Eugenie Kayak (FANZCA, MBBS, MSc, MPH) is spokesperson for Doctors for the Environment Australia (DEA) and convenor of DEA’s national Sustainable Health Care Special Interest Group. DEA is an Australian organisation of medical doctors and students that has been at the forefront of acting to protect health from environmental degradation and alerting the health profession, policy makers and public about the health impacts of climate change for two decades. Eugenie was DEA co-chair from 2018 to 2020.
For over a decade Eugenie has presented, taught and contributed to numerous documents and sustainable health care publications, including DEA’s Net zero emissions: responsibilities, pathways and opportunities for Australia’s healthcare sector Report and ANZCA’s Statement on Environmental Sustainability in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.
Eugenie considers the healthcare sector has a role and a duty in leading transformational change across multiple sectors in addressing carbon footprints and improving sustainability measures.
See Eugenie Kayak at the Better Futures Forum:
Wednesday 18 August, 9.30am - 10.20am AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Creating a zero emissions healthcare sector for Australia