HEAL Conference 2023: Collective action for health, environment and climate

Event Details


Event Series External event

Location Online

Over three days, HEAL 2023 will deliver opportunities to discuss the leading health, climate and environmental challenges we face in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and internationally, as well as how the HEAL Network is contributing to solutions to these challenges through shaping innovative research to support Australia’s first National Health and Climate Strategy, and helping to implement new practices such as more sustainable healthcare and climate-resilient communities. The hybrid conference will be delivered online nationally and internationally, and in-person at eight regional nodes across Australia, providing multiple avenues for delegates to participate and connect with each other.

Themes for HEAL 2023 include:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and knowledge translation for building resilience to environmental change
  • Health system resilience to climate change and sustainability
  • Bushfires, air pollution, heatwaves, and other extreme events, and their impact on physical, mental, and community health
  • Food, soil and water safety and security in a changing environment
  • Biosecurity, COVID-19 and emerging infections in the context of environmental change
  • Urban health, built environment and nature based solutions
  • Rural and remote health and climate-related disasters
  • Clean energy solutions for healthy environments and lives
  • At-risk populations, early life effects and life-course solutions
  • Data and decision support systems for environmental health applications
  • Science communication, citizen science, and risk perception
  • Planetary health equity
  • Climate change and mental wellbeing
  • Environmental change and health in the Asia-Pacific region