Forest Therapy Conference

July 7, 2022

Online via Zoom

2022 International Conference of Forest Therapy

When: July 7 – 9, 2022
Where: Online via Zoom

About the Conference

The UBC Faculty of Forestry presents a 3-day virtual event focusing on forest therapy research, its institutional context, and an overview of effective implementation. Come and discuss the future outlook of a practice that promotes mental, physical, and social wellbeing.


Proposal Submission Deadline – May 31, 2022
Registration Deadline – June 24, 2022

Keynote Speakers

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Dr. Qing Li

Dr. Qing Li – Physician and Immunologist at Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

Amos Clifford

Mr. Amos Clifford – Founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

Dr. Melissa Lem

Dr. Melissa Lem – Physician and Park Prescriptions (PaRx) Director

Dr. Wong Sop Shin

Dr. Won Sop Shin – Professor at Chungbuk National University in South Korea

Dr. Kathy Wolf

Dr. Kathy Wolf – Research Social Scientist, at School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, University of Washington

Dr. Matilda van den Bosch

Dr. Matilda van den Bosch – Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

Dr. Tamberly Conway

Dr. Tamberly Conway – Founder and CEO of Conservation Conexions

Dr. Uehara Iwao

Dr. Uehara Iwao – Professor, Forest Science Department, Tokyo University of Agriculture

Guangyu Wang

Dr. Guangyu Wang – Professor and Associate Dean, Asian Strategies, Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia

Alex Gesse

Alex Gesse – Executive Director of the Forest Therapy Hub


NOTE: All times listed in the table below are in PST.

Day 1, July 7th, 2022
Time Event Description
17:30 Opening Ceremony Welcome Remarks (UBC)
18:00 Key Note Speakers
20:00 Panel Discussion
20:30 Intention & Agenda
21:00 Adjourn
Day 2, July 8th, 2022
Time Event Description
8:30 Panel Sessions AM Key Note Speaker
9:00 Session Speakers (5×15 min per presentation)
10:40 Q & A
10:45 Plenary AM Closing Workshop
11:30 Closing Remarks in Plenary (Group 1)
12:00 Adjourn
17:30 Panel Sessions PM Key Note Speaker
18:00 Session Speakers (5 x 15 min per presentation)
19:40 Q & A
19:45 Plenary PM Closing Workshop
20:30 Closing Remarks in Plenary (Group 2)
21:00 Adjourn
Day 3, July 9th, 2022
Time Event Description
TBD Immersive Activity The virtual guided forest therapy walk will be available to all participants through a provided link


China Forest Therapy Committee logo
APFNet logo
Korea Forest Welfare Institute logo
Jiangxi Academy of Forestry logo
Jiangxi Agricultural University logo
Urban Forest Research Hub logo
HFPA 2 logo
Asia Forest Research Centre logo
HFPA logo
Association of Nature & Forest Therapy logo
Nature Forest Therapy Canada logo
MINT logo

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