Livestock, Environment and People (LEAP) Conference 2019

Past Event

10 December 2019, 9:30am - 6:00pm

Said Business School
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

The second LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health initiative, will take place on the 10th December at the Said Business School, Oxford. Building on the successful 2018 conference we will continue to bring together researchers working on multiple aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption to consider its effects on population health, the economy, society and the environment.

This conference is organised by the LEAP project. Please register for the conference via the LEAP website or for further information please contact the LEAP project manager Dr Kelly Reed.

LEAP19 will include talks by two eminent plenary speakers - Prof Corinna Hawkes, City University of London, and Juergen Voegele, Senior Director, Food and Agriculture Global Practice, World Bank - and sessions on the latest cutting-edge research that address multiple issues around the production and consumption of meat and dairy. Topics will include natural and social science research on sustainability, diets and health, diet change, livelihoods and employment and meat substitutes. A major aim of the meeting is to build a community of researchers in this field who can share evidence and tools to further research on both negative and positive aspects of meat and dairy production and consumption.

The one day conference will take place in the Said Business School, Oxford, OX1 1HP (click here for directions) and registration will include all refreshments and a buffet lunch.

£40 day fee, £20 student, retired and Wellcome OPOH members.

Registration closes on the 29 November 2019

Call for abstracts

The LEAP19 Programme Committee welcomes your abstract submissions for oral papers, panel presentations (see below), and scientific posters. All abstracts should describe research on some aspect of meat or dairy (or substitutes) (see the LEAP website for more information). We are keen for researchers at all levels to participate, and especially welcome PhD students and Post-Docs.

There will be opportunities for both short oral presentations (10 minutes, plus 5 minutes Q&A) and posters (A1/A0 portrait format). Groups of researchers are welcome to submit a series of abstracts to be considered for presentation as a group or for a panel presentation. If the total number of abstracts received requesting oral presentations exceeds the space available we will offer a poster slot as an alternative.

Please send the following information as a Word document to by 1st August 2019:

  1. Name and Affiliation (if any) or corresponding author
  2. Email contact
  3. Title of paper and all authors
  4. Brief Abstract (250-300 words)
  5. Preference for oral or poster presentation

Successful applicants will be notified by the 1st September 2019.