Webalogue: Reflections on the AMEE Consensus Statement on Planetary Health and Sustainable Healthcare

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 17:30 - 19:00

an urgent agenda in training and educating health care professionals: Planetary health and sustainable healthcare. The focus will be the recently published AMEE Consensus Statement on Planetary Health and Education for Sustainable Healthcare. The panel will describe how this global collaboration of like-minded health professionals came about and offer some perspectives on how the Consensus Statement can guide others to integrate principles and key concepts, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, traditional Indigenous natural laws and knowledge, into health professions curricula and provide examples.  

Moderator: Chris Buse, Centre for Environmental Assessment Research, UBC


  • Michelle McLean, Professor of Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

Born in South Africa and a biologist by degree, I have worked in medical education for more than 35 years in three countries, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates and for the past 9.5 year, in Australia. I have always been connected to nature and spent my free time hiking in the bush or snorkelling in the local creek. Although most of my career in medical education has focused on curriculum development and particularly small group learning such as problem-based learning, in the last five or six years, I have been working on what is now an urgent agenda of training health care professionals to contribute by mitigating the footprint of health care. I have been integrating planetary health into my University’s Medical Program but also work with a group of like-minded individuals who are working at a national level. This has evolved to a global collaboration which has culminated in this AMEE Consensus Statement on Planetary Health and Education for Sustainable Healthcare.

  • Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota. Arctic Indigenous Wellness Foundation, Yellowknife, NT
  • Bob Woollard, Dept of Family Medicine, UBC


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