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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 29 Nov 2023


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Heat and Health: Summer preparedness in general practice

On-demand recorded 29 Nov 2023

Primary care will bear the brunt of rising heatwaves. Everyone can be at risk if it is hot enough, not just the vulnerable in our community.
How can general practitioners and pharmacists in our primary care sector help prepare our patients for this summer and summers to come?
We encourage anyone in the primary care sector including pharmacists to join the webinar.


Learning outcomes

  1. Identify groups at high-risk from heat related illness.
  2. Describe the physiological impacts of heat on thermoregulation and physiology.
  3. Review the current evidence base recommendations to reduce heat related illness.
  4. Discuss evidence-based prevention messages for high-risk groups.


Kim Loo
General Practitioner

Dr Kim Loo is a GP in north west Sydney and has direct experience of heat-related health impacts across communities in Western Sydney. She is the chair of the Hills Doctors association and actively advocates for a sustainable future through her work on the RACGP NSW Council, NSW AMA Council, and NSW General Practice AMA Council, and her many other involvements.

Dr Jeremy McAnulty
Executive Director, Health Protection NSW, NSW Health

Dr Jeremy McAnulty is a public health physician and Executive Director of Health Protection NSW at NSW Health, overseeing the state wide public health aspects of communicable disease control and environmental health. From 2020 to 2022 he headed NSW Health’s COVID Public Health Response Branch. Jeremy has led and published on a range of public health investigations and responses. He has a Master of Public Health, and trained with NSW Health’s Public Health training scheme, and the US CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service.


Professor Ollie Jay
Professor of Heat and Health

Ollie Jay is Director of the Heat and Health Research Incubator in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of Sydney, and currently holds a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grant. He has led several large-scale projects that have directly influenced international public health heatwave policies internationally. He has also led extreme heat policy development for Sports Medicine Australia, Tennis Australia (Australian Open), and Cricket Australia. In 2021, he co-led the first-ever Series on Heat and Health in The Lancet. To date, Ollie has published >180 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Lancet Planetary Health, and Nature Communications. He has received >$14M in funding as chief investigator from organisations such as the NHMRC, Wellcome Trust (UK), and the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, as well as various industry partners.

Dr. Stephen Conaty
Public Health Physician

Dr Conaty has Bachelor of Arts (BA), Medicine (MBBS) and Masters in Public Health (MPH) degrees from the University of Sydney, and Grad. Diploma in Applied Epidemiology from NSW Health. After hospital training in Sydney Dr Conaty joined the NSW Health Public Health Officer training program. From 1999 to 2007 he worked in the UK in both the NHS and academia including the Public Health Laboratory Service, University College London, and Islington Primary Care Trust. After returning to Australia he worked as Director of the South Western Sydney Area Health Service Public Health Unit, Medical Adviser in the Environmental Health Branch of Health Protection NSW, and Director of the Public Health Unit and Director of Population Health in South Western Sydney. He now works as a Staff Specialist in the Public Health Unit in South Western Sydney. He is a fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine. He is interested in the influences of the environment (heat, noise, built form) on health and is current member of the Greater Sydney Heat Taskforce.


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