inVIVO 2020 - postponed
The 9th annual meeting of inVIVO Planetary Health was to be be held in Amsterdam on June 17-20th 2020 however, with the World Health Organisation declaring the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to respond decisively for the sake of our members and guests. Although we hope the situation will stabilize soon we must mitigate the risks of uncertainty on all levels. So, with a heavy heart, the inVIVO Directors have decided to cancel our booking in Amsterdam.
We received a record number of abstracts in 2020 and we know how much our community treasures the opportunity to meet and share ideas, data and stories—and so we will be looking at other opportunities later this year or in 2021--depending on how COVID-19 restrictions evolve.
We are committed to making new plans, still fluid at present for obvious reasons, and will update this site when these come into focus!
Our agenda will continue to underscores the imperative for creative ecological solutions for the challenges we face in all systems and all scales with advancing global urbanization – for personal, environmental, economic and societal health alike. Our agenda continues to address strategies to overcome global ‘dysbiotic drift’ – life in distress - on every level, bringing together diverse perspectives from across many dimensions of the arts and the sciences, as we explore novel solutions and new normative values.
This continues to reflect our focus on understanding and improving the complex relationships between human health and planetary health. We seek to emphasize the eco-biological interactions in our living environment (including urbanization, food systems, education, social inequity, climate change, biodiversity loss, and microbial ecology) impact physical, mental and spiritual well-being, together with the wider community and societal factors that govern these. We continue to have a long-range vision which includes trans-generational and ‘life-course’ approaches to disease prevention and environmental restoration.
The meeting will bring together a tremendous network of like-minded people from diverse fields whose interests span from planetary/population/ environmental health to microbial ecology/ systems biology and the deep biological mechanisms—all aiming to work ‘symbiotically’ to connect traditional ‘silos’ through a more integrated systems framework as we seek to improve personal, environmental, economic and societal health alike.
Our meetings are always highly interactive with as much emphasis on meaningful collaborations and productive friendships as on the data and opportunities we generate. It is our privilege and pleasure to welcome you to Amsterdam!
Our sessions will cover diverse perspectives.
This will be determined once the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and travel bans is clearer.