This international panel debate will take place at NET2012 (the annual conference for networking in healthcare education).
The panel will explore the ways in which health professional educators can respond to the need to prepare students for the clinical consequences of an increasingly unstable climate and to change clinical practice to support a more sustainable health care system. Issues examined will include changes in global health education, financial cuts together with dwindling resources and health challenges such as obesity.
Dr Philip Keeley, University of Manchester
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum Senior Scientist, Environmental Risks to Human Health, WHO
Stefi Barna Lecturer in Public Health, University of East Anglia, presenter at NET2011 and developer of curriculum recommendations about sustainable healthcare education for the General Medical Council
Ben Whittaker Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Occupational Therapy Sustainable Practice Network
David Pencheon Director, NHS Sustainability Development Unit
Benny Goodman Lecturer in Nursing, University of Plymouth and author of recently published paper in NET January journal The need for a sustainable curriculum in nurse education)