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AfterHours Webinar: Greening General Practice

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October 26, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

AfterHours Webinar: Greening General Practice

Wednesday 26th October 2022 7.30pm – 9.00pm AEDT

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General Practice is being affected by climate change. GPs are seeing the impacts on our patients and like the rest of our communities, we are bearing the brunt of extreme weather events and its effects on infrastructure.

General Practitioners have a responsibility and an opportunity to address climate change by greening general practice.

We can reduce the carbon footprint of our practices and we can practice climate friendly medicine to protect our patients from harm. We can recognise the effects of climate change on our region and be ready for extreme weather events when they strike. We can demonstrate to our communities that we recognise that human health impacts of climate change and that we are doing everything in our power to reduce our own carbon footprint and protect their health.

Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) is very pleased to be presenting this webinar which will provide attendees with an overview of climate changes health effects and provide solutions so that GPs can be climate ready and climate friendly.

Our panel includes:

Dr Kate Wylie: Chair RACGPs Climate and Environmental Medicine Specific Interest Group, Deputy Chair of DEA. Kate is a GP from Adelaide who is passionate about climate action to protect human health. She is solutions focused and seeks to activate people to become part of a positive movement for climate action.

Dr Denise Ruth: Denise is involved in multiple projects in her local community and will talk about how GPs can address climate concerns in their clinical practice and be advocates for social change at a grass roots level.

Dr Ross Wylie: Chair Clinical Advisory Committee, Northern Rivers PHN. Ross will talk about how practices can green their premises and reduce the carbon footprint of their practice based and clinical emissions.

Dr Michelle Hamrosi: GP and lactation consultant, Michelle is a passionate advocate for environmental care and will shared her lived experience of the Black Summer Fires and its effect on the health of her community.

Afterhours webinars are approved CPD activities with the RACGP and ACRRM.