Climate change, health and practical sustainability

A forum for health professionals

This is both an update on the links between climate change and health, and a discussion about practical sustainability solutions that can be implemented in your practice. We will present an overview of the latest evidence and research on climate change and health, and then hear from rural Victorian GP Dr Gerard Brownstein about his work on sustainability in his practice and the local region. There will be opportunities for discussion and space to hear your ideas.

Session aims:
· Educate GPs on the latest research and links between climate change and health

· Provide practical examples of sustainability and reducing carbon emissions that can be implemented at a local level in GP practices

SPEAKERS: Dr Sujata Allan & Dr Gerard Brownstein

WHO: Primary Health Clinicians and other health professionals

WHEN: Thursday 22nd July 2021, 6.30 pm – 8.30pm

WHERE: Armidale City Bowling Club, 92-96 Dumaresq St, ARMIDALE

COST: $32 for dinner

RSVP: click here to register


RACGP 4 CPD points and ACRRM points available. Thanks to the Hunter New England PHN and the New England Division of General Practice  for partnering and organising logistics.

This event maybe changed at short notice due to COVID-19 restrictions – refunds will be issued



Speaker information

DR SUJATA ALLAN (FRACGP, MBBS, DCH) is a GP currently working at Armajun Aboriginal Health Service in Armidale and as a lecturer at the School of Rural Medicine at the University of New England.

Sujata has spoken at community events and conferences around NSW and interstate about the impact of air pollution, fossil fuels and climate change on health as part of Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA), and has organised several educational events for health professionals on climate change and health. DEA is a non-profit organisation of doctors and medical students, dedicated to raising awareness of the health impacts of environmental degradation and climate change, and advocating to promote public health.





DR GERARD BROWNSTEIN is a GP and an owner of Benalla Church Street Practice (Vic). He has a special interest in obstetrics, anaesthetics and tropical medicine. He was a founder of Northeast Sustainability and Health Group, a group of representatives from local hospitals / health services and general practices who aim to promote and facilitate environmental sustainability.




Climate Change Health and practical sustainability