International Conference on Forest Therapy: Healing with Nature

July 7, 2022

Online via Zoom

2022 International Conference of Forest Therapy

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

NOTE: Presentation Abstract Submission and Registration are now closed.


The conference recordings are now available at the link below.

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.

Keynote Speakers

Click the images below to learn more about the keynote speakers.

Dr. Qing Li

Dr. Qing Li – Professor 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

Guangyu Wang

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

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 – Senior Researcher at Barcelona Institute for Global Health and Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Forestry

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

Alex Gesse

Alex Gesse – Executive Director of the Forest Therapy Hub

Michiko Martin, Keynote Speaker

Michiko Martin – Regional Forester of the USDA Forest Service


Please use the button below to view the full program agenda.

NOTE: All times listed in the table are in PDT.


China Forest Therapy Committee logo
APFNet logo
Korea Forest Welfare Institute logo
Jiangxi Academy of Forestry logo
Urban Forest Research Hub logo
HFPA 2 logo
Asia Forest Research Centre logo
HFPA logo
Jiangxi Agricultural University logo
Forestry College of Shanxi Agricultural University
Forestry College of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University
Association of Nature & Forest Therapy logo
Nature Forest Therapy Canada logo
MINT logo
Conservation Conexions logo

Do you have questions? Contact Dr. Tahia Devisscher ( or Kalifi Ferretti-Gallon (

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