The Climate and Health Alliance / GGHH Pacific Region and Hunter New England Local Health District are bringing the 2022 Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum to Awabakal country, Newcastle, Australia.
After a challenging two years of pandemic and natural disasters, this Forum will inspire healthcare providers to make positive changes towards a more sustainable healthcare system. The forum will take place on Friday, October 7 at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, New Lambton Heights, Australia (in-person) or online.
When and where: The Forum will take place on Friday 7 October in-person on Awabakal country, at the Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle, and online.
Who should come: Anyone interested in improving the environmental footprint of healthcare and aged care, and fostering a healthy future for people and the planet. The forum will provide opportunities for connection, knowledge sharing, learning and upskilling, for both in-person and online attendees.
About the program: The overarching theme of the Forum is ‘Driving systems change for sustainable healthcare'. Together, we'll examine these three questions:
- Where are we at? Gathering the evidence
- What can we do? Sustainable healthcare and circular economy solutions in practice
- What is the big picture? Policy for sustainable healthcare
A diverse line-up of speakers, from healthcare, government, industry partners, academia and beyond, will share their expertise on current research, policy, industry innovations and practical examples of sustainable healthcare in action:
- Dr David Pencheon, internationally acclaimed sustainable healthcare researcher-practitioner
- Laureate Professor Nick Talley, Editor-in-Chief of Medical Journal of Australia and globally influential gastroenterologist
- Sonia Roschnik, Executive Director at the Geneva Centre of Healthcare Leadership for Sustainability
- And many more, from the most experienced to the next generation of sustainable healthcare innovators