This page contains archival information about the 2019 One Health One Planet Symposium. Click here for information about the 2020 symposium.

On March 13 – 14, 2019 the third-annual One Health One Planet symposium united thought leaders across disciplines to discuss One Health and 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.

In this online resource, the One Health One Planet contributors present video, written summaries and more to take you inside this important gathering and invite you to join the conversation on these vital issues. Watch our overview video to get started.

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The One Health One Planet symposium was structured in five sessions, each with its own set of presentations. In this resource, you'll find each session represented by an overview video along with written summaries, video and supplementary resources (including research reports, presentation slides and related multimedia) for each presentation.

Session 1: Direct Impacts of Diets on Health


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In an opening keynote by Dr. Frank B. Hu and the subsequent first session of the symposium, professionals in human and veterinary health science, healthcare and other fields each observe dietary and planetary health issues through a unique lens.


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Session 2: Indirect Impacts of Our Diets on Human and Environmental Health


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In this session, speakers from NYU School of Medicine, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Pennsylvania State University discuss the wide range of health impacts our diets have — including obesity, antibiotic resistance, malnourishment and disease — and propose new programmatic models and standards to address these issues.


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Session 3: Effects of Human Diets on Environmental Processes


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In this session, speakers in fields including agroecology, ethnobotany, biology and medicine discuss the side effects of human dietary trends on the environment, including GMOs, sustainable diets and antimicrobial resistance.


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Session 4: Agricultural Impacts on Climate Change and the Environment


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The environmental challenges posed by modern agriculture provide the topic for this session, in which experts in animal health economics, land management and watersheds discuss new models to address environmental health in our farm systems.


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Session 5: Future Food Trends that Embrace One Health Solutions


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The symposium concludes with hopeful projections for the future of food, as discussed by experts from University of Arizona, the International Living Future Institute, Chatham University and Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.


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Lightning Talks


This year's symposium featured a special series five-minute lightning talks in which local Pittsburgh leaders in food security and related disciplines discussed their important work in the community.

Additional Resources


One Health One Planet™ 2019

Past Symposia

Explore materials from our previous symposia at the links below:

One Health One Planet™ 2018: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment

One Health One Planet™ 2017

One Health One Planet™ 2019

The Story of One Health One Planet

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


Join the 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. Sarah States at sstates@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