The Nature Promoting Human Health Seminar

Last Updated:May 11, 2011

The Nature Promoting Human Health Seminar will be held at Conference and Culture Centre Sofia, Kallvikintie 28, Helsinki, Finland on 27 May 2011 as follows:


9:00Coffee and refreshments
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome and introduction Prof. Liisa Tyrvainen, Metla
9:45 - 10:15 Physiological effects of nature visits Dr. Yuko Tsunetsugu, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute, Japan
10:15 - 10:45 Does nature affect human immune function? Dr. Qing Li, Nippon Medical School, Japan
10:45 - 11:00 Break, refreshments
11:00 - 11:30 Psychological health benefits of nature Prof. Kalevi Korpela, University of Tampere
11:30 - 12:00 Effects of vehicular air pollution and noise on human health Dr. Timo Lanki, National Institute for Health and Welfare
12:00 - 12:30 Commentary remarks
12:30 - 13:30 Buffet lunch
13:30 - 13:40 Paneelikeskustelun avaus Ylijohtaja, DG Hannu Raitio, Metla, IUFROn (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) Forests and Human Health -hankkeen koordinaattori
13:40 - 15:00 Paneelikeskustelu, pj. VTT Erkki Kauhanen, Viestintäpäällikkö, Metla


The meeting will take place at Conference and Cultural Centre Sofia, Kallvikintie 28, Helsinki (map). Sofia is located 15 km from the Helsinki city centre and Helsinki-Vantaa airport.


Please use this on-line registration form. The seminar has no registration fee but the organizers reserve the right to limit the number of participants, if needed. Deadline for the registration is 12 May 2011.


A limited amount of rooms has been reserved at the seminar venue in Sofia for those who need accommodation before the seminar. The special price, valid for reservations made before 12 May 2011, is 98€(single-room) 140€ (apartment for 1-2 people) including buffet breakfast, evening sauna and swim as well as free parking. Participants are requested to make their own hotel reservation (Code: Nature promoting human health): E-mail:, tel.: +358 (0) 10277 900.

For more information, please visit the following website.

  • LIST