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18 Oct 2021
  • VCCC Alliance
  • University of Melbourne
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
1-2pm

Monday Lunch Livestream: The Environmental Impact of Healthcare

Sustainability and environmental impact: clinical and educational perspectives

Healthcare has a huge environmental footprint. The Australian health sector is responsible for seven percent of Australia's total GHG emissions. In 2017-18 Victorian public health services generated approximately 35,000 tonnes of solid waste. Around 7,551 tonnes were recycled, and 4,566 tonnes were clinical waste. Disposal costs were close to $17 million dollars.

Join a multidisciplinary panel of experts for a fascinating presentation that will dive into the sustainability and environmental impact of healthcare. Experts will look at current challenges, the positive actions that are occurring, and how you can contribute.

This presentation promises an insightful look into the commitment to build a powerful health sector movement for climate action and sustainable healthcare.  

Presenters

Professor Kathryn Bowen
Professor and Deputy Director, Knowledge Translation, Melbourne Climate Futures
Professor of Environment, Climate and Global Health, Melbourne Law School 
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne

Dr Ken Winkel
Discipline and Subject Coordinator, Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne
Honorary Fellow, University of Melbourne Medical History Museum
Member, Victorian Environment Protection Authority Community Reference Group and Doctors for the Environment Australia

Mariana Corrales
Laboratory Manager, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Eco Chair,The Green Labs Working Group

Carol Behne
Program Manager, Sustainable Healthcare, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network

Monday 18 October
1-2pm