Free and open to the public, the Geisel Student Chapter of Physicians for Human Rights’ 7th Annual Conference kicks-off Friday evening, January 11, in the Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center on Dartmouth’s campus, with a screening of Albatross, a film about ocean plastic pollution on an atoll in the North Pacific Ocean.
Conference organizers Prajesh Gongal ’21 and Steven Tau MD-PhD ’25, invite all Dartmouth faculty, staff, students, and community members to attend.
This year’s conference theme, Planetary Health—Life in Our Changing World, explores the connections between the environment, human health, and human rights. Speakers examining local and global case studies to frame the scale and magnitude of human actions and their impact, include physicians, environmental activists, geographers, and researchers.
Saturday’s keynote speaker is Samuel Myers, MD, MPH, director of the Planetary Health Alliance and a professor at Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health. In addition to the film screening and speakers, the conference features workshops and art exhibits, including a traveling Smithsonian exhibit on viral epidemics.
Refreshments will be provided Friday evening—breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday.