PAST - Healthy People in a Healthy Environment symposium
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About the Event
SCIENCE INFORMING POLICY SYMPOSIUM SERIES
Healthy People in a Healthy Environment:Valuing the Health, Social and Cultural Benefits of Nature
Join leading experts from the medical, social sciences, Indigenous, NGO, government and industry sectors at this high-level event which will help focus Australia’s thinking on how to promote, protect and enhance the critical links between human health and social and cultural wellbeing, and the environment.
The seventh in the Australian Committee for IUCN's (ACIUCN) successful Science informing Policy symposium series, Healthy People in a Healthy Environment, will:
- Showcase, improve understanding and promote the multiple health, social and cultural benefits of a healthy environment;
- Highlight best practice case studies and the latest science on the benefits of a healthy environment;
- Distil the social and cultural benefits of nature into national policy; and
- Build the constituency of support for nature beyond the conservation sector.
The 2019 symposium is held in partnership with the Queensland Department of Environment and Science, WWF-Australia, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Australian Conservation Foundation and Bush Heritage Australia.
Professor Kerry Arabena, Managing Director Karabena Consulting Trust and Weyarn Pty Ltd and Executive Director of First 1000 Days Australia
Dr Bruce Bolam, Chief Preventive Health Officer, Department of Health and Human Services Victoria
Australian Committee for IUCN Member - $350 Full Registration - $495 Students - $250
EVENING SIDE EVENT TUESDAY, 17 SEPTEMBER, 6.30 - 8.30pm
All symposium registrations include entry to the Networking for Nature side event at The Fox Hotel on the evening of Tuesday, 17 September. Join us in the trendy hotel's Arcadia Room for drinks and canapes to forge connections with fellow delegates, meet the event partners and celebrate ACIUCN's 40th anniversary. The hotel is located in easy walking distance from the Queensland Museum and the Brisbane CBD.
The collaborative symposium will culminate in a workshop session during which delegates will have the opportunity to provide input into how the benefits of nature can be effectively distilled into policy and practice in Australia. These ideas will feed into the Ensuring Healthy People in a Healthy Environment Key Directions Statement which will be published and distributed to decision-makers nationally, regionally and internationally after the event.
The Symposium is being held in the historic Queensland Museum’s Lecture Theatre. Meals and workshop sessions will be hosted in the adjacent Terrace which boasts beautiful views over Brisbane city centre. The museum is easily accessible by public transport or is a short stroll away from the Brisbane CBD.
All delegates will have full access to the museum, which houses a host of innovative exhibits including the newly opened Display Centre and Wild State displays.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Queensland Museum is located adjacent to major bus and train stations and is just a short stroll away from the Brisbane CBD. There is also a car park beneath the museum and several other parking options nearby including at the Brisbane Convention Centre (350m) and off Cordelia/Merival Streets (400m).
Held in partnership with:
Queensland Department of Environment and Science, WWF-Australia, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Australian Conservation Foundation and Bush Heritage Australia.