For Immediate Release: Tues., Jan. 16

Contact: Julie LaBar | Director of Marketing and Communications
412/638-6008  ǀ jlabar@phipps.conservatory.org


Tickets on Sale for National One Health One Planet™ Event in Pittsburgh March 7 – 8
Registration is now open for 2018 Symposium, inviting leaders to join together in exploring the connections between human, animal and environmental health.

Pittsburgh, Pa. — On March 7 – 8, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will bring together hundreds of leaders to explore global and local environmental issues and their effects on human, animal and environmental health through the One Health Initiative, a movement to expand interdisciplinary understanding and communication in all aspects of healthcare for humans, animals and the environment.

The 2018 One Health One Planet™ symposium will focus on “Health Impacts: Chemicals of Concern in the Environment” with an emphasis on endocrine disruptors, providing nationally and internationally-renowned expert speakers, interactive breakout sessions and networking opportunities to share groundbreaking new insights and solutions.

One Health One Planet™ will be held on Thurs., March 8 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Phipps, located at One Schenley Park in Pittsburgh, and the Opening Reception will be held on Wed., March 7 from 5 – 9 p.m. at Phipps featuring Keynote Speaker Pete Myers, Ph.D., founder, CEO and chief scientist of Environmental Health Sciences, publisher of EHN.org and DailyClimate.org.

Featured speakers also include:

  • Jennifer Adibi, M.P.H., Sc.D. — Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
  • Val Beasley, D.V.M., Ph.D. — Professor of Veterinary, Wildlife and Ecological Toxicology, Pennsylvania State University
  • Vicki Blazer, Ph.D. — Research Fish Ecologist, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Bruce Blumberg, Ph.D. — Professor, Developmental and Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
  • Aly Cohen, M.D., F.A.C.R., FABoIM — Founder and Medical Director, The Smart Human™
  • Matthew DeNardo, Ph.D. — Postdoctoral Research Associate, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Tyrone Hayes, Ph.D. — Professor of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley
  • Daniel Martineau, D.M.V., M.Sc., Ph.D., Dipl. A.C.V.P. — Professor (retired), Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Richard Piacentini, WELL AP — Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
  • Shanna Swan, Ph.D. — Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Alexis Temkin, Ph.D. — Toxicologist, Environmental Working Group
  • Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P. — Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

Register now to take advantage of an early-bird registration fee of $75 ($99 after Fri., Jan. 26), which includes access to the opening reception and symposium. A $25 option is available for reception access only. Student rates are also available.

To register, visit phipps.conservatory.org/OneHealth.

One Health One Planet will feature informative, engaging sessions including:

  • Chemicals of Concern in the Environment and Subsequent Impacts on Health
  • Additional Routes of Exposure for Humans and Animals
  • The Human Health Impacts of Chemical Exposures: A Focus on Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals
  • and more.

Anyone who is concerned with the health of our environment or interested in exploring the connections between human, animal and environmental health is invited to attend One Health One Planet™. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org/OneHealth.

 

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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 Initiative. One Health is a movement that is forging a new level of collaboration among physicians, veterinarians, scientific-health and environmentally-related disciplines. Thought leaders from disparate fields promote strategies to expand interdisciplinary understanding and communication in all aspects of healthcare for humans, animals and the environment.

The Symposium was spearheaded by Phipps’ Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement in conjunction with Dr. Michael Lotze at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences. Phipps’ Research Institute for Biophilia and Science Engagement studies the built and natural environments and their intersection with human health and wellness. The Symposium is among the first of its kind to discuss biophilia, or humans’ innate connection with nature, under the One Health Initiative.

About Phipps: Founded in 1893, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pa. is a green leader among public gardens with a mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse. Phipps commemorates its 125th anniversary in 2018, celebrating its historic past, vibrant present and exciting future ahead — including inspiring seasonal flower shows, community events, public programs and groundbreaking green innovation. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.

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