iDEA18 “Health in a changing climate” A review of the conference

For those who could not make it to Newcastle, you missed a momentous event. A diverse range of speakers highlighted the health effects of climate change, but it went well beyond that:

Hon Mark Butler

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Planetary Health - Safeguarding Human Health in the Anthropocene Epoch, Prof Tony Capon

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Panel Discussion - Hon Mark Butler, Dr Bob Brown, Prof Tony Capon

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Australia's Health Sector - Improving the Environmental Sustainability, Dr Eugenie Kayak

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Ethics - the 3rd Dimension, Prof Ben Marais

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No Time for Games, Dr Ingo Weber

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Groundswell Gloucester - Advocacy in Action, Julie Lyford

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NVDA, Adani and Our Movement. Assoc Prof Linda Selvey

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350 Glen Klatovsky

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Repower Port Augusta - A Fairytale Ending, Dr Ingo Weber

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Climate Justice & Indigenous Health, Prof John Boulton

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Climate Justice & Indigenous Health, Dr Anne Poelina

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Sustainability of Land, Language and Lore, Dr Rosalie Schultz

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When Country is Sick, People are Sick, Karrina Nolan

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Mindfulness Mountain Meditation, Dr Dimity Williams

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The Health Effects of Coal, Dr Susan Miles

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Climate and Your Energy, Greg Bourne, Climate Council of Australia

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Health Externality Costs of Coal Fired Electricity, Dr Ben Ewald

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Farmers for Climate Action, Dennis Ward

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The Epidemiology of Gaia's Disease, Prof Garry Egger

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GP Workshop Welcome - Primary Care and the Planet, Dr Nicole Sleeman

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Climate Change and Health - What Every Doctor Needs to Know, Dr Eleanor Evans

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Diabetes and Climate Change - The Great Health Threats of Our Time, Dr Rosalie Schultz

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Diet, Health and the Planet - A Role for the Medical Profession, Dr Michael Schien

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Would You Like to Become Pregnant Next Year, Dr Rosalie Schultz

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General Practice as a Base for Environmental Advocacy, Dr Kim Loo

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Dr Bob Brown - Keynote Address

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iDEA 2014: Assoc Prof Linda Selvey on Climate Change and Global Health

Assoc Prof Linda Selvey speaks on Climate Change and Global Health at iDEA 2014, Doctors for the Environment Australia’s national conference.

iDEA 2014: Charlie Wood speaks about Fossil Fuel Divestment

Charlie Wood, Campaigns Director for 350.org Australia and leader of the Fossil Free program, speaks about fossil fuel divestment at the Doctors for the Environment Australia iDEA conference.

iDEA 2014: Dr Eugenie Kayak – Healthy Planet, Healthy People – About DEA

Dr Eugenie Kayak speaks about the work of Doctors for the Environment Australia  at iDEA 2014.

iDEA 2014: Dr Forbes McGain speaks on Hospital Sustainability and Measuring CO2

Dr Forbes McGain speaks on hospital sustainability – and measuring CO2 – at iDEA 2014, Doctors for the Environment Australia’s national conference.

iDEA 2014: Dr Kate Charlesworth on Sustainable Health Care

Dr Kate Charlesworth speaks at the Doctors for the Environment Australia iDEA conference on sustainable health care. Kate is a PhD candidate and Advanced Trainee of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine

iDEA 2014: Dr Sallie Forrest speaks on transitioning from medical student to doctor

Dr Sallie Forrest speaks about becoming an environment and public health minded doctor at iDEA 2014, Doctors for the Environment Australia’s national conference.

iDEA 2014: Mark Ogge speaks on Renewable Energy Solutions

Mark Ogge, public engagement officer for The Australia Institute, speaks about Renewable Energy solutions for climate protection at the Doctors for the Environment Australia’s 2014 iDEA conference.

iDEA 2014: Phil Harrington – an economic and environmental critique of climate policy

