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Webinar - Climate change and sustainability: leadership and action from Australian doctors
The Australian Medical Association (AMA) and Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) once again invite our members and other interested health professionals to join us for a two-hour webinar. Following on from the success of last year’s webinar we aim to bring together medical professionals and Australia’s medical colleges to facilitate the sharing of information, updating of activities and the showcasing of climate change and sustainability leadership and action.
Minister for Health and Aged Care the Hon Mark Butler will provide an introduction for the webinar. Prof Nick Tally (Editor-in-chief of the Medical Journal of Australia), Prof Alexandra Barratt (Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney) and Dr Karen Nicholls (Australian Indigenous Doctors Association) will give brief presentations prior to an update from Australia’s medical colleges on their past and future activities in relation to climate change and sustainability, and the impacts of climate change on their specialty. Dr Kate Charlesworth (NSW Health) will provide a webinar wrap-up.
Australia’s healthcare sector is estimated to contribute to 7% of Australia’s total carbon footprint, yet climate change is contributing to life-threatening illnesses and deaths. Many in the healthcare sector are working to improve carbon footprints and sustainability practises. This webinar will provide an avenue to showcase such actions, learn from each other and national leaders, including from an indigenous perspective, and explore why high value care is low carbon care. Whilst highlighting the duty of care of medical professionals to lead.
The webinar will be moderated by the incoming AMA President and Dr John Van De Kallen (DEA Chair).

Aug 9, 2022 06:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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