Sunway Centre for Planetary Health 2024 Planetary Health Summit And 6TH Annual Meeting
Planetary Health is the health and well-being of people and the planet’s natural systems. This emerging field of applied research, policy, and practice, presents an intentional and catalytic effort to take on one of the greatest challenges the world has faced. It seeks to characterize the impact of human-caused disruptions of Earth’s natural systems on our health and well-being. Planetary Health also offers solutions-oriented approaches, bridging different disciplines and sectors, and learning from past successes and failures.
In April 2024, the 2024 Planetary Health Summit and 6th Annual Meeting will be convened by Sunway Centre for Planetary Health in partnership with the Planetary Health Alliance. This hybrid meeting (held in-person and virtually) will bring together scientists, educators, students, policymakers, civil-society, private-sector representatives, and others to learn about these complex relationships, seek solutions, and build skills for action and change.
Abstracts may be submitted as either a research study — presenting the results from original scientific research — or as an education, community, art, or policy project. Please read the guidelines below and the instructions in the submission form on required abstract content before submission. Thank you and we look forward to receiving your abstracts.
Call for Abstracts
Abstracts may be submitted from any discipline relevant to planetary health. We welcome submissions by researchers, clinicians, practitioners, educators, students, business entities, NGOs, artists, and others, describing a study that has recently been conducted, or a project or initiative currently in process. Please see the suggested fields in the submissions form below for examples of potential areas or visit the PHAM 2022 website to see what was discussed at PHAM 2022 meeting.
Abstracts may be submitted as either a research study — presenting the results from original scientific research — or as an education, community, art, or policy project.
Guidelines for all Abstracts
Abstracts should be in English, 300 words maximum, and contain no references, tables or figures.
- Research abstracts should present clear information on study design, methods, and results, even if preliminary. Attention should be given to describing the impact of a change in the structure or function of a natural system(s) on a dimension (or dimensions) of human health.
- Please supply a title which includes a study descriptor if appropriate (e.g., randomized), and lay out your abstract under the following headings:
- Background (including context and aim)
- Reports of randomized trials should follow the CONSORT extension for abstracts.
Selected abstracts from the 2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting featured in Lancet Planetary Health
Special Issue can be viewed here.
More details on abstract guidelines can be found here.
Guidelines for Education, Community, Art, or Policy Project abstracts
- Submissions should briefly describe the project/initiative concept and details, its target audience, the goals you hope to achieve, and results obtained.
- Education, Community (outreach, engagement, or organization), Art, or Policy Project-related abstracts will only be eligible for poster session presentations (see below).
- Abstracts for projects that are entirely conceptual (i.e. have not yet begun and have no designated start date) or those advertising commercial products will not be accepted.
Project abstracts from the 2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting can be found here.
- From among the submitted abstracts related to research studies, some will be selected to present a live lightning talk, followed by a brief Question & Answer session.
- All other accepted abstracts will be invited to prepare poster presentations.
- A selected group of research abstracts, chosen from among both the lightning talks and posters, will also be published as an abstract booklet by The Lancet Planetary Health, featuring top abstracts from the Planetary Health Annual Meeting.
- For abstracts accepted for poster presentations, authors will be required to submit in advance a poster file (PDF) and a short video (MP4 file, up to 5 minutes long) that will be made available on the conference website.
- During the in-person portion of the conference, we will host a poster session in which attendees will be able to interact with poster authors either in-person or virtually. More information will be made available about poster presentations and requirements upon selection.
- Additionally, interested participants will have the opportunity to submit full papers to a special issue of the Challenges Journal.
Articles published in the Challenges Special Issue for the 2022 Planetary Health Annual Meeting can be viewed here.
For Malaysian researchers, please refer to funding guidelines by MoHE on publishing before submission to journals.
Submission Deadlines and Process
- The submission deadline for all abstract submissions is 31 October 2023, 24:00 MYT.
- For all abstracts submitted on or before 30 September, notification of acceptance will be given by 1 November 2023 .
- For all abstracts submitted between 1 October-31 October 2023, notification of acceptance will be given by 21 November 2023.
- Note that early bird registration closes on 7 November 2023.
- Please submit abstracts through the form provided below.