Melbourne: Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th September, 2019
Presented by the Climate and Health Alliance, Western Health, and the Institute of Healthcare Engineering Australia.
The Greening the Healthcare Sector Forum 2019 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 impacts. The forum will engage discussion around the intersection between environmental sustainability, infection prevention, and occupational health and safety in pursuing high quality healthcare.
Monday 23rd September
Day one will include updates on corporate governance and climate risk, regulations around environmental sustainability and practical case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing energy and environmental projects. There will also be presentations on the latest research on environmental sustainability in healthcare. Don't forget to register for our Social Networking event - from 5pm to 7pm.
Facilitator: Michael McCambridge, Director, Institute for Healthcare Engineering Australia.
Natasha Toohey - Western Health's Green Ward Presentation
Executive Director of Operations, Western Health
Terence Jeyaretnam - Corporate Governance and Climate Risk
Partner, Climate Change and Sustainability, Ernst & Young
Scott McAllister - Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Pathology Testing
Researcher, University of Melbourne
DHHS Representative - Topic TBC
Environmental Programs Advisor, Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
Michael Wheelahan - Topic TBC
Director, Proud Mary Consulting
Dr Forbes McGain PhD - Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of a Knee Arthroscopy
Anaesthetist, Western Health
*Plus more to be confirmed!*
Tuesday 24th September
Day two will include case study presentations highlighting successes and challenges in implementing environmental projects. There will be an engaging panel discussion around the question of how environmental sustainability interacts with infection prevention, quality, and safety in healthcare. As well as the 'pitch' project presentations, with Daniels Health sponsoring $1,000 prize money to the best idea for seed funding.
Facilitator: Grace Wong, Pharmacist, Western Health / Founder of Pharmacists for the Environment
Anthony Carbines MP - Opening Address
State Member for Ivanhoe, Parliament of Victoria
Rachel McConville - Waste Reduction in Victorian Public Health
Waste Education Officer, Department of Health and Human Services
Catherine O'Shea - Global Green and Healthy Hospitals case study presentation
Sustainability Officer, Western Health
Kathleen Wild - Practitioner attitudes to environmental sustainability in general practice
Associate Lecturer, University of Newcastle
Sally Mangan - Different approaches to developing a Sustainability Action Plan
Director People and Culture (Governance, Advisory & Projects), Ambulance Victoria
Dianna McDonald - Health Professionals understanding of health impacts of climate change
Household Research/Climate Change Coordination, Sustainability Victoria
*Plus more to be confirmed!*
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.
Registrations close Thursday 19th September 2019
IHEA members do not register via Eventbrite, instead RSVP by 17 September via email: email@example.com. Please indicate which day/s you are registering for and if you have any dietary requirements.