The third LEAP conference, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust Our Planet Our Health programme, will take place on the 8th December 2020 online and will be free to attend. Building on the successful 2018 and 2019 conferences 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.
LEAP20 will include two keynote lectures, seminars as well as oral and poster abstract sessions. Topics will include natural and social science research on environmental sustainability, diets and health, dietary change, meat substitutes and rural livelihoods. Our keynotes speakers this year are Prof. Jennie Macdiarmid University of Aberdeen and Henry Dimbleby, lead non-executive board member of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and leader of the UK's National Food Strategy.