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Eighth Annual Conference of inVIVO Planetary Health: From Challenges to Opportunities

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The ORIGINS Project, Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia, Perth Childrens Hospital, Nedlands, WA 6009, Australia
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inVIVO Planetary Health of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), West New York, NJ 10704, USA
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School of Public Health and Social Policy (retired), University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada
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Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Tacoma, WA 98443, USA
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Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Biological Sciences Division, Richland, WA 99352, USA
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Henry Ford Health System and Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES), Wayne State University Detroit, MI 48202, USA
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USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Yale University, Derby, CT 06418, USA
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Department of Molecular Cell Biology, VU University Amsterdam (VUA), 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada
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Department of Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
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Charles Perkins Centre Nepean, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
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Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5T, Canada
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Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
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School of Law Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy, MI 48226, USA
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Ecosystems and Environment Research Program, University of Helsinki, 15140 Lahti, Finland
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Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Oxford OX3 7LF, UK
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029, USA
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
On Behalf of inVIVO Planetary Health of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(21), 4302; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16214302
Received: 4 October 2019 / Revised: 29 October 2019 / Accepted: 29 October 2019 / Published: 5 November 2019
inVIVO Planetary Health (inVIVO) is a progressive scientific movement providing evidence, advocacy, and inspiration to align the interests and vitality of people, place, and planet. Our goal is to transform personal and planetary health through awareness, attitudes, and actions, and a deeper understanding of how all systems are interconnected and interdependent. Here, we present the abstracts and proceedings of our 8th annual conference, held in Detroit, Michigan in May 2019, themed “From Challenges, to Opportunities”. Our far-ranging discussions addressed the complex interdependent ecological challenges of advancing global urbanization, including the biopsychosocial interactions in our living environment on physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, together with the wider community and societal factors that govern these. We had a strong solutions focus, with diverse strategies spanning from urban-greening and renewal, nature-relatedness, nutritional ecology, planetary diets, and microbiome rewilding, through to initiatives for promoting resilience, positive emotional assets, traditional cultural narratives, creativity, art projects for personal and community health, and exploring ways of positively shifting mindsets and value systems. Our cross-sectoral agenda underscored the importance and global impact of local initiatives everywhere by contributing to new normative values as part of a global interconnected grass-roots movement for planetary health. View Full-Text
Keywords: planetary health; biodiversity; microbiome; rewilding; dysbiotic drift; mental health; green space; climate change; green prescriptions; nature relatedness; solastalgia; food systems; birth cohorts; social justice; inflammation; NCDs; positive emotions; mindsets; personalized medicine; narrative medicine; stress; allergy; obesity; health equity; cultural competency; indigenous health; environmental health; ecology; extinction of experience; DOHaD; art and creativity; biophilosophy; legal perspectives; health promotion planetary health; biodiversity; microbiome; rewilding; dysbiotic drift; mental health; green space; climate change; green prescriptions; nature relatedness; solastalgia; food systems; birth cohorts; social justice; inflammation; NCDs; positive emotions; mindsets; personalized medicine; narrative medicine; stress; allergy; obesity; health equity; cultural competency; indigenous health; environmental health; ecology; extinction of experience; DOHaD; art and creativity; biophilosophy; legal perspectives; health promotion
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Prescott, S.L.; Hancock, T.; Bland, J.; van den Bosch, M.; Jansson, J.K.; Johnson, C.C.; Kondo, M.; Katz, D.; Kort, R.; Kozyrskyj, A.; Logan, A.C.; Lowry, C.A.; Nanan, R.; Poland, B.; Robinson, J.; Schroeck, N.; Sinkkonen, A.; Springmann, M.; Wright, R.O.; Wegienka, G. Eighth Annual Conference of inVIVO Planetary Health: From Challenges to Opportunities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 4302.

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