[ASC-list] ASC VIC event 6 March 2012 - Climate change and health impacts

Ian Muchamore ian at imthinking.com.au
Wed Feb 1 22:59:14 UTC 2012

Australian Science Communicators and the Australasian Medical Writers Association jointly present a dinner conversation with leading researchers and communicators.
WHAT: Building healthy community engagement about the impacts of climate change

WHEN: Tuesday 6 March, 

WHERE: The Clare Cafe Bar Bistro, Carlton

BOOKINGS: http://www.trybooking.com/19911

One of the greatest challenges surrounding the climate change debate is how to effectively communicate its impact to policy makers and the wider community. Are the messages getting to the right people and being communicated in the best way? Despite exhaustive debate of climate change science using environmental, economic, moral and social frameworks, Australian community consensus on appropriate responses to climate change can sometimes seem more distant than ever. A recent approach has been to reframe climate change consequences as major public health issues. Some communities may more readily engage with this approach but are there also disadvantages?

The discussion panel includes Fiona Armstrong, Convener of the Climate and Health Alliance and Dr Marion Carey, VicHealth Senior Research Fellow at Monash Sustainability Institute.

The panel will help us consider:

* Could a communications focus on health consequences of climate change break through the current polarised positions?

* What are the predicted health consequences of climate change and how is this scientific understanding developing?

* What mitigation and adaptation approaches need to be developed?

* How can we responsibly communicate future health consequences when outcomes depend upon multiple environmental, biological and social systems?

VENUE: The Clare Cafe Bar Bistro, 421 Rathdowne Street, Carlton, Vic 3053

CONTACT DETAILS: Ian Muchamore, E: vic_president at asc.asn.au / Ph: 03 9017 2188

TICKETS: $20 Members, $25 Non-members (main course included, excludes drinks)

BOOKINGS: http://www.trybooking.com/19911

Limited places are available for this dinner conversation so early booking is recommended.

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