DEA - Doctors for the environment

iDEA 2014 Conference - Registration now open

"Climate change will affect, in profoundly adverse ways, some of the most fundamental determinants of health… we need champions throughout the world who will work to put protecting human health at the centre of the climate change agenda" - Margaret Chan, Director, World Health Organization


Concerned about our world's future?

Wondering why climate change is the "greatest global health threat of the 21st century"?

Curious about what doctors can do to help?



There are answers. Join us for iDEA14, our national conference for doctors and medical students focusing on the environmental causes of human illness and the means to address them. Develop skills and become empowered to take part in this global challenge; just as your peers were, as ambassadors for the challenge presented to us by the tobacco industry.

Date: Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March 2014

Venue: The Spot-Copland Theatre, Melbourne Business School, (University of Melbourne), Basement Level, 198 Berkeley Street, Carlton VIC.




Hurry early bird registration extended, now ends 10th March (excludes QLD/NT/WA students)

Student (QLD/NT/WA)   $10.00

Student (2 days)            $75.00

Student (1 day)              $50.00

Full fee (2 days)             $120.00

Full fee (1 day)               $80.00

Bring-a-friend* and receive 10% off each registration.

(Conference registration will also cover: Catered Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea across the weekend plus Saturday night social function.)

*To be eligible for the 'bring-a-friend' offer at least one of the delegates must be from outside DEA.

High profile doctors and academics from various professions will present on:

Climate Change & Sustainability Challenges, Climate Change & Indigenous Health, EcoHealth, Sustainable Healthcare, Renewable Energy Solutions, Climate Change Mitigation, Divestment, Climate Change & Global Health, Climate Change & Children's Health, The Environmental Determinants of Health: Unconventional Gas, Health & Climate Change: Having Your Voice Heard, and Climate Change Policy: an Economic & Environmental critique.

Climate Scientist David Griggs, Economists Ross Garnaut and Phil Harrington, and Mark Ogge from The Australia Institute will provide a wider perspective on the issues surrounding climate change.

Q & A panels with health experts from some of the nation's leading health foundations including AMA, Cancer Council and the Department of Health, and state and federal politicians including Greg Hunt, Mark Butler, Richard di Natale, will give you a chance to question and deepen your understanding.

PLUS we will also be hosting workshops in the fields of Divestment and Running Your Own Climate Change & Health Workshop to allow you to walk away feeling empowered and skilled to make change.


Speakers include:

  • Tim Flannery - Founder of the Australian Climate Council, former Australian Chief Climate Commissioner, Australian of the Year 2007
  • Ross Garnaut - Vice-Chancellor's Fellow for Economics at The University of Melbourne
  • David Griggs - Former IPCC scientist, Director of the Monash Sustainability Institute
  • Linda Selvey - Associate Professor of Public Health at Curtin University, former CEO of Greenpeace Pacific
  • Fiona Stanley - Former Australian of the year, former Founding Director of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in Perth
  • Rob Moodie - Professor of Public Health, University of Melbourne
  • Forbes McGain - Anaesthetist and ICU physician at Western Health
  • Phil Harrington - Director of Sustainable Living Tasmania and active member of Climate Action Hobart
  • Helen Redmond - Rehabilitation Physician at the Westmead Rehabilitation Hospital and NSW Representative for Doctors for the Environment Australia
  • Kerry Arabena - Chair for Indigenous Health and Professor and Director, Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit and descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Strait



Download the conference programme here.

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