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.
How to Use This Resource:
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
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.
Healthy Eating to Prevent, Treat and Reverse Chronic Disease: What Should We Be Telling our Patients?
Session 2: Indirect Impacts of Our Diets on Human and Environmental Health
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.
Food Contaminants and Additives: Emerging Concerns and Opportunities for Behavioral and Policy Intervention
Session 3: Effects of Human Diets on Environmental Processes
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.
Session 4: Agricultural Impacts on Climate Change and the Environment
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.
Session 5: Future Food Trends that Embrace One Health Solutions
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.
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.
Explore materials from our previous symposia at the links below:
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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