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Hunter Branch Meeting 2020-2


1st Annual General Meeting of the Hunter Branch

Open Lecture: Planetary Health—Safeguarding Health in the Anthropocene Epoch 

Professor Tony Capon
Monash University

The Hunter Branch of the Royal Society of NSW has cancelled its Annual General Meeting and Open Lecture, scheduled for 25 March, due to the evolving corona virus pandemic.  Further information about existing registrations will be posted as it becomes available.

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Hunter Branch of the Royal Society of NSW is scheduled to be held at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 25 March at Newcastle City Hall, prior to the Open Lecture on Planetary Health at 5.30 pm.

Open Lecture: Planetary Health

Professor Tony Capon directs the Monash Sustainable Development Institute and holds a chair in planetary health in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University. A public health physician and authority in environmental health and health promotion, his research focuses on urbanisation, sustainable development and human health. He is a former director of the International Institute for Global Health at United Nations University (UNU-IIGH) and has previously held professorial appointments at the University of Sydney and Australian National University. He is a member of the Rockefeller Foundation–Lancet Commission on Planetary Health that published its report Safeguarding human health in the Anthropocene epoch in 2015, and the International Advisory Board for The Lancet Planetary Health.

Two of his recent publications are:

  • ‘Advancing Planetary Health in Australia: focus on emerging infections and antimicrobial resistance.’ Hill-Cawthorne et al. BMJ Global Health (2019)4(2) e 001283
  • ‘Human Health on an Ailing Planet’ - Historical Perspectives on Our Future.’ Dunk JH et al. NEJM, 2019, 381(8):778-782
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