Scientific Program

  • Day 1 - 8th May
  • Day 2 - 9th May
  • Day 3 - 10th May
  • Day 4 - 11th May

Walking in the Athens National Garden

10:00-12:00

STARTING REGISTRATIONS

12:00 - 18:00

OPENING CEREMONY AND WELCOME BY LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL AUTHORITIES

Introductory speech by the President of the Conference
“From Hippocrates to Forests for Public Health: A Global Innovative Perspective” Dr. Christos Th. Gallis

World Health Organization (WHO)
“Forests for Public Health and WHO” Dr. Marco Martuzzi, WHO

Keynote Lectures
“The further evolution of restorative environments theory: Integration, elaboration, extension”Prof. Terry Hartig – Sweden
“Forest for Public Health and Welfare: Introduction to Forest Policy in Korea”Prof. Won Sop Shin – Korea

18:00 - 20:00

Welcome Cocktail

20:00 -

Keynote Lecture 1.1

“Introduction of Forest Medicine-Effects of Forest Bathing/Shinrin-Yoku on human health”Dr. Qing Li – Japan
Session Chair: Bum-Jin Park – Korea

08:30-09:15

Oral Presentations 1.1

Forest Medicine, Forest therapy, Health Policies, practices, economics and culture of Forests for Public Health
Session Chairs: Bum-Jin Park – Korea, Qing Li – Japan

09:15 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Oral Presentations 1.2

Mental Health benefits of exposure to Nature

Session Chairs: Kalevi Korpela – Finland, Terry Hartig – Sweden

11:00 - 12:30

Lunch break

12:30 - 13:30

Keynote Lecture 1.2

“Outdoor recreation and nature tourism for public health” -Prof. Liisa Tyrväinen – Finland
Session Chair: Liz O’Brien – UK

13:30 - 14:15

Oral Presentations 1.3

Planning physical activities and human recreation in Forest/ Natural environment for Public health

Session Chairs: Patrik Grahn – Sweden, Ulrika Stigsdotter – Denmark

14:15 - 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 - 15:45

Oral Presentations 1.4

Mental Health benefits of exposure to Nature

Session Chairs: Kalevi Korpela – Finland, Terry Hartig – Sweden

15:45 - 17:15

Keynote Lecture 2.1

“Urban Forest-based solutions for Health: opportunities and threats of Doctor Greenin our future cities”- Prof. Fabio Salbitano – Italy

Session Chair: Laura Jackson – USA

08:30 - 09:15

Oral Presentations 2.1

Urban Forests and their ecosystem services for Public Health

Session Chairs: Kim Kyungha – S. Korea, Francisco Javier Escobedo – Colombia

09:15 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:00

Oral Presentations 2.2

Urban Forests and their ecosystem services for Public Health

Session Chairs: Liisa Tyrväinen – Finland, Francisco Javier Escobedo – Colombia

11:00 - 12:00

Lunch break

12:00 - 13:00

Oral Presentations 2.3

Urban Forests and their ecosystem services for Public Health

Session Chairs: Kim Kyungha – S. Korea, Liisa Tyrväinen – Finland

13:00 - 14:30

Coffee break

14:30 - 14:45

Oral Presentations 2.4

Urban forestry and Green space planning and design for physical activity

Session Chairs: Dongying Li – USA, William C. Sullivan – USA

14:45 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 17:15

Session 2.5

Forest Medicine, Forest therapy, Health Policies, practices, economics and culture of Forests for Public Heal

Session Chairs: Christos Gallis – Greece, Won Sop Shin – S. Korea

17:15 - 18:30

Closing of the Conference - Awards - Closing Ceremony

18:45 - 19:00

Farewell Dinner

19:30

Conference scientific and cultural All day Tour

Epidaurus Area

09:00-18:30