Nature & Health Research, Practice and Policy Symposium

Due to COVID-19, the “Nature & Health” Symposium due to be held in Tasmania on 29 & 30 April has been postponed until the end of June 2020 and will occur in an online format. More information to follow soon.

Wed 29th and Thurs 30th April 2020 – new dates tbc soon

LongHouse, Hobart, lutruwita / Tasmania – new online details tbc soon

We are excited to announce registrations for a 2-day high-level Symposium set to showcase health modalities that are good for both people and natural environments.

The “Nature & Health – Research, Practice and Policy Symposium 2020” will bring together cross-disciplinary practitioners, researchers and policy makers interested in programs and interventions that utilise the known benefits of ‘Nature for health’. Through a series of invited guest speakers and break-out sessions, we will examine evidence-informed nature-based interventions, and discuss the merits of forming a coalition of Outdoor Healthcare providers.

Day one will present evidence on traditional and contemporary nature-based approaches known to build human health and wellbeing. Guest speakers will draw links between human health, the health of natural ecosystems and the importance of Indigenous approaches, within a framework of ‘Nature for health’. 

Day two will present examples of evidence-informed nature-based health interventions found to benefit humans across biological, psychological, socio-cultural and environmental domains of wellbeing. Morning break-out sessions will showcase the work of leading researchers and practitioners. An afternoon facilitated panel will explore the merits of establishing a multi-modal national representative body to advocate for Outdoor Healthcare to Government.

This Symposium is the first of its kind to be hosted by AABAT, set to precede AABAT’s annual National Forum. Symposium partners are working with AABAT to recruit representatives from the breadth of nature-based health interventions currently operating within Australia, and we warmly invite your attendance and contribution to the event. 

Symposium registration prices – to be revised

50% discount for forum/symposium combined registration – see below

Full registration – standard $ 200.00
Full registration – student $ 150.00
Single day – standard $ 100.00
Single day – student $ 75.00

Combined discount for AABAT forum and Nature and Health Symposium – to be reviewed

If you would like to take advantage of the 50% discount on the symposium when registering for both the symposium and the AABAT forum:

  1. register for the AABAT forum;
  2. you will be sent an email with a special discount code for the symposium;
  3. register for the symposium and enter the discount code while registering.

Interested in presenting?

Expressions of interest and nominations for presenters will be accepted until the 10th March. For details visit this page…