisciplinary understanding and communication in all aspects of healthcare for humans, animals and the environment.

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One Health One Planet™ 2019 Symposium Highlights

On March 13 – 14, 2019 the third-annual One Health One Planet symposium united thought leaders across disciplines to discuss The Future of Food, sharing groundbreaking new insights on the human, animal and ecological impacts of food and diet, including large-scale agriculture, plant-based diets and diet trends, antibiotics and pesticides in foods and more..

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One Health One Planet™ 2018 Symposium Highlights

On March 7 – 8, 2018 the second-annual One Health One Planet symposium united thought leaders across disciplines to discuss Chemicals of Concern in the Environment, from routes of exposure and potential impacts to actions that the public can take to minimize risk with thought leaders from Université de Montréal, Carnegie Mellon University, Environmental Working Group, Environmental Health Sciences and elsewhere.

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One Health One Planet™ 2017 Symposium Highlights

The 2017 One Health, One Planet™ Symposium connected hundreds of attendees with thought leaders from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Women for a Healthy Environment and numerous other prestigious universities and institutions for talks on epidemics, epigenetics, community health, zoological medicine and more.

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The Story of One Health One Planet™

Watch our series of videos for an introduction and summary of the One Health One Planet™ movement.

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The Phipps Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement acknowledges the connection between human and environmental health. The institute studies the built and natural environments and their intersection with human health and wellness.

Questions? Contact Dr. Maria Wheeler-Dubas at mwheeler-dubas@phipps.conservatory.org.

Sponsored in Part by

The Heinz Endowments

UPMC Health Plan

An Anonymous Family Foundation

Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Presented in Partnership with

International Living Future Institute

The Institute for Green Science at Carnegie Mellon University

Sustainable Pittsburgh

National Aviary