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1st BERLIN CITY CONFERENCE 18-19 NOV 2019

Last Updated:Oct 10, 2019

On November 18th and 19th 2019, the Berlin forestry commission – Berliner Forsten – shall host a congress in Berlin, Germany, dedicated to urban forests and their health benefits supported by renowned experts mainly from Germany as well as Europe and Japan.

The senator for environment of the State of Berlin shall hold the opening speech.
The congress program shall highlight 4 main topics discussing those with a target number of 500 participants:
1. Effects of forests on human health
2. Medical perspectives and therapeutic offers in the forest
3. Forest recreation and impacts on different target groups
4. The role of forests and nature in tomorrow's urban planning
You may find the program in PDF file.

Dr. Qing Li, the vice-president of International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine (INFOM) will have a keynote lecture and a panel discussion as follows:

13:00-13:45 Impulse lecture
The Beneficial Power of the Forest: About Forest Medicine in Japan and Forest Bathing on Prescription
Dr. Qing Li, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

15:30-17:00 Panel discussion
Forest and Health for the Metropolis Berlin: Impulses und Recommendations
Dr. Qing Li, Prof. Liisa Tyrväinen, Belinda Rukschcio and Prof. Michael Suda

(Reported by Qing Li)
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