Phil Harrington speaks on climate policy at iDEA 2014, Doctors for the Environment Australia’s national conference.

iDEA 2014: Prof Rob Moodie – Health and Climate Change: Having You Voice Heard

Prof Rob Moodie speaks on health advocacy at iDEA 2014, Doctors for the Environment Australia’s national conference.

iDEA 2014: Professor David Griggs speaks on Climate Change & Sustainability Challenges

Professor David Griggs, Director, Monash Sustainability Institute speaks to Doctors for the Environment Australia’s iDEA conference on Saturday 22nd March, 2014.

iDEA 2014: Professor Fiona Stanley speaks on Climate Change and Child Health

Former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Stanley speaks about the impacts of climate change on children at iDEA 2014, Doctors for the Environment Australia’s national conference.

iDEA 2014: Professor Kingsley Faulkner and Kate Lardner – Welcome Address

The opening address of iDEA 2014, Doctors for the Environment Australia’s 2014 conference. Address by Professor Kingsley Faulkner, Chair of DEA, and Kate Lardner, iDEA 2014 convenor.

iDEA 2014: Professor Ross Garnaut on Climate Change Policy and Direct Action

Professor Ross Garnaut speaks at iDEA 2014 on whether Australia can do it’s fair share on climate change mitigation through Direct Action. iDEA is Doctors for the Environment Australia’s national, medical student-led conference.

iDEA 2014: Student State Reports

Doctors for the Environment Australia state student groups give their reports to iDEA 2014, DEA’s national conference.
Many thanks to the student reps: Mr Henry West, Tasmanian Student Representative, 3rd year student, University of Tasmania

iDEA2014: Dr Helen Redmond, Environmental Determinants of Health: Unconventional Gas Case Study

Dr Helen Redmond, Rehabilitation Physician and Conjoint Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW speaks at the Doctors for the Environment Australia iDEA conference on health risks of unconventional gas.

A Poem for iDEA13 by Associate Professor Grant Blashki

This is a poem from the iDEA13 Conference (April 2013) by A/Professor Grant Blashki, Nossal Institute for Global Health.

beyond the shore – Frank Nicklason

This is a presentation from the iDEA13 Conference (April 2013) by Frank Nicklason, Staff Specialist Physician, Royal Hobart Hospital.

Climate change science and solutions – Professor David Karoly

This is a presentation from the iDEA13 Conference (April 2013) by Professor David Karoly, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science.

Global Health: a broader perspective of environmental health – Professor Michael Kidd

This is a presentation from the iDEA13 Conference (April 2013) by Professor Michael Kidd AM, Faculty of Health Sciences, Flinders University.

Health Sustainability and the Role of the Medical Profession – Associate Professor Grant Blashki

This is a presentation from the iDEA13 Conference (April 2013) by Associate Professor Grant Blashki, Nossal Institute for Global Health

A Healthy New World Order – Peter Tait

This is a presentation from the iDEA13 Conference (April 2013) by Peter Tait.

A/Prof Mardie Townsend – iDEA 2009

Associate Professor Townsend is involved, in collaboration with Parks Victoria and other partner organisations, in investigating the benefits of contact with nature for human health and wellbeing. Current and recent research includes: an investigation of health and wellbeing outcomes of differing levels of access to nature for residents of high-rise housing; a study of mental health benefits of hands-on nature based activities in primary schools; a nature based intervention program for people suffering depression, anxiety and/or social isolation; an assessment of health benefits of a visiting companion animal program in an acute care hospital; several projects exploring the health and wellbeing outcomes of ‘bush adventure therapy’ programs in Australia; several projects exploring the benefits of environmental volunteering; and a project assessing the valuing and use of parks in high and low SES areas.

Dr Colin Butler at iDEA 2009

Dr Colin Butler – ANU. Talk given at the student conference for Doctors for the Environment, Australia. 5th December 2009.



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