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What more can the profession do to reduce its environmental impacts?

A free webinar next week hosted by the AMA and Doctors for the Environment will examine the ways the medical sector can embed sustainability.

The AMA and Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) invite members and other interested health professionals to join the 2022 webinar on climate change and sustainable healthcare. The webinar brings together medical professionals and Australia’s medical colleges to showcase the steps our sector is taking towards embedding sustainability across medicine.  

Minister for Health and Aged Care Mark Butler will introduce the webinar, followed by presentations from Dr Karen Nicholls (Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association), Prof Nick Tally (Editor-in-chief of the Medical Journal of Australia) and Prof Alexandra Barratt (Professor of Public Health, University of Sydney). Australia’s medical colleges will speak on their past and future activities on 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 per cent of Australia’s total carbon footprint. Many people in the sector are already working to lessen their carbon footprint and improve sustainability practises. 

The webinar will highlight the duty of care medical professionals have to lead in sustainable healthcare and explore why high value care is low carbon care. It will be moderated by the new AMA President Prof Steve Robson and Dr John Van Der Kallen (DEA Chair). 

 

Details:

Webinar: ‘Climate change and sustainability: leadership and action from Australian doctors.’

Tuesday 9 August 2022. 6.30-8.30pm AEST.

Register for the free webinar

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