Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 23-24 September 2019


The Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019 in Melbourne will explore the big picture changes needed in Australia's healthcare system to address climate change and environmental sustainability, as well as what can be done in individual hospitals and health services to reduce healthcare's environmental impact. 

 

Melbourne: Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th September, 2019

Presented by the Climate and Health Alliance, Western Health, and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering Australia.

Download the full program here

Register for Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019

 

DAY ONE

Monday 23rd September

Day one will include presentations on industry innovations, regulations around environmental sustainability, research and practical case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing environmental projects. Don't forget to register for our Social Networking event - from 5pm to 7pm.

Facilitator: Grace Wong, Pharmacist, Western Health / Founder of Pharmacists for the Environment

Speakers include:

Natasha Toohey - Opening Address
Executive Director of Operations, Western Health

Ed Lohrenz Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) technology in healthcare
Principal Geothermal Designer, Direct Energy

Garrit Schot - Wellness and environmental sustainability in healthcare buildings
DirectorCundall Consulting

Tiernan Humphries -Delivering the environmental sustainability strategy 2018-19 to 2022-23
Manager, Environmental Sustainability, Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority

Simon Witts - Changes to the National Construction Code
Principle, LCI Consulting

Michael Wheelahan - Energy and Water Planning
Environmental Consultant and Director, Proud Mary Consulting

Sven Denton - Reverse Osmosis and AS4187 Sterilisation Standard
Analytical ServicesAquaKlar

Joan Ko - Report Launch – Health Care’s Climate Footprint: How the Health Sector Contributes to the Global Climate Crisis and Opportunities for Action
Associate, Arup

Dr Forbes McGain PhD - Research presentation: The carbon footprint of Australian Healthcare
Anaesthetist, Western Health

Scott McAllister - Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Pathology Testing
Researcher, University of Melbourne

Mary Ann Xavier Social Procurement Framework
Health Purchasing Victoria

Monika Page - Global Green and Healthy Hospital member case study presentation – Developing an org-wide Environmental Strategy with Executive support
Sustainability Manager, Melbourne Health

 

DAY TWO

Tuesday 24th September

Day two features a keynote address by Terence Jeyaretnam, Partner and climate change and sustainability specialist from Ernst and Young. There will also be current research and case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing environmental projects, and an engaging panel discussion around 'how environmental sustainability interacts with infection prevention, quality, and safety in healthcare?'. Take part in the 'project pitch' session to potentially win $1,000 prize money as seed funding, provided by Daniels Health, email gghh@caha.org.au to register your interest.

Facilitator: Grace Wong, Pharmacist, Western Health / Founder of Pharmacists for the Environment

Speakers include:

Anthony Carbines MP - Opening Address
State Member for Ivanhoe, Parliament of Victoria

Keynote address
Terence Jeyaretnam 
- Corporate Governance and Climate Risk
Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, Ernst & Young

Dianna McDonald - Health Professionals understanding of health impacts of climate change
Household Research/Climate Change Coordination, Sustainability Victoria

Kathleen Wild - Practitioner attitudes to environmental sustainability in general practice
Associate Lecturer, University of Newcastle

Sally Mangan - Developing a social and environmental responsibility Framework and Action Plan at Ambulance Victoria
Director People and Culture (Governance, Advisory & Projects), Ambulance Victoria

Rachel McConville - Waste Reduction in Victorian Public Health
Waste Education Officer, Department of Health and Human Services

Cindy Hird - Global Green and Healthy Hospital member case study presentation – Recycling Bed Curtains
Waste Officer, Bendigo Health

Chelsea McGuinn - Recycling in ED, easy as 123
Emergency Department Nurse

Glenda Prewitt and Sean Teer - Envision Hands Project
Royal Australian Eye and Ear Hospital Victoria (RAEEHV) and Envision Hands Project

Harry Jennens and Daniel Zelcer - Repower Health: Growing solar power on health services
Co-ordinator and Head of Renewable Projects, Healthy Futures

Social Networking Event 

5-7pm, Monday 23rd September

We are pleased to invite attendees to join us for a social networking event with light refreshments held at the conclusion of Day One from 5pm-7pm. 

Register for Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019

Registrations close Thursday 19th September 2019

IHEA members do not register via Eventbrite, instead RSVP by 17 September via email: iheavictas@gmail.com. Please indicate which day/s you are registering for and if you have any dietary requirements.