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Hunter Branch Meeting 2020-2

Professor Tony “Planetary Health: Safeguarding Health in the Anthropocene Epoch”

Professor Tony Capon
Monash University


Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 5.00pm for a Hunter Branch Meeting,  5.30pm for the Lecture
Venue: Newcastle City Hall, 290 King Street, Newcastle, NSW 2300 
Entry: General entry, $15; Student concession, $5
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Dinner: Cost, $45. 7.30pm at Nobby's Surf Club, 35 Nobbys Rd, Newcastle East NSW 2300

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All are welcome 
Registration: HERE

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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