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Free RACGP webinar: The health effects of climate change

Thursday, September 30th 2021
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Climate change is a major health threat, indeed it has been described as the greatest threat to human health for this century. This activity introduces general practitioners to the health effects of climate change. It outlines how anthropogenic global warming is changing our climate and how this change then affects human health. The webinar will look at opportunities for GPs to adapt and mitigate the climate crisis, focusing on what can be done regarding patients, practices, communities, and for themselves.

Learning outcomes

1. Describe how burning fossil fuels causes global warming

2. Identify three common health impacts of climate change

3. Describe which groups are at the greatest risk of heat related illness

4. Describe which groups are at the greatest risk of smoke inhalation from bushfires

5. Identify the mental health impacts of climate change

Presented by: Dr Kate Wylie, RACGP Specific Interests Climate and Environmental Medicine

